"You had me at Woof" by me



 My friend Mariellen is very much involved in a charity fundraiser for the Humane Society and Dove Lewis animal hospital called "The Corgi Walk in the Pearl"  It's going to be Aug. 18, 2018 and here's a link to their site.  https://corgiwalk.com/
I saw this pattern for "Fox and Friends" baby quilt in a catalog, and decided that they were not foxes, but corgis.  Showed it to Mariellen and she agreed, so here it is.  I didn't purchase the pattern, just grabbed by 60 degree ruler and started cutting.  Thankfully, it ended up larger than the baby quilt size it was designed as.
I believe that the plan is to raffle the quilt off to people who pre-register for the walk.  Here's hoping they raise lots and lots of money for these 2 great programs.

I quilted freehand "flames" in the dogs to mimic fur, using 3 different colors of thread to match the fabric.  Then in the background, blue thread to go with the 3 shades of blue, and a simple tight swirl pattern.  Since corgis always seem to be swirling around.

If you are in Portland on the 18th, I encourage you to join the walk.  It's free if you aren't bringing a dog, and there is nothing so adorable as 300+ corgis and their parents running around the park blocks.  Many are dressed up, and there will be a "fashion show" as well.

Scrappy cop quilt by me

 I have been cutting down my scraps of fabrics into 2" squares (finished at 1.5") and collecting them in a shoe box for some time.  This is the latest quilt to come out of the box.  I don't recall the name of the pattern, found it in a quilt magazine, but decided it was perfect for this.  It was supposed to be much more organized in the longer strips outside the 9 patch blocks, but I didn't realize that until later.  Oh well, more pulling things from various bins to use them up, and still not making a dent.
So far, I've had this quilt in my car for 2 weeks, and not a police officer in sight when I am driving.  I also have some food to give to them.  When I am on my bike?  Cops everywhere!  Guess I haven't found "my cop" that needs this quilt yet.  They are out there though, and I'll find them, and continue to make quilts for them. 

Thank you officers for your service.

Bordered 9 Patch by Donna

 Oh dear.  Donna's friend has received a difficult diagnosis, so bless Donna, she made her a quilt.  I love the teal colors, very restful.  The pattern was a new one to me, a Bordered 9 Patch. 
Quilted with the Double Plume panto, and pale mist thread.  Best wishes to Donna's friend in this difficult time.

"Bars" by Gwen



 Gwen's husband is allergic to cats, so although the photo is poor, there are about 16 cats in each panel.  Climbing the curtains, sitting on a shelf, chasing a mouse in a cabinet with glass doors, you name it.  This way, she can have her cat, and her husband can enjoy breathing.
Quilted with Baptist Fans and So Fine thread.

Rebecca's Uncle's quilt

 I can't claim this quilt as one that I worked on, just did some binding repair to give it a new life.  This quilt was made by probably Rebecca's grandmother in the 1950's for her twin boys.  One of whom was Rebecca's father, and now this quilt, belonging to his brother, will go to her daughter and her "big girl bed."  Hand appliqued butterflies, hand quilted and only a thin flannel for the batting.
The binding had been wrapped from the back and folded over, but after that many years of love, it had seen better days.  I removed that, and found a new fabric that matched the pink perfectly!  Also, appliqued a little triangle over a tear in the front.  You can't tell from the photos, but the pink had faded from a much brighter shade originally, and it's slightly evident in places near the new binding.  What a lovely memory for Rebecca's family.

Sample by Cindy





Start with a collection of blocks, increase the size from microscopic to 12" or so, add sashing and some applique, and now it's a bed sized quilt.  Done in purples, one of my favorite colors.






Quilted with a feathered wreath in the blocks, and a bright green thread that really worked on this quilt.  I must admit to being dubious at first.