Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Central Illinois Mystery Quilts!

Mary B., coordinator of the Central Illinois Project Linus Chapter, posted a mystery quilt pattern. A number of people in our guild participated. The first three are finished!

If you are interested in making this mystery quilt, the directions can be found if you click HERE. This will take you to the FIRST (of 5) steps for construction. Continue to scroll forward through the blog for each of the next 4 posts for the complete set of instructions for the mystery quilt.

Quilts received at July business meeting

Several people turned in quilts that they had made for Linus at the last meeting. Many were made entirely by one person, but some were made by several people -- one (or many) pieced the top, someone else quilted it, someone put on the binding. Here's a lovely pastel log cabin.
This is a great quilt of shining stars! It's big enough to be used by a teenager.
This red, white and blue quilt -- featuring nautical fabrics -- has squares of a few different sizes. Very cute!
This soccer quilt was started at the February Make-A-Blanket day and is finally ready for donation. This is a Project Linus pattern.
Diane M. at Sew Sassy made this quilt and had it hanging in the shop for a few months before donating it. Love that Laurel Burch border fabric!
We received 3 fleece quilts with car appliques, all in different colors. The cars are actually pockets that a child can put something into.
Thank you EVERYONE who donated a blanket to Project Linus!

Quilts from kits

Recently we've been making Quick Strippie quilts using donated fabrics and Mary's pattern. Cute aren't they? And SO EASY AND FAST!! This one has racing cars as the focus fabric.
And here are two more quilts made from blocks made by guild members. These are like I Spy quilts for little kids. Thanks to everyone who donated blocks and helped put these quilts together.

This is an animal themed kit using the Easy Attic Windows pattern -- instead of a y-seam in the window blocks, there's a half-square triangle in the corner. Easy, cute, fun!

Machine embroidered quilts

Marian R. once again donated some very cute quilts with machine embroidery -- one quilted by Tom and one by Joe. Thanks so much, Marian!
Here's a close-up of one of the blocks. Each one has a child from a different part of the world.
Here a few blocks are mixed with coordinated squares. Very cute! Click the photo to zoom in for a closer look.