Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Getting back into the quilting groove and on a roll

I belong to a small guild and we make comfort quilts for chemo patients at our local hospital. At our October meeting we decided that if everyone made a block (the November block is to be red and white) we would have 16 blocks enough for a quilt. Here is my block which will go with me to tomorrow's meeting. It does not look square, but it is. Doing this block got me back into my sewing room. Previously I could not settle down and do anything, even though I had two projects that I wanted to do. One being my grand daughters wedding quilt and a wall hanging for myself. I found a pattern for the quilt see the picture below and purchased the fabric. I am using the colours that were in her wedding, and this is what I have done so far. The picture does not show the colours very well, they look a bit washed out from the flash.

The wall hanging for me is also finished. I took this picture when OH and I were on vacation in Florida during the Winter of 2009. The picture below is my interpretation of this same scene.
To all of the U.S. bloggers, I hope you have a great Thanksgiving tomorrow.


solomi558 said...

Love your interpretation , I think you have done a superb likeness.--cottonreel

pattypan.2 said...

Wow they are wonderful and I particularly like your interpretation of the photograph. Lovely heirlooms. You are clever, I love these. And what a good idea to do a patch each to give comfort.

Take care



Quiltluver said...

Love your beach quilt. The little touches of beach grass, stones, and the way the sand is quilted looks very real. Great job!

Barb H said...

Patricia, your quilting is beautiful as always. So glad you feel ready to sew again. Your granddaughter will cherish the quilt you make for her--your choice of fabrics is perfect.

quiltfool said...

Oh, Patricia. That beach scene is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing it and the photo you interpreted it from. Glad to hear you are sewing again. Lane

Gill - That British Woman said...

I love that beach scene quilt. I want to take a course on landscaping quilting, as it looks as though it's something I couldn't do on my own.