This week looks like it is packed with to do lists. Husband and I must bake Baklava this week, it is a full day and a half affair. So worth it though. The house needs to be decorated for Christmas, and there are several parties and guild functions to attend. Plus I am preparing again for two new beginners quilt classes in January and February.My quilt guild has made and shipped over 100 quilts to the Ukraine over the last few months. They are calling for more. My scrap bins are overflowing. No matter how often I think I have things under control in that closet, they keep multiplying. So this week I have just pulled out everything bright and colorful and have worked on this quilt top. I know that this will not make even a dent it the growing piles in there, but worth a try for a good cause.
I selected a very simple quilting pattern for the students. The classes will include 2 full days. I have myself some work ahead of me.
We celebrated my oldest grandson Elijah's 20th birthday last week. He is getting ready to go to Fire Academy on the 6th of January. The quilt is a bit of a joke between Elijah and I. Over a year ago when he started college courses for his EMT and Fire Science he asked me to make him a fire engine quilt. I laughed at him and told him he must be kidding. However I discovered a picture of this fire engine quilt on the internet and thought I would give it a try. I had to significantly increase the size of it, as it was a child's pattern, but it ended up really looking pretty good. He was very surprised and very happy with it.
Your scrappy quilt looks happy and bright - certainly the kind of comfort that someone in Ukraine could use. Pretty tablerunners, too. I bet your new students will enjoy making those!ReplyDelete
The fire engine quilt is amazing!ReplyDelete
Great pattern for your scraps and love the quilt you made for your grandson!ReplyDelete
You did a wonderful job on the fire engine quilt, your grandson certainly looks pleased with it!ReplyDelete
Love that fire engine quilt! Gail at the cozy quilterReplyDelete
LOL!! What a fun quilt for a soon-to-be firefighter!ReplyDelete
That quilt and photo of Elijah is wonderful! Your scrappy plus quilt for Ukraine is really cute. Those are cute patterns for your class, what fun! I'd love to have a piece of your baklava. :DReplyDelete
Baklava.... yummm!! Your scrap quilt is beautiful - but that Fire Truck = WOW!!!ReplyDelete
I think the fire engine quilt is fun, and certainly going to be a favorite of his. Love that scrappy quilt for Ukraine. That's a great way to use those bigger squares too, by alternating them with the pieced ones.ReplyDelete
I agree, taming scraps seems to be a never ending battle. Love the fire engine, that turned out beautifully!ReplyDelete
You are so very talented. Beautiful work.ReplyDelete
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Kudos to you!ReplyDelete
Isn't it wonderful to surprise someone with something they really want! I know what dedication it takes to sew as you do, and I admire that specialness in you. So many people have been blessed with yours and the guilds quilts. Have a very Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
Such a great cause, sending quilts to the Ukraine. Love seeing Elijah with his quilt! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing your post with To Do Tuesday!ReplyDelete
Wow, Fire Engine is beautiful, and it looks like it's very appreciated! Lovely gift.ReplyDelete
I think scraps multiply on their own when we aren't looking. I have the ruler for the second runner. I will have to store that idea away for later.ReplyDelete
Thanks for making quilts for Ukraine. I am sure they are needed as they head into winter. And the fire engine quilt is too cute! lol Hugs, JudyReplyDelete
Hi Donnalee, what a lovely fire engine quilt! I can see why he would want one (at his age!) It's really great. You sure are busy - my hubby put up the tree and lights last night, so I guess my daughter and I will be decorating it tonight! I am frantically working away at Version 2.0 - it might be ready for him before the new year! Your quilt top and runners are great! I'll be teaching my girlfriend how to make her quilt sandwich soon. A course like yours would have been perfect for her but I got her to make a small runner with one of the blocks from her class, so she's ready to go! Good luck with the Baklava! Thanks for linking up to Free Motion Mavericks! Have a wonderful, busy, week!ReplyDelete
Is the baklava done? I'll be right over! Happy Holidays!ReplyDelete