Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day

Thank you to all the service men and women who has served our great country.......past and present! A special thanks to my Father-in-law who served in World War II, my wonderful hubby, Rich who served his country during the Vietnam War era and our special friend, Danny who served in Vietnam.

Yesterday we went into Medford and placed flowers on all our loved ones graves. The photo is Dad and Mom's gravestone. My sister's were not able to place flowers on their graves so Rich and I placed flowers for them.

May Doll Quilt Swap

Doll Quilt that I made for my swap partner, Chele!

Doll Quilt that I received from Chele!

I had so much fun making my Doll Quilt for Chele this month. She loves scrappy quilts so I made her a String Quilt. I named my quilt....Granny's Strings in honor of my beloved Grandma Shaw! The string quilt block was the first block that she taught me how to sew when I was first starting out sewing. I miss Grandma and being able to sit and talk to her about anything and everything.

Looking forward to next month's Doll Quilt Swap!

Monday, May 02, 2011

April Doll Quilt Swap

I've been having so much fun making doll quilts for a monthly swap on Quilter's Forum. This is my second month and I've joined up for May's swap.

I made a Disappearing Nine-Patch doll quilt for my partner, JoAnn. JoAnn lives in Georgia. She told me that the tornadoes had hit about 10 miles north of her area. She had wrote me and told me that she loved pastels and I tried to incorporate those colors in her quilt.

I received a beautiful doll quilt from JoAnn....she called it
Disappearing Violets". I love it and its proudly hanging on my hallway wall where I have several small quilts displayed!

I'm not sure what I'll come up with for my partner, Chele for May. She likes scrappy quilts, bright colors, novelty prints, batiks and polka dots. Ummm.......I'll come up with something. That is what is fun about gets you to thinking about different themes, colors, etc.