Friday, February 06, 2009

Linus worknight

So many people came to our worknight last night that we had to have some people in a different room! It was great, but a little crazy...
With so many people, we got a lot accomplished. For our string quilt this time we used blue and orange -- Fighting Illini colors because a lot of kids in this area are huge fans. Each block has one strip of Illini fabric, and we'll use a mostly-orange Illini fabric for the backing. I love randomly chosen strings, but sometimes it's fun to have a theme of some sort.
I posted this when half the blocks were made, but now the top is completely pieced and ready to be quilted!
These are oblong blocks that we ask guild members to make of their scraps and then turn in to us. I have two boxes of them! Last night we joined four blocks around a center square and now have quite a few of those big blocks (there are 9 in the photo). We'll get several tops from all the big blocks assembled last night.
And this fish top is done! Yay!!!

Thank you all so much for your suggestions on piecing batting! I am going to try it without the fusible next time.

And I had success at the fabric store looking for more fabric for my twister quilt! Some fabrics are already in there, some are not ... stay tuned!

20 comments:

Vicki W said...

Those are all great Linus quilts!

Susan said...

Wonderful quilts! I especially like the orange and blue strip quilt...very nice!

Millie said...

Great quilts. My head is spinning of all the ideas and quilts I like to make one of these days.

Janet said...

cute quilts- great job!!!

Catherine said...

What great quilts -- and one can only imagine how much they'll be appreciated!

ikkinlala said...

Those are gorgeous!

meggie said...

Wow Looking great! I love the Linus ones with the Yellow centre.
Also love the fish!

Joyce said...

What an industrious bunch! Good on you.

Libby said...

Great looking projects! I still love those fish; they look so realistic.

em's scrapbag said...

The quilts are lovely. I especially like the oblong. The scrappyness of it and the rectagular blocks speak to me.

Mary said...

They all look great! I love color coordinated string quilts.

ROZ said...

What a big bunch of colorful quilts.

Clare said...

Ooooh colour - lots of colour. Great quilts and I love the string quilt. Looks sort of 3D.

The Quilting Pirate said...

What a successful evening!! I love seeing the outcomes of these evenings!

JulieZS said...

That is great to have such a big turnout, hurray! I just love that oblong block, it looks really cool and different.

jacquie said...

those are great, but i really love the blue and orange one...so fun and happy!

A Quilting Journey said...

Absolutely amazing and fabulous! If you have any leftover blocks in creams and burgundys: With Heart and Hands.....: Australian Bushfires--Quilters Can Help!

Finn said...

Hi cheri, the quilts are just gorgeous. Love the blue strings, what a great idea to use that cheddary fabric with blue!
And I love the little boxes blocks and tops. What a lot accomplished, you are a busy gal...way to go!!! Hugs, Finn

Cher said...

terrific quilts! love all of them

Helen in the UK said...

That string quilt is awesome - the orange flash amoungst the blue really adds pizazz!! Love the happy block variations too. The oblong ones add a really interesting variation. Great job :)