Archive for May, 2007
Sue Frank, one of the HeartStrings Quilt Project Coordinators is encouraging our quilters to help those in need. She has contacted a church that is sheltering 300 people devastated by the tornado in Greensburg, Kansas and gotten information on where quilt donations may be sent.
Visit the HeartStrings blog for more information.
See photos of Greensburg, Kansas after the tornado.
It’s been an overcast and breezy weekend here in Minneapolis but we’ve still been out and about. Yesterday we tried for one of our 10+ mile walks but the weather didn’t cooperate. Today we headed to the Mississippi for a walk along the river.
Here’s the view from the other side.
Other photos from our walk can be seen in my online album. Now, I’ll work some on my spiderweb quilt.
I’ll be visiting Mom in a week and while I’m there we’ll work on two stash quilts together that will be donated at Christmas time through her church’s Angel Tree.
We’ll make a version of this Sandy Bonsib quilt using a tea dyed muslin I’ve had for a while for a background and her leftover strips.
We’ll also make a green lap size version of this quilt I made for Chris and Becky but we’ll use greens and beige fabrics. I have all the strips cut but they’ve been sitting around for almost a year now so it’s time to use them.
Today I pulled fabric and fused the houses for the Bonsib quilt and I’ll work on stitching them down by hand using the blanket stitch. There’s only 3 of them in the quilt but we’re going to add one for a total of 4. Mom doesn’t think that’s enough of them but I think more would be overkill.
I hadn’t pulled out Sandy’s Folk Art Quilts book in a while but look at this log cabin on the cover – that would make a great string quilt. I’ve been wanting to try some free form log cabin blocks using strings anyway so maybe I’ll give this one a shot – after I finish up some other projects. Evelyn recently posted a heart quilt that reminded me of one I made from this book.
Quilts washed and ready for donation.