Saturday, June 22, 2013

Comfort Quilt

I have not been doing any piecing for myself, but I have managed this comfort quilt for co worker Becky who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. This is Becky with her quilt. One day while she was at a Dr appointment we all, (ok most of us) dressed in purple and took a picture. We then added the picture to the quilt. We cut up white squares and purple strips and passed them out to those that could sew. They then signed the white area. Melissa made extra blocks for those that couldn't sew and they signed them. The owner of our company had some upholstery fabric made with our company logo, and donated some of that to use, so we fussy cut that out. Of course we put on the Serenity Prayer.  This all had to be done quickly for they started chemo treatments the next day. 3 gals came over to my house after work and in 4 hours we had this top. I quilted it the next night with minkie type fabric on the back. I have to say that was a real treat quilting over the upholstery and minkie together. Maybe it was just the upholstery fabric but it was horrible to quilt. But it turned out great and her next day back at work we gave her the quilt, so her next chemo treatment she can keep us close. Linking this up to Richard and Tanya Quilts because I got somethign done this week. Yay

Friday, June 14, 2013

It's Friday

Yay! and I have a done so I am linking up with Richard and Tanya for Link  A Finish Friday you can find the icon on the left side bar. You ask what is my finish. Well here it is.
Finished Blocks! I joined an online swap of buildings. Some didn't care what building and others wanted just a house. Now mind you the last one is a rocky open lot. Yep she stated an empty lot with a for sale sign  would do, so I did. I really had fun doing these even tho I think I might have stressed about doing something different for everyone. (yes I know the 2 churches are the same. No they are not one is facing the other way. That's my story and I am sticking to it) I love the outhouse, it might be my favorite and it is a freebie off the net you can find it here. I can't (but have to) wait to see what I get back from this swap. So there is my finish for this week. I did have a finish last week but didn't get it posted so I will give it to you this week.
 I pieced this for a co worker that had a friend diagnosed with terminal cancer. Co worker wanted something for comfort for her friend. This quilt was not on my UFO list or on any list to start but here it is started and finished. I simply call it Comfort. The back is a pink minkie type . I found this pattern by accident it is found  at Moda Bake Shop. I went looking a one of the Christmas patterns and saw this and fell in love. I made mine a different size than what the pattern called for. I am thinking I may have to make this one again but for me.
The back of the quilt shows the  pantograph  found here at MeadowLyon. I really love their pantos and no I am not affiliated with them just a happy customer. So that's it for now.