Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Thursday, December 15, 2011

More Comfort Quilts come together

It's been really grey again here,
so I feel the need for

The quilt above does the trick. It was one of the new quilts for breast cancer patients that was finished in November when the "Comfy Quilters" met at Harbor Quilts in Gig Harbor.

I worked on borders for the one above. The center was donated, already pieced in a fractured block pattern. We added a few borders to make it big enough for a patient to snuggle under during chemo treatments or at home.

This simple but striking one, above, comes together on the design wall.

Further down on the design wall were these half-square triangle layouts, which weren't from our group but I took a photo anyway because they were so cheerful. More of the comfort quilts are bagged up on the table, ready to take to the hospital.

Meanwhile, this zinger was pieced from long strips joined on the diagonal. Lots of movement.

Have a colorful day


ellen gets crafty said...

These quilts are beautiful and will bring so much comfort to the women. What a wonderful project.

Pam said...

I love the idea of this project, Sherrie, and those fantastic colors and comfy fabrics are sure to bring warmth to the receivers. I especially like the fractured block pattern one...actually, all those vibrant colors you've shown appeal to me!! Happy Holidays!

The Idaho Beauty said...

Nice work! I particularly like that last one - hard to be glum under that one. Chin up - keep looking for that color popping out from the grey. ;-)

Ladybug said...

I lost my 2nd oldest sister the day before this post. She was also a quilter & involved in something similar to your "comfort quilts", so this post reminds me of her. Last Chirstmas she finally gave us one of her creations - what a comfort to snuggle with it now. Keep up this good work, Sherrie, quilts bring people a great amount of comfort, no matter the reason they are used.