Saturday, April 12, 2008

A Little Warmth

I've been quilting today. Then, on the knittyboard, I read a question about quilts. So I thought today was as good as any to post some quilt pictures (I had meant to start doing that in February, when Sew, Mama, Sew! was celebrating quilt month. I know I've said this before, but that is such a great site -- sharing all kinds of wonderful ideas.)
So here are two I made for an charity auction last summer:

This is a raggedy quilt, made with flannels for the top, and minkee (the softest fabric I have ever touched) for the bottom. I ended up making another one of these the next week for a friend who had gotten to the auction too late to bid. These quilts are so easy -- the only difficult thing is all the little snips in the seams that allow for the fraying.
This one is made up of cotton squares in a cowboy theme, with a navy minkee border, then a cotton bandanna-print border, and backed with a really cute flannel with horseshoes and the like embroidered in black. I machine quilted this one, and turned up the backing for the edge.
Since I started knitting, I just don't quilt as much, and when I do, it's easy projects like these. The one I am working on today, however, is much more intense. Story to follow . . .


  1. Oh, I love them both! Thank you for posting them. The raggedy one looks so soft and cuddly, too. I'm definitely going to get some flannel.

  2. Your quilts are lovely. Are you going to be able to make it up to Indianapolis for the State Museum's exhibit on "Quilting Blocks and Binding Threads"? I saw a presentation on it last week, and I'm hoping to get over. There are several weeks that it overlaps with the Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting display.