Friday, July 15, 2016

Cooperative Quiltmaking

My friend Sandy sewed together some 6 1/2 inch half square triangles I had cut with the Go! Cutter, and paired them with some nine patches that I had made to make this pretty quilt. I think these inner and outer borders she chose really make it a stand out!

The backing is this very nice Free Spirit fabric.

I put together more of those same 6 1/2 inch hst's Sandy had sewn together to make this one.

I backed it with yet another fabric from my sister in law Gloria's latest gift to me.

So there you have it, two quilts neither made totally by either of us, but together by both of us and with fabric help from Gloria! These will also be going to the local airport USO lounge for use by our soldiers. I love that we all have a part in that!

Of course I also had ample help from our three little helpers!

Summer has arrived in all its glory here in Houston, Texas. It is HOT! And I'm staying inside a lot. Isn't it good I have so much sewing to get done!

I do hope you have plenty to keep you busy and happy, too!

Hugs and kisses,


Sewing Junkie said...

Amazing how two simple blocks sewn together can make a really nice looking quilt. Been hot here, but yesterday you needed a jacket before it got dark. Crazy weather. Chris

Karen S said...

How wonderful to see how the two of you can combine ideas and come up with great quilts. And good to see your three helpers doing their job.

Susie Swanson said...

That's so amazing how ya'll put those together. So much beauty and love in each one. Stay cool. Hugs and Love, xo

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Just shows how great things happen when creative minds and hands get together! Just beautiful! And look at those sweet puppy dog faces!

Thimbleanna said...

They're beautiful, as always Elaine. And how lucky are you with those super cute little helpers?

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Those HSTs are just so versatile, aren't they? I love both of these quilts and am pleased to know that they'll be going to such a good cause. Stay cool, my friend.

Sheila said...

Scrappy quilts made with simple patterns make very nice quilts! You go girls!

Wonky Girl said...

Your quilt turned out so nice, you know those are my favorite color groups. Yes, it's nice to have the four-footed friends around while sewing. Pupper dogs are the best company, also a cat (unless it decides to roll my spools across the floor). :-)