Here is one of the blankets I managed to complete this week…Peter Rabbit and a couple of others. The blankets are about 40 inches square and are double sided. The flannel is all prewashed and preshrunk. I have been making these and selling them as gifts for years now. It is my own design with special embroidered edges. And each one comes with a cozy stuffed animal.
I also finished a baby quilt for the grandson of a friend of mine, but I can’t put it on the blog until I get it into the mail. Don’t want to spoil the surprise.
Everyone is always worrying about all the fabric they have in their stash. I did too. So I decided to do something about it. I made an old-fashioned multi-color cat quilt. It was a Robert Callaham pattern shown in a magazine some years old. Thinking I would put a big dent in my stash, I even used scraps to create a patchwork backing for the quilt. And you know what happened…I think my stash is just as big as it was before. This lovely quilt didn’t even put a dent into my collection of fabric. I had the opportunity to display my quilt in the public library for nearly six months. It was fun.
A closeup of the cats and “fence.”
Here is a photo of the library where the quilts were hung.
And here is a photo of some quilting friends giving a demonstration of their quilting skills at the public library.
Quilting makes such good friends and we have such a good time together! I wouldn’t trade this time with my friends for anything.