Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Quilt # 3 from Phyllis

As promised last week, I have Phyllis W third quilt to show this week.

Before I do I want to thank Penny W for refreshing my memory on these tops.  Shortly after I posted last week, Penny let me know that Phyllis was her mother.  Then way back in the deep corners of my brain I vaguely remember Penny giving them to me as a donation.  I am relieved, because I didn't have them as long as I had feared.... but I still had them to long before they got completed.

Here is her third donation.  The pattern is called Urban Cabin and was created in deep forest green, and bright reds, creams and greens.  This quilt measures 53 X 76, so could be used on a twin size bed. I had a local church contact me this week.  They had a family in need and could use a couple of bed quilts.  I am thinking that this quilt will be sent to them along with a double size quilt.  I have a call in to them, and should get them donated the first of the week.

I want to thank Phyllis for your generous gifts of time, talent and fabric.  I also want to thank my binding buddy Nancy H. there is no way I could keep caught up if I did all the binding by myself.

The lesson learned here is that now not only will they be tagged with the donors name, but it will also have the date of donation on them also.  I am hoping that I can infact put that into action. You know what they say about old dogs and new tricks.

On a side note, I saw the surgeon yesterday and he has lifted my restrictions.  That means I can quilt again and drive again.  So one of my goals this week is to deal with this:

This is my closet in my quilt room.....and those are all completed projects.  It is time to make some room, so it is time to make some deliveries.  I plan on taking the wheel chair quilts to a senior facility in Winterset.  I have two friends who had a parent at that facility.  Both rave about how well their parents were taken care of, so I think it is a perfect place to donate to.  I might check out if the Madison County Hospital could use some of the toddler quilts also this week.  (You know as long as I am driving that way).

Hope you have a great week.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

A couple of finished projects

Well I am just going to admit to being embarrassed.  I had a goal  to have all of the Iowa Comfort quilt tops quilted before my surgery.  

But in my search I found several tops that I had forgotten that  I had.

Call it poor organization skills....or just plain old age....but when I ran across them I really had no recollection of  receiving them.

So I must apologize to Phyllis W for what I can only assume has been far to long to get these completed.

Phyllis donated three tops.  Two of them will be featured today, the third is out being bound and should make next weeks post.

This is the first quilt she donated.  The pattern is called bricks and the quilt measures 52 X 66.  It may end up going to the chemo treatment facility or it may be donated to a senior center.  It is a little big for a wheel chair quilt.... but the quilt reads masculine to me....and I could see it being well received by some gentleman at a senior center.

This is the second quilt donated by Phyllis.  The pattern is called Crayon Box.  The quilt measures 57 inches square.

As you can see it is a scrappy version of a log cabin of sorts.What you might not be able to see very well is that all the fabrics are floral, in various size print.  Some of the prints are so small they read as a solid, and then some are large and are obviously a floral. 

This picture does not do the quilt justice.  It is a bright and fun quilt.  Again because of the size I am not exactly sure where this quilt will end up....but I know that it will find a good home where it will be loved and cherished.

I am hoping to feature Phyllis's third quilt next week, subject to it coming back from the binder this week.

Speaking of finding good homes for our quilts.  If anyone is aware of a local organization that might have a need for a quilt let me know.  Even if your church has an outreach program, or something like that.  My only hope is that we can keep the quilts local, hopefully Dallas, Madison counties.

Phyllis, I do sincerely apologize again for the quilts not being completed prior to now.... I just don't know how I forgot to get them into the rotation.  I am grateful that I decided to combine all of Iowa Comfort projects back into two rooms, this is how I found them and got them quilted.  

Thank you so much for your generosity of time, talent and fabric.

Have a great week everyone, and thanks for taking a look at the post.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Just a quick post

A quick update.  I am 10 days post surgery and still restricted to the recyliner.  Surgery went well, but this no moving is wearing thin on my spirit.

Fortunately prior to surgery Jan M used up some fabric from other projects and created these two wheel chair quilts.

 I have to admit that I am loving working on the wheel chair quilts.  They are fast, furious and lets face it they are going to bring comfort to people that are all too often forgotten.

I asked Jan for the pattern to these quilts....she promptly giggled at me and told me she just cut and sewed!  Okay so that is really scary for me....I like to be able to follow directions....but way back in the back of my mind I am thinking how much fun it could be just to let go and see what I can come up with.

These are the fabric samples that I haven't used yet. There are samples of each of the individuals fabric in the line. Each piece of fabric is a different size.  Good news is that each of the samples are color cordinated and will make slicing and matching very easy.  We will have both feminine and masculine quilts.  I plan to kit these for both the 36 X 36 quilts and the slightly larger quilts sized 45X45.

Well it is time for me to get back in my chair, so I am going to sign off and hope to have another finished project to show you next week.

Thanks Jan once again for your time, talents and generosity!

Enjoy the warmer weather this week.  I would have if I could have gotten out in it.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Cozy comfort quilt donated

Jan M has been cleaning out her stash!  Well actually I don't know if that is true or not.  Come to think of it, I think that she originally made this quilt for a daughter(??????) decided that the colors were not exactly right, and made another one with correct colors.

Now me, I don't know that I would have went out and made another quilt..... okay maybe I would have for a family member.

But then of course you have to do something with that first quilt top.  Lucky us, it was the right size for a comfort quilt.  Since it is flannel it will be donated to one of the cancer treatment facilities.

Jan even donated the flannel backing for the quilt.  Such a warm, cozy, bright quilt!  I know it truly will bring a smile to some person needing a little pick me up.

Thank you again Jan for your generous spirit, talent, materials and time.  You are a blessing to Iowa Comfort without a doubt!