Monday, May 21, 2012

Tossed Nine Patch and More

Quilts bring comfort in many forms.
Most of the quilts shared during Show and Tell in May with our guild Nimble Thimbles were made as gifts for family members.

Barb recently lost her brother, and as part of the healing, she is constructing tribute quilts for his children.
Pieces of her brother's clothing were incorporated amidst the orange and blue, for his son who is a Florida Gators fan. The backing is a Gators print.

Pattern: Tossed 9 Patch by Eleanor Burns Quilt In A Day.

Sometimes we work outside our box when family members request a quilt.
We often spend hours hunting for fabrics that we hope will match their tastes.

Delores will present this quilt to her sister who loves florals.

The 2 blocks in this quilt really are simple with a 9-patch and Square In A Square.
Very nice use of contrast, as your eye goes from light to dark.

Beautifully quilted.

The black background really helps these flying geese pop.

Kathy joined Bonnie Hunter (Quiltville) for her Orca Bay 2011 Mystery Quilt Along

Lots of little itty bit and pieces in red, white and blue.
A great stash buster.
One of the things I love about Bonnie's patterns is her use of scraps to make the most interesting designs.
She has a wonderful way of letting the color do the talking rather than the fabric or print.

3 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Very nice. I especially like the idea of a quilt made with the shirts for the children of someone who has died.

I had an unusual request one time. A lawyer friend was dying. A friend told him she was going to make a quilt for his parents so he was asking his friends to supply a piece of fabric for the quilt. It was truly a beautiful thing, but definitely unusual for him to do the asking himself.

Material Mary said...

great show and share Nedra!!
Mary

Notjustnat said...

You never have too many quilts in your life. We need more of them - Always a lovely show and tell on your blog - hugs Nat