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Monday, May 2, 2011

I'm Back with Charity Quilts to show..


I am sorry, I have neglected this poor little blog... But I have a excuse, no not the foot in a cast... but I have been busy in the sewing room putting together quilt tops, Cross stitching, baby sitting dogs and trying to get over the cold my DH gave me.... Want to see what I have been up to...
                                                     Baby sitting Mel's fur babies
This is Willow  She gained so much weight while she was here, she was always eating

                                         Bella is the Black dog  Mel's pup and Charmin is the White one, she is my girl. They are sisters, Cream Pomeranian father and White Maltese Mother...  Bella and Willow have been visiting us, Mel and the kids stayed with her Mom while she was getting things in order after her fire.  Bella and Willow went home yesterday... Kind of miss the little critters..

These are two more of my Cross Stitch finishes for this year.
Dolly Mama which when I get more Dolly's done will go into a quilt. I think they are cute, DH says they are ugly... what do you think???

This is the Mother's Day Card I stitched for my Mother In Law, sent it off with a quilted bag

And now for the things that have been taking so much of my time lately, my charity quilts

For the Charity Quilts
Designed them with Electric Quilt 7 software, I don't know if I could make a quilt with out my EQ 7

Cut them out using my GO Fabric Cutter, which was so fast and easy, this is one of the best time savers for me, plus it makes cutting out the quilts less painful..  My back and arms use to hurt when I did the marathon cutting sessions, now I just turn a crank and the pieces are perfect every time.

This is the start of the quilts. All cut out and ready to sew, I found these neat boxes at a dollar store and they work so well for keeping all the quilt components together with the pattern

and here are some of the results,

Antique Car Quilt
this will bring back memories for the seniors

Modern Vehicle Quilt
The racing guys are gonna love this quilt

Cat Quilt
Another of my favorite quilts, I can just see the Senior lady cat lover who will get this one.. she will be so happy

Dog Quilt
I just love this quilt, The World of Charity Stitchers did a fantastic job on the dog squares
Silly Cows Quilt
the black and white fabric is the word moo over and over again.. Its OK but now I wish I would have went with a darker sashing

Ship Quilt
Everyone just loves this one, especially the lighthouse borders.

All the Counted Cross Stitch Squares were stitched by members of  The World of Charity Stitchers.
If you want to see more of our charity work you can visit the WOCS Blog or FB page.

And this is the newest member of my home, this is Nellie Bell, she will be helping me with all the quilting.
I have 8 Charity quilts in the works and 5 queen and king size quilts for family waiting for her special touch.
Nellie Bell

So I might be a little busy for the next couple of months trying to get caught up, I will try to keep you all updated on how things are going...

Thanks for Stopping by, see your real soon


Melissa said...

I just love your charity quilts and all of the wonderful feature squares. I love that idea! I should consider that with my embroidery machine!

ga447 said...

You have been really busy, the quilts are beautiful and congrat on Nellie.

SewCalGal said...

Fun post Bonnie. You've been busy. Beautiful quilts. Love all of them.


Tangos Treasures said...

Wow you have been busy!!!
Love all the quilts & the new machine!!!!

Barb said...

Wonderful quilts!!! Looks like you are going to have some fun...enjoy!