Friday, November 28, 2008

Quilting Day

Peggy F., Darlene D. and I spent the day with Daisy June. Who is Daisy June? She's an APQS Millennium longarm who belongs to our friend Moira C. She very kindly volunteers her machine to the members of our Monday night quilters and we are practicing our skills as time permits. Today we quilted 3 quilts - all to be donated to various groups.

The first quilt was made by our friend Jill G. Jill makes these great baby quilts, full of fun fabrics. They will be wonderful learning quilts for the children who receive them. This one is being donated to the Baby Quilt program of our local guild (the Victoria Quilters' Guild). Do YOU have some fun fabrics to make a quilt like this? I can imagine a parent asking a child - can you find the boy with the green shirt? Can you find the child with glasses? There are also cats, bunnies and even a cow jumping over the moon in Jill's windows.

Peggy quilted a swirling floral design on this one.

Darlene made a four-patch quilt to donate to our local Transition House. She quilted a 'loops' design on this one. I really like the way she arranged her four-patch squares with the plain squares to create this straight furrows design. Very effective.

Jill made another quilt using blocks she received in a block exchange. We wanted to try a new design so Peggy and I quilted this one, also to donate to Transition House. Now, we just have to get the binding on these quilts and off they will go to their new homes.

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