Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Four more quilts going to LindaJ.
This one is a Road to Jerico which ironically is one of the blocks in Judy's new Hour-a-Day project. Also ironically it was made back in 1999 or 2000 when I was a member of Wrap Them In Love, the organization that Linda works with, with the intention of donating it to that group. I made enough blocks for 2 quilts but then couldn't decide if I was going to make 2 nap quilts or one larger one. As you can see I did get one half of the blocks sewn into a top with the others waiting their turn. Still don't know if they will be 1 or 2 quilts but now that will be for Linda and her group to decide. :-)

This is Boot Scoot Boogie. It was made during a One-Day-Quilt-Frenzy 5, 6, 7 years ago. Can't remember when. It's the same pattern I used with my grape fabric for Judy's Use The Stash Challenge in February. It's been put together in 4 sections because I had planned to quilt each section and then join them. They were to have been finished with a narrow red border and a wider green one. I'm sending the green fabric along with the quilt and Linda can decide if she wants to re-do the sections and get 2 smaller quilts out of it or put them together into 1. Either way there is plenty of the green fabric to make the borders of 2 quilts and maybe the back of at least one.

This one was also originally made for WTIL. The pattern is called (I think) Rising Star. Again originally I made enough for 2 smaller quilts but decided to put them together into 1 larger one.

This last one is way too feminine for the Boys Ranch but she can save it for the next time she needs quilts for the girls. The pattern is Hidden Wells.

I really do like all 4 of these tops but just how many quilts do David and I need? So rather than sit unloved in a cabinet (waiting another 5 to 10 years to get quilted!) off they go to brighten the lives of 4 youngsters who might need a bit of cheer.

I have 1 more that I haven't shown that will go to Linda along with several UFOs in various stages of completion. The last quilt is my Cat Weave I did a few months ago. I pulled it out a few days ago to put the borders on. But David and I have always jokingly called this "Sam's Quilt" and right now I just can't stand to look at it. So Linda will get it along with the fabric for the borders. It's a nice quilt in "boy" colors so it should do fine for the Boy's Ranch.

14 comments:

Chrissie said...

Wow! You've been busy! I love them all! My favorite is the Jerico Road. It looks like something I can do!

swooze said...

I lov road to Jerico. Looks very complex but on closer inspection doesn't seem too bad! Nice work!

Gail said...

Those are terrific tops, Linda and the boys are sure to love them. Good for you getting them rounded up and ready to ship out!

Leigh said...

They are beautiful quilts. I love the Rising Star. Also the Boot Scoot Boogie. Those particular shades of green and gold are the Aussie colors.

Rebekah Smith said...

What a wonderful way to share your quilts. Your Dear Sam's memory will always be alive in that quilt.

Holly said...

They are all gorgeous but my favorite is Road to Jericho. Love those colors.

Norma said...

I love them all! But especially the Road to Jerico and Hidden Wells quilts. I am sure Linda and the boys/girls will love to receive them!

Pam said...

I am so sorry about Sam. It is so hard to loss a pet. They bring so much to the family.

All the quilts will be so appreciated by anyone who gets them. I love the first one - Road to Jerico, so bright and cheery.

cher said...

how wonderful to have these quilts go to wtil at long last! way to clear out tops and move on Nancy

Linda_J said...

Oh, my. What wonderful tops, Nancy! How generous of you to send these on for the kids. These will go a long way towards meeting our goal and I see some quilting ahead for me. Thanks in advance on behalf of the group.

Passionate Quilter said...

What wonderful quilts! I especially liked the Road to Jerico and the Hidden Wells, which is on my "wanna do" list. You are such a sweetie to give up loved quilt tops--I'm sure someone will be very happy to be wrapped with such love!

Lois R. said...

That Road to Jerico is gorgeous! Glad you can part with them so they will be loved and used.

I am so sorry to hear about your loss of your Chief Quilt Inspector. So sad...

Samantha said...

You;re amazing, and that road to jericho is wonderful!!

B. Shores said...

I was glad to find your page. I just finished a Road to Jericho quilt - same pattern as yours- done in fall colors. Others told me I was mistaken about the name. Apparently they now call a quilt using several different kinds of blocks (Bethlehem Star, Job's tears, palm branch) a "Road to Jericho" quilt. After seeing yours, I know I'm not entirely crazy...