Sunday, April 25, 2010

Burgundy Hills

This little quilt was created to meet the challenge #43 of the Fast Friday Quilters online group. The challenge was to make a quilt using "manipulated" fabric in some new way. This was a new concept and technique for me. I am happy with the sense of depth it provides as the hills moving away. I worked really hard on the puffed up oak trees and think they add a new diminsion to the quilt. The "shadows" are cast by fine semi-tranparent netting.

Quilt of Valor

This quilt was created to support our local guild program of making quilts for soldiers that were injured in the war. The quilts are presented in a little "presentation bag" and given individually to the soldiers in a near by VA hospital. I try to make one every year to support this program. They are generally Red, White and Blue and of a patriotic nature. This one has flannel as the backing which helps make it warm and keeps it from sliding off the persons lap.