Thursday, January 19, 2012

Block One

It's time to start thinking about quilts for the Saddle Up again.  I make the quilts about 42" x 54", and usually back them with fleece.  If you would like to donate a quilt for this purpose, it would be accepted gladly.  The money raised with the quilt raffle benefits St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, a great cause.  This is one of the quilts I did for last year's Saddle Up.  It was a star made with bandana fabrics.

I wanted something to hand piece, and thought I would do the Dresdan Plate Club as a hand project.  It didn't work out, it just didn't lay right.  So I decided to do a sampler quilt using western fabrics and use it for the Saddle Up.  I have just finished the first block - Pinwheel.   I finished it up this morning, before I headed to the sewing room to cut another block.  I like to get most of my patterns from Quilter's Cache.  If you have never checked out this site, you might want to give it a look.


Retired Knitter said...

Just beautiful.

Nancy said...

hm...I had the same problem with my Dresden plate!! Which is why I only made one!! lol

The Saddle Up quilt is nice!!

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