Friday, October 7, 2016

Two Plus Five

My friend Sandy and I have some quilts ready to take to the local airport USO lounge next week. This first one is made by Sandy. Isn't it pretty! I really like how she's arranged the colors.

And how she's used the blue for sashing and binding. That brick red print is perfect for the outer border, too!

The backing for this one is this vintage tropical print with Ford Mustangs. Fun!

Sandy made this one, too, using nine patches and half square triangles. Really makes a striking looking design, doesn't it? I like that stripe she used for the outer sashing, too. 

Here's a little peek at the backing and that pretty brown which is the inner sashing and the binding.
These five I've already shared on the blog. (Here, here, here, here, and here.)

And here is the grand stack of quilts ready and waiting to be delivered next week! I think these will make a lot of service members feel comforted, warmed and appreciated. Or at least I hope they do, for they certainly are appreciated by us! It is a privilege to do this little thing to show them that we care.

I do hope you have had a good week. I know I am behind on my making and my posting. I am trying to do better. Actually I've been working on my Christmas nine patches. I think it will be pretty. I'll share some of those next time!

Hugs and kisses,


Nancy said...

Wow, those are great quilts! I think the flowers and cars fabric is way interesting. Feminine and masculine together? Sandy's first quilt is beautiful. I love the colors and the arrangement of the blocks. I also like the grey backing for the other quilt.
--Nancy. (ndmessier @,

Karen S said...

That is an impressive pile the two of you have put together! Congratulations.

Run 'n Stitch said...

I am sure the servicemen and women will feel very comforted!

Sheila said...

They are all BEAUTIFUL quilts! I'm sure they will be received with grateful smiles and warmed hearts.

Susie Swanson said...

Such beautiful quilts and I know they'll not only keep them warm but warm their hearts as well, knowing each stitch was made with love. Blessings and Love.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Wow Elaine -- you and Sandy sure do an amazing job! The USO is lucky to have you two!

Wonky Girl said...

You guys are such prolific quilters. All those quilts are wonderful. My Ruby poodle chewed the box corner, that's why i have not mailed yet. I have a new box, so will get fabrics repacked. I am wondering what size are the quilts that you two ladies make? I have some extra two yard cuts for backs, can you use them or do you mind piecing backs? There is room in the box for more yardage. Wish I could be there to sew with you two. :-)