Nellie"s Needles

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Quilt of the Day

Beginning with today, I've decided to do a daily posting of a photo of one of my quilts rather than post nothing at all. I'll try to find the time to include a comment.

Since last fall, it's seemed like I live my life meeting deadlines. Right now it's finishing up this quilt for the Smoky Mountain Quilt Guild challenge for 2006.

"Warm and Fuzzy" 36"x48" (click on photo to enlarge - click again to see details)
Fuzzy chenille yarns are couched around each heart as well as the borders. Lots of machine quilting adds texture, too. Plus the images within the center hearts are things that can make a child feel warm and fuzzy inside.

It's due at this month's meeting which is tomorrow night. The theme for this year is "hearts". All submitted quilts will be donated to the Saving Little Hearts organization at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. Some will be given to children undergoing heart transplants and major heart surgery. Others will be auctioned at one of their fund-raisers. Eight quilts will be selected by an "outside" judge to comprise our guild's entry to the American Quilt Society (AQS) show in Nashville next August. Last year our guild was awarded the grand prize (link to photos and blog) at that show.

1 comment:

Saving Little Hearts said...

I love the quilt. Thanks to you and your guild for doing such great work for Saving Little Hearts and the families we help.