"Minions" by Mary

Here is your giggle for the day.  This quilt of "Minions" is made to go into the RV who has been christened "Kevin".  If you don't get the reference, you'll need to watch the movie.
 A jelly roll or two is all that this took to make a fun rail fence quilt.  Quilted with wool batt for loft and warmth, and the swirls board.  Too fun.

Fancy Forest Friends by Pam

 Here is where we started.  All these cute little animals and some flowers and butterflies.  Amazing piecing, mostly not done as paper piecing.  Wow.  All for Pam's lucky grandson's 2nd birthday. 

Next step.  Thread choices.  These were where I started.  There were a few more added in as time progressed.

Background fill of peacock feather meander in all of the cream.

"Wheel of Mystery" by Pat.

I seem to be a bigger dork than usual when it comes to computers.  I know that I took a full on shot of this quilt but then lost the photos in the computer.  It would appear that that photo was not found again.  Argh. 

This is made of 1930's reproduction prints, as well as a few original prints from the era.  Such fun.  Quilted all over the place with feathers.  I love feathers, and 1930's fabrics,so really fun to quilt this quilt.

Hand appliques with yo yos in the flower centers.  When Pat picked it up today she said "Oh good.  It's going on my bed." Wouldn't this be a cheerful way to get up every morning?

"Mr. Furry Toes" by me.

 Back in September 2015, I got to ride on Cycle Oregon, the "Go for the Gold" route.  I knew at that time that we were going to be losing our sweet Toby dog in the near future, so I purposely started looking for dog prints to include in his quilt.  Much of these came from the "Dog Park" collection that just happened to be at the shop in Gold Beach.  I chose a Bear's Paw block to represent our sweet boy and the tufts between his toes that he really didn't like to have touched..

Some of the other fabrics came from my stash.  Things that I had purchased and collected over the years.  This quilt was pieced long before the 2016 presidential election, and it was a total fluke that I ended up with a "Trump cat" on a surfboard.  Makes me laugh to see it.
This also shows a portion of the quilting design which is called "Flopsy", and features a dog and dog bones in it.  Perfect to represent Toby.  This quilt will be given to the Oregon Humane Society, from where Toby came to live with us.
By the way, Darling Husband Randall asked "Who's this one for" when I showed him the finished quilt. I told him that its for the Humane Society, and he responded "But I miss him too."  Too be continued.

"Hugs and Kisses" by me

Another one of my numerous string quilts.  I got the idea from a customer, so sorry!  I can't remember who it was now! But, if you looks closely, you'll see that the red  blocks form an "O", while the blues make the "X" for hugs and kisses! What I find most amazing is that I had to stop making red blocks because I ran out of red strings.  Then I had to pull a few from my stash of blues to have enough left over to have enough blocks to make the quilt work.

Quilted with the new panto "April In Paris", Eiffel Towers and swirls.  I had just finished binding the quilt in the morning, then went out to run errands. When I returned home, all kinds of first responders were on my street in front of my house.  I don't know what it was about, but we had the Hazmat Truck, 2 fire engines and a couple of police cars.  When they seemed to be finished with their important work, I ran out with this quilt and shoved it at the officer who was still there.  Tried to quickly explain since I couldn't get the computer to print out one of my "dear officer" letters that I include.  She responded "That's okay.  I remember you.  I came to your house before and picked up a quilt."  Gotta love our officers. 

By the way, the current string quilt project won't have any blue or red in it.  Gonna have to collect again for a while before I can add those two colors back to repertoire.