Pat's Knitting and Quilting
January 18, 2010
Here is the 1st of my 11 in 2011 charity quilts for the Sunshine Quilt Guild who donate quilts to Wrap a Smile (Rotoplast is on a mission in Peru right now - there are some wonderful photo's and videos right here on their blog!) and Wrap Them in Love. My plan is to make 1 quilt each month and when there is a nice big pile, I will either bring them up to Wells, ME in person or send them out to OR depending on which group needs them most.
It won't be hard to make 1 each month because it is so much fun to play with these bright colors and just go a little wild and free in creating them. No pattern, just a simple design that I worked up on the spur of the moment. This little quilt is 35" X 44" and seemed like the perfect size to experiment on my friend's (Thank you Pat O !!!) mid arm quilting machine/frame. I just made swoopy swirls and hoped for the best - not perfect, but fun and so quick and easy. It took about 1/2 hour to quilt this once we got it situated on the frame - I may need one someday :-)
And for you knitters who are about to delete me from your blog readers (which I would totally understand!) I have pulled out these mittens (recycled photo) and decided to finish the linings for Ravelry's NaKniMitMo - My tendonitis is being very stubborn and not getting better despite all treatment, but I have rationalized that it is also irritating to these tendons to empty the dishwasher/cut food/make the bed/iron clothes/work on the computer/tie shoes/etc etc etc, so I can certainly knit a tiny bit once in awhile. One lining is done, so with a few rows/day this one should also be done by the end of January and I'll have a completed project :)