Friday, December 18, 2009

Sierra Vista Quilts 2009

Today I took nine quilts to Sierra Vista Children's Center, a local children's shelter.  This has been an annual Christmas project for me for a few years.  Each year friends and co-workers donate money, gift cards and discount coupons to fabric stores, fabric, quilt tops and finished quilts.  Through their generosity, this year I was able to create, finish or give nearly a dozen quilts to the children without spending much of my own money.  Unless otherwise indicated, the quilts were made by me.

Edna N.
Cindy F.
Fonda P.
Becky R.
Judy P.
Mary Jane M.
Lena R.
Valery D.
Veronica B.
Arax S.
Misti C.
Zita Y.
#1 Dresden Plate quilt top from Lena R.
Lena started this quilt top years ago.  She knew she'd never finish it, so she gave it to me for Sierra Vista.
The petals were already sewn to the background.  I added the dark green center and finished the quilt.

#2 Doggie quilt made by Becky R.


#3 Teddy Bear Quilt made by Judy P.
Judy found the in-progress quilt at a yard sale, took it apart and re-did it.
She practiced some new free motion quilting techniques, finished the quilt and donated it.

#4 Poodle and Friends
Made mostly with leftovers from my granddaughter's Poodle Quilt

#5 Fishing
Fish fabric donated by Mary Jane M.
Mary Jane donated yards and yards of this fabric.  I have enough to make several more!
Other fabrics in the quilt top are from my stash.

Mary Jane also gave this coordinating fishing lure fabric.  I have some left of that, too.

#6 Cars - Fabric from Edna N.
Edna gave this fabric very recently.  I had intended to do a strippie quilt, but ran out of time.
There's more of this fabric, so I'll do something fancier next time.

#7 Purple cats
I've had this cute cat print for years.  I love the bright colors.

Valery D. donated this large floral print very recently.
I knew it would look great with the cat print.

#8 Sailboats
The sailboat fabric is leftovers from On the Ocean Blue, a quilt I made for my daughter-in-law's mother.
The blue fish/seashell fabric is from stash.

The nautical stripe was sent to me by fellow Stashbuster member Cathy C. for possible use in
On the Ocean Blue.  I didn't use it in that quilt, but it sure looks great here.
#9 Patches - from stash

Trying to save some money, I used four different fabrics from stash to make the back.

Enjoy your quilts, kids!

1 comment:

  1. NBice finishes and what a lot of stash you were able to use. Nice going. Merry Christmas


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