Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Crazy Rail

Update on projects

I snapped this photo quickly before I sent the quilt to Liz for quilting. It is from a pattern I bought in Indiana while visiting DD1. I loved making this and it went together very quickly. I can see myself making this one again. It used 9 one half yard pieces for all the crazy rails and 1 yard for the red border. I just love it! I did the entire thing out of flannel. I saw the bear fabric and fell in love with it so I built the quilt around that fabric. I got the fish fabric as a compliment since it is in the bear fabric. Our church group is making quilts for the boys at a local Methodist children's home. the boys are middle to high school age and have been taken from their parents due to abuse and or neglect. The person in charge spoke at a LQS and told us that these boys often come to them with nothing of their own and was asking if we would help and make some quilts so they would have something of "their own". So my group is adopting a cabin (10 boys) and making quilts for them. We will also be doing little things trhoughout the year for the cabin since the director suggested that they get a LOT at Christmas and much less during the year. I thought this pattern might make a cute I spy quilt too if you made all the rectangles that you begin with from different fabrics.

These are a few close ups of some of the bear blocks.

This is the cutest ghost fabric I found when I went to the LQS last weekend with my DF, Charlotte. See howit is irridescent?

Last but not least, you have all heard me talking about the pumpkin blocks so here is a photo of what mine look like! (All 42 are the same). I like the idea of getting them back and all being different but it is kind of boring to make 42 of the same pumpkins! I hope my group will like them.


Laurie said...

This is such a good idea and it looks pretty easy. I did a rail fence for my grandsons' last year using animal prints. But yours' is so bright and cheerful. Makes me want to do another.

Jeanne said...

Your quilt is what I'd call a Happy Quilt. Love your pumpkin! It will be fun to see the others after the swap.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

The pumpkin is great, the crazy rails quilt is wonderful! You're right-- that would be a fun I Spy-type quilt, too!

atet said...

Lovely pumpkin and that rail quilt is such fun! As for the ghostie fabric -- I have the same one in black with rainbow iridescent ghosties! It's just fun to play with!

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