Sunday, February 15, 2009

Comfort Quilts!

It's done! The Carolina Crossroads quilt top is ready for quilting - hopefully next weekend! Machine quilting is certainly not my forte, but this one is 53" square, a nice lap quilt size and should not be too much of an ordeal! As I was piecing the blocks, I thought to myself 'Now, why didn't I put sashing between the blocks to make it bigger?' Anyhow, I quite like the secondary design it has formed with all the little one inch blocks! And the wide border fabric is quite pretty! They are all reproduction fabrics except the border - even a lovely double pink Judie Rothermal for the pink narrow border!

This is going to be another raggy quilt - I will donate it to the bushfire victims, too! I bought the flanelette for the batting layer - 'they say' it makes up beautifully in raggy quilts and very inexpensive, too! I have mislaid my gorgeous Fiskars snippers, probably amongst the mess on my sewing table - must find them, they are mandatory to complete all the snipping for this quilt!
I choose not to call these charity quilts - to me they are comfort quilts and I really do hope they bring warmth and comfort to people! Please check the two buttons on my sidebar referring to other nice things that are happening in the quilting world for the bushfire victims!
I'm having fun this weekend - hope you are too - hugs♥

10 Lovely People said ...:

Mildred said...

Lurline, I love the comfort quilts.
I hope you find your favorite scissors - Yesterday I was looking for my eyeglasses and they were on my face!!!!!

Julia said...

Oh Lurline, it has made up beautifully!
I like comfort quilts...it will brings lots of comfort to whoever receives it..
Hugs julia ♥

emorran said...

I love those fabrics, bright and cheery which is just what the victims need.

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Lurline! I'm like you - calling them quilts of hope, love or comfort, NOT charity quilts! I've got a few blocks made ready to send off to Karen at Mrs Martins Quilt shop who's doing a quilt top/block collection too. It's something practical that I can DO to help and I hope the recipents of the quilts feel the love and support that come from all of us who've stitched them! Love the colours you're going to use!! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Queen of the Armchair aka dzintrastitcheries said...

This is lovely Lurline...and a beaut name 'Comfort Quilts'...it is just so inspiring what is going on in the Quilt world...the generosity of everybody...just so heartwarming!!! Dzintra

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Great job Lurline it looks great..very nice fabrics for another shaggy quilt..what size are you going to cut the blocks..

quiltingnana said...

comfort quilts is such a better name for these quilts!!

Jantine Urban said...

Your CC turned out very lovely and I like the colors of the other "warming quilt to be". You are doing such a great job!

West Michigan Quilter said...

What a beautiful quilt you've just finished. And I love the colors of the "Comfort" quilt you are making. Comfort - I want to remember that. It sounds so much better. Makes you think of your quilt just wrapping itself around someone and giving comfort. Hugs, Caroll

Jane said...

Love the bright comfort quilt colors.
I promised to do some labels so must get to them and then pull out some fabrics.

I have a giveaway if anyone is interested.
http://five-minutes-of-fame.blogspot.com/
not quite sure how we got to 600