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Monday, March 22, 2010

A Few New Things

The pattern for the Easter Sampler is free at The Painted Quilt - doesn't she do a wonderful job! And she's so generous to give one away each month. I didn't do mine in typical Easter colors because I wanted something more in keeping with my color scheme in my kitchen so I used khaki Kona cotton and turkey red embroidery floss. This quilt is one I made for the Downey Quilts For Kids program. If you aren't familiar with the program go to the website (I linked to it) and read what they do. When you sign up they send you the pattern and the fabric for one quilt. You supply the batting, piece and quilt it, and mail it back. They are all given to children's hospitals. The focus fabric I got has Valentine heart candy on it. I outlined a heart on the four patch and then "scribbled" inside the heart like a child might do. Then I used the embroidery module on my sewing machine and embroidered a butterfly on the focus fabric. I stitched in the ditch of the borders. I named it Butterfly Love.

This is the other Easter piece I've completed - much more the typical spring colors. I had this wonderful package of teal fat quarters I got at our quilt retreat last year so I used those to piece the background. The bunny and flowers are made from wool and are hand appliqued with a blanket stitch. Doesn't he have the sweetest little face?






8 comments:

Tracy P. said...

I LOVE the heart quilt! It's just yummy! :-)

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Each one is cuter than the next!! I love seeing quliters work!!

Julie said...

Great quilt eye candy!!! Love it!!

Marie said...

I love them Marlene! You are such a talented stitcher! xxoo

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Both easter quilts are adorable. I love the bunny's floppy ears!

Anonymous said...

Marlene,
I don't know how long it takes you to make these beautiful works of art, but I so admire your talents! The bunny with the flowers has a sense of humor! Really cute! Thanks for all you give to the world! Elora

Karen said...

I like the border you added to the sampler from Kaaren's design. A different look and very nice looking.

Carrie P. said...

The Easter Sampler is sweet. Kaaren is so nice to share her talents. Love your other quilts too.