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Quilts Finished in 2011

It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.

~W. Somerset Maugham

Angels Among Us

Sheila’s Wisteria

Trish’s Project

W Quarters

Chain Chain Chain

Miniature Sunbonnet Sue

Angels Among Us

In 2011 I talked our neighborhood mini-group, Crafty Ladies, into making a quilt for the Sutter Breast Cancer Quilt Auction - then I tried to find something all could handle.  A kit I bought at the quilt store in Minden - Angels Among Us, a Jim Shore design -  fell off the shelf and hit me in the head.  I decided, with a little modification, this is the one we should do.  So I modified it from stars with points into log cabins and we made this quilt.  I thought it turned out rather well.

Trish’s Project

Trish Whitehill, one of my Bunko friends, asked me to make her a quilt from some of her leftover upholstery fabric…the vertical red strips, the 4-patches, and the border fabric in the quilt.  Although I don’t particularly like row quilts, I thought this one turned out really nice.  And most importantly, Trish liked it.  

I made most of it while at one of our timeshare retreats at the Ridge Tahoe.

Sheila’s Wisteria

Sheila went to a quilt show a couple of years ago and fell in love with this quilt.  It took me a while to find the kit - and then to finish it - but here it is.  She rearranged one of her bedrooms to accommodate the quilt on the wall.

W Quarters

I started this quilt years ago at a class at Foothills, using a Sweet Treat from Pincushion.  I finished the center but Gary thought it was too bare - so I endeavored to fill in some of the space with applique.  It traveled with me to Denver and back several times, with the applique being a VERY slow process.  Once I finally finished it I had to locate fabric for the border - which, of course, was no longer available.  Luckily I had some that was just the right colors, and it worked very well.

Chain Chain Chain

I made this in a strip club class at Stitching Station.  I gave it away but I don’t remember who I gave it to.

Miniature Sunbonnet Sue

I used the scraps left over from my 30s quilt (block of the month from Cabin Fever) to make the Sunbonnet Sue quilt.  Since I had very little scraps, the quilt had to be little too.  It was embellished with embroidery.