Monday, April 4, 2011

Quilts ready to go to Japan

It's been a while, but then when an idea strikes I have to go with it.  You know "strike while the iron is hot"  and my iron was working overtime on this one.  I've been busy sewing some more quilts to send off to Japan.  I was using scraps of various different sizes to make what some call "Mile A Minutes."  Mostly likely called that because you are sewing ..... you guess it.....a mile a minute.  It starts off like this....

Sorry for the brightness, but you can see the odd shapes and there are three patches in the one on the right. 
After some sewing they look like this...











and eventually the piece is large enough to trim to a 9.5 inch size like this...

With a bit of sashing and cornerstones added you end up with this....


Here is a close up 

This is now ready for some machine quilting and then off to Japan along with these.






 Konnections with Kansas which is complete and ready to go.
















And this one that consists of blocks made as samples in a workshop presented by a friend and me to demonstrate the use of a specialty ruler.











My hope is that these will bring comfort to one of the many in Japan that are currently living in stadiums and gymnasiums.  If you wish to donate a quilt for Japan, just click here or on the badge to the right for more information.

2 comments:

nicolette said...

I’m sure they will bring comfort and they look wonderful too!

Vicki said...

Our group is putting together quilts, too. Having been at the other end, I know Quilters are such caring people