Monday, April 20, 2009

Earth Day

The earth is a garden and each of us only need care for our own part for life to be breathed back into the planet, into the soil, into ourselves. ~ John Jeavons

Earth Day (week) has arrived and my Going Green quilt (a quilt with an environmental message) is complete. I kept it simple, a tree for Earth Day and the perfect quote by John Jeavons. My little quilt was done by hand and I used bamboo batting. To see what I thought of the bamboo batting, click on The Bamboo Report.

Back in January, I invited you to join me in making a Going Green quilt. If you did, be sure to leave a comment on this posting (deadline date April 26) and a link back to your blog, so I can see your quilt. If you do not have a blog, leave a comment, with your name and e-mail address. You must then, e-mail me a photo of your Going Green quilt, to qualify for the draw.

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. ~ Greek Proverb

Until next week.....happy quilting!

Karen

18 comments:

Catherine said...

Congratulations on a wonderful little quilt!

Stina said...

Love your Going Green Quilt... have a question..have you stitched the verse or just written it..:o)
Im desperatly looking for some nice pens to write messags on quilts with!!!

Fiesta said...

Karen here is the link to my quilt
http://quiltingfiesta.blogspot.com/2009/03/finish-in-february.html
I used bamboo batting , and not a stitch of new fabric. All from my scraps, no waste, hannd quilted.

Jackie said...

Your Green Quilt is fantastic! I just love it.

Janet said...

Great quilt, your applique is impeccable!

Carol said...

Such a sweet little quilt, Karen. As usual, beautiful workmanship and the quilting is awesome. I always loved to hand quilt but don't anymore merely for the time it takes and fingers that are not as limber as they used to be. It's such a comforting thing to do, however. Do you think spring will arrive this week? It's beginning to green up here.

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh....you would make my son proud! He is a tree hugger, yes indeed. He goes to NC State for Environmental Engineering and I guess I should get a picture of his tattoo! Yepper, the kid went and put a recycling tattoo on his chest just a few short weeks ago!

Janet said...

This is so appropriate. The hand work is perfection. I can't enlarge it, so did you hand embroider the quote? Haven't tried the bamboo batting yet but my friend loves it and it comes in black too.

Carrie P. said...

Such a lovely little quilt. Are you going to show the other ladies quilts on your blog so we see what others made?

Sew Many Ways... said...

Hi Karen,
This quilt is beautiful and I love the quote...just perfect. Your hand work is wonderful too.
~Karen~

Mandy said...

What a delightful quilt. The quotation you have chosen just says it all.

Robin said...

You have created such a beautiful and special quilt. And the quote is perfect. I love it.

Quiltbirdie said...

This is so beautiful. Your needle-turn is wonderful. Doesn't it give you great satisfaction?

Mandy said...

Thanks so much for posting to my own Blog and for giving me the link to your sister's Cat Blog.

Deb said...

I love your earth day quilt. It is so simple and pretty, well done.

hetty said...

I love your little earth day quilt! And the quotation is perfect!

Lori Holt said...

What a lovely tree and so well done. Its so perfect in it's simple yet beautiful form.
I really love the saying and agree 100%.

Evie Rose said...

Karen I really like your Going Green quilt. I have e-mailed you a photo of my quilt. Hope you like it.