Lemon Lime Twist

Lemon-Lime-Twist

Lemon Lime Twist
February 2013

I loved this quilt as it was so fun to make! I think it had something to do with the bright colors. For this quilt, I needed one more bright green fabric to make the pattern work, but was just not finding anything in my scrap fabric pieces that would work. I had some sheets that were in the stuff from my Granny, which were sheets I remembered from when I was a kid — such a blast from the (1970’s) past! They were the perfect bright green blend that I needed. While these happen to be Alex’s favorite colors, he thought it would be better to let it go to a foster kid. I donated my favorite Lemon Lime Twist quilt to Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families in Camarillo in March 2013.

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Good Grief

Burgandy Quilt

Good Grief (formerly known as Burgandy Quilt)
February 2013

This quilt gave me a dickens of a time! I kept running out of fabric, and really had to get creative on bringing it all together. I try not to purchase any new fabric for my quilts, but this was the first one where I had to bend that rule: the edge binding fabric is new. When I finally got this one finished, I thought it turned out really nice considering the grief it had given me! I donated this quilt to Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families in Camarillo in March 2013.

X&O Patchwork

X&O-Patchwork

X&O Patchwork
January 2013

I call this quilt my X&O Patchwork quilt (hugs and kisses!), because the center of the quilt created two X’s and an O. In addition to the copious amounts of fabric I acquired after my Mom passed away, I also acquired a box full of handkerchiefs that had belonged to my Granny. Granny liked collecting hankies, because they were an easy souvenir to pack in her luggage when she was traveling. Hankies are so reminiscent of a time-gone-by: it seems that very few people use them much these days (Kleenex squashed the lovely fabric hankies market!).

Anyways, I decided that these lovely hankies shouldn’t just sit in a box and not be used, so I decided to start incorporating them into my quilts. In my X&O Patchwork quilt, the O is actually one of my Granny’s cute little hankies. I finished this quilt and donated it to Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families in Camarillo in March 2013.

Aunt Betty’s 9 Patch

9 Patch quilt

Aunt Bettys’ 9 Patch
January 2013

This quilt had sat in my sewing closet for years. I never quite knew what to do with it, as it did not really fit with the color-scheme of my home. This was a quilt that my Aunt Betty had started, but never finished. I finished it and donated it to Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families in Camarillo in March 2013.