Snugglebug Quilter:Marsha- do you make the wheelchair quilts for an organization or just independantly?
I am doing this independantly for our loca nursing home. I was there for rehab on a knee replacement and asked what I could do for them with my quilting. They said they especially needed sturdy wheelchair quilts. They needed to be quilted, no tying, and about 36 x 42. I just went from there. Will (hopefully) be posting pictures of the first 8 this week. They will be posted in "Did you work on a quilt today?" and in my gallery - if I ever get the time. I want to photo them outside, the sun is shining, and..........hubby wants me to go with him when the hauls 4 cows to a Dairy sale this afternoon! Maybe tomorrow (and it will probably rain!)
Have fun with this quilt - the quilts are fun but the friends are even better.
Marsha - Western New York
Good morning everyone! Just about to start to step three but I love to read the recent chat from you all. Got up this morning to lovely fluffy snow - aw Canada in the spring! We don;t often get snow this late so I guess I'll just think of it as frozen water and think of all the green that will come from it!
About another hour and I will be done with step 1. Probably won't finish step 2 today. Someone said step 3 went fast? Then maybe I will catch up by the end of the week.
MNcarol: I love using minky on the back of a quilt. This year I made two quilts, pieced the top and put minky on the back--only minky, no batting. Stitched in the ditch to hold it together and whoola! They are so light, soft and cuddly, and surprising warm without the batting! Great as a lightweight throw for spring or summer. My mom(84) didn't like how "heavy" her other lap quilt was so I tried this and she absolutely loves it best of the 3 quilts I have made for her!
Karen, aka yayaquilts
Here's my step 1
Beautiful colors Patti!
Great colors on your MQ5. I love the way everyone's quilts look so different!
I made one for my daughter who has recently moved, again, this time to Australia. Now I have to ship the quilt to her from San Diego. I don't care how much it costs, she loves the quilt so much she told me not to ship her work clothes if its too expensive as long as I ship the quilt... awe, how sweet. That's what quilting is all about.
Done with step 3. Here's a sampling of the three steps.
In the beautiful Pacific Northwest!
walla2butterfly: I gather from what I have read, that the border doesnt come with the pattern? or have I miss understood?
I don't know about this MQ since we haven't done one from the Missouri Quilt Co. before, but in the past, the borders were not included. By personalizing the borders, you can set your quilt apart from everyone else because otherwise, basically, we are all making the same pattern.
On the banks of the Mississippi River in north central Minnesota (Brainerd lakes area)
Thanks Judy, I needed to see that....
OOOOH!! Patti--so pretty. I'm using Batiks too.
Janet, where in San Diego are you?? I'm in San Marcos (north county!!)
Patti, I just love the baticks. I just might have to make another one with them.
Judy T, that's going to make a beautiful quilt. I'm leaving in a couple of hours fo SC so will have to do step 3 when I get back. Looks like they go together pretty quick.
thanks for the response Nancy. And love your color combos Patti, going to be a pretty one.
Tami of Walla Walla, Washington
I live in north county too, Rancho Penasquitos! Not too far from you, we must meet up!