Sunday, August 28, 2011

Project Linus - Third Sunday Group - August

Star Lite, Star Brite was our Fast & Fun quilt top for August, 2011. Our Third Sunday group met at JoAnns Fabrics in Independence, MO last Sunday, August 21, to work on Project Linus blankets.

Star Lite, Star Brite is a 36" by 47" quilt top with six 9" friendship stars. It was designed by our energetic group facilitator, Jodie, who also cuts kits for our group. Three quilt tops were finished and others were in progress at the end of our meeting. Click on any photo for a larger version.

Star Lite, Star Brite quilt top - Jodie

Jodie chose a kit with yellow stars, a multi-colored lollipops background, pink sashing, and a multi-colored dog faces border. Jodie loves those bright colors!

Star Lite, Star Brite quilt top - Sandy

Sandy chose a kit with a green theme: solid stars and sashing, green polka dot background and a fun Scooby Doo border.

Star Lite, Star Brite quilt top - SusanB

The hot pink background drew me to the kit I chose. The yellow stars pop out of the pink and are sashed with a purple that has gold sparkles. The mariner's compass print in the border echos the colors used in the blocks and sashing.

Riding the Rails quilt - Sandy

Sandy returned the finished quilt from a Riding the Rails kit from our July meeting. The fairies in the purple border add a whimisical touch to this girlie quilt.

One volunteer stopped by briefly to turn in some finished blankets. I don't know her name, but I want to share 2 of her blankets with you. These are quick, simple quilt tops that give inspiration for projects of your own.

simple quilt design

There were 2 quilts made with this design. The center is a super-sized log cabin block with 1 round of logs. The top log is made from 2 fabrics which balances the colors. The big block is surrounded by 2 borders.

border print strippy quilt

This strippy quilt top was made from 3 fabrics, a border print, a tan solid and a wine or burgundy solid. Great idea for using those fabulous border print fabrics.

Louise's granddaughter joined us. She and Louise tied quilts to finish some blankets.

I'm a little late sharing these fun quilt tops with you. I get distracted from what I plan to do far too easily and frequently don't get back on track. I had no Internet this morning, so I got some writing done. Thank you, Time Warner.

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