Monday, April 21, 2014

No one fights alone

I finished the quilt for the young woman who I advise and shipped it off to her.  She was diagnosed with fibrolomellar cancer...a rare form of liver cancer that strikes young adults.  The quilt is "silver and bordeaux," our sorority colors and is backed in stars.  The Big Dipper is in our crest.  Messages of hope and encouragement fill the back of the quilt.  




Saturday, March 22, 2014

All caught up

I am all caught up on my 2013-2014 Mystery Block of the Month!  I will be cutting sashing and border pieces next week after I cross another UFO off my list.



BQ

BQ- before quilting, I was a knitter, crocheter, and a cross stitcher.  Then I discovered quilting and fell in love.  All my yarn, Aida cloth and thread was sent to the closet.  

I recently decided to pick it up again.  I finished one of my oldest UFOs.  I started this 8 years ago while I was preggers with my oldest with the intent of hanging it in her nursery.  I never finished it and away it went.  I got it out when I was preggers with my youngest and again didn't finish.  I'm happy I've finished and my youngest wants it in her room :)


I have also pulled out the knitting again and have finished 2 quick and super easy baby blankets using yarn that was sitting in my fabric closet (taking up valuable fabric real estate).  My girls dance and this knitting pattern is one that you can easily put down and pick back up.  My daughter's school collects baby stuff at Christmas for the Lullaby League so these blankets, and one more in the works, will go to new babies and their Mommas who need some help.


The yarn is red heart baby clouds and you knit on size 15 needs using 3 skeins. The yarn is soft and gets so much softer once it goes through the wash.  It's a free pattern from red heart.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Busy bee

I cut up fabric for the 6 blocks of the month that I have...I have been distracted  and only had 4 of the 10 blocks finished. I felt like a slacker.  I made three blocks last night and am looking forward to finishing the other 3 tomorrow.  Tonight I'm catching up on my DVR'd shows :)





Thursday, February 27, 2014

Brain Cancer Quilt Auction

Here's a sneak peak of my flimsy for an upcoming brain cancer quilt auction.  The auction will be held at the end of March over at http://www.charlottesgraceforacure.blogspot.com.
 



The colors are a little off in this photo...it is freezing cold and extra windy here today...not a chance for outdoor photos :)
 
I am linking up with Finish it Up Friday.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Sorority Life

I am a chapter advisor to an amazing chapter of Greek women.  We rally to support eachother and do what we can to help those in need.  We are a sisterhood.
 
I received a phone call a few weeks ago that one of my chapter members was diagnosed with cancer...her last semester of college.  Instead of enjoying her last semester she is starting the battle of her life.
 
Our colors are silver and bordeaux and the closest I was going to get with quilting fabric at my LQS was maroon and grey.  I bought 12 different fabrics, 6 of each color, and cut 10 inch squares to make a quick and easy quilt top.  I had just enough fabric leftover to cut binding strips.
 
                                             
 
I just picked up the backing from the chapter house.  I bought a white on white print covered in stars and left pigma pens at the house for all of our members to write a message to their sister.  The big dipper is in our crest and one of our recruitment songs says "the stars and the dipper shine down on my sisters and me."  I am planning on sandwiching and quilting Wednesday night and binding on Thursday so I can stick this in the mail.  Our member will be wrapped in love from her sisters and have a constant reminder that we are in this one together.
 
Better photos will be posted after the quilt is finished :)