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Friday, January 21, 2011

Two to Give and One to Keep

I'm giving two to Project Linus and keeping one for myself! The first picture shows the one I'm keeping myself, which is the Aunt Bea's Parlor pattern that I did once before in colored embroidery and this time I did it in redwork. I did it long and narrow to fit on a special wall----but when I went to hang it, lo and behold, it doesn't fit there---it's just a few inches too big! So in frustration, I folded it neatly and put it in the big basket of quilts that I have in my bedroom. And it does look nice there! Guess I should have measured more carefully!

The first one for Project Linus (second picture) I called "Mary, How Does Your Garden Grow?" You probably can't see the fabric very well unless you click on the picture to enlarge it, but there is a little girl tending her garden in one of the fabrics.

The second quilt of PL (third picture) is from the fabric line called "Baby Genius Grows Up." I really like this fabric line and have made one quilt from this fabric line once before. It is so bright and happy!

We're back in the deep freeze with our weather, so I'm crocheting another afghan with some really bright yarn this time. It has yellow, orange, blue, turquoise, hot pink, green and maybe other colors in it---need sunglasses to look at it. I'm hoping some child will like it. I'm thinking of trying some camo fabric---they even have it in pink! What's the consensus on that, fellow quilters and crocheters?

Let quilting help you make someone smile!



Allie said...

LOVE the Aunt Bea pattern - so sorry it doesn't fit, don't you hate that? But the quilt is really gorgeous. Love the others as well, and your afghan sounds wonderfully yummy - love bright colors. Camo fabric....hmmmm....not for me, saw enough of it while I was in the Army, lol!

Debi said...

The redwork quilt is so pretty and the PL quilts are cheery and bright. The children who receive them will love them.

Myra said...

Great quilts Jan. I love the Aunt Bea one. I am about tired of this cold weather - aren't you?

julieQ said...

Love your redwork!!!

Barb said...

Love your quilts and you so deserve to keep one for yourself.

Hope you are doing well.

Jeanne said...

Great finishes! Here in Michigan, it's been cold, but nothing like other states with all of the snow and ice. I want spring!