On a Coconut Island

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On a Coconut Island
August 2014

This is the Winning Hand pattern. The solid teal blue and the blue polka dot fabric were from Mom and Granny’s past sewing projects, while the other fabrics were all new. The monkeys in the coconut trees gave the quilt the feeling of being on a coconut island, hence the name! Here’s a little something for your listening pleasure…

I donated this quilt to the County of Ventura, Children & Family Services, via the Children’s Services Auxiliary of Ventura County, in September 2014.

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Twizzler Goes for a Ride

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Twizzler Goes for a Ride
August 2014

Quilts seem to mimic life: you have a general plan of where things will go, and sometimes it doesn’t quite go that exact way. But, it is beautiful nonetheless. I had planned to carry the Irish Chain pattern all the way to the edge, but the fabric scraps I had chosen were just not going to stretch that far. So, back to the sketch pad, and I came up with the idea to use the animal fabric as a border. In the end, it turned out great!

The orange fabric was given to Jamie from her friend Jan, who likes the idea of my Love Hugs project. She gave Jamie a huge bag of all sorts of fabrics! The animal fabric was new, while the blue was some from Granny’s stuff, and the plaid was from the craigslist fabric I acquired last year.

As a big thank you for the fabric donation, I have named this in honor of Jan and her doggie Twizzler.

I donated this quilt to the County of Ventura, Children & Family Services, via the Children’s Services Auxiliary of Ventura County, in August 2014.

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