Monday, April 23, 2012

Relay for Life Quilt

I'm so happy to share my most recently finished quilt.  My sister runs the Relay for Life drive for her company and she asked me to make a quilt for her to enter into a raffle.  Yay!  What a great excuse to make a quilt.  I chose to use Kate Spain's Terrain fabric for this quilt and based it on this quilt made by Bryan House Quilts.

These blocks are each 26" square and with the added borders came out to a perfect queen sized quilt.  I thought that since this quilt will be in a raffle it needed to be "traditional" enough for those who like traditional quilts and yet still have a "modern" flair to it.  I hope I succeeded in achieving that balance.

The backing is mostly Kona purple (even though it's showing more blueish in the picture) with a strip of Terrain on the back.

A friend of mine, Gail, from my quilting guild did the longarm quilting on it and I think she did a perfect job!  Thank you Gail!

I made this quilt in memory of my father who died of cancer and my sister who is a cancer survivor!  I hope and pray this quilt raises a lot of money for cancer research and finds a home where it is well loved.

Thursday, April 12, 2012


I am excited to show a preview of one of my current projects.  This quilt is for my oldest daughter and will hang in her room when it is finished. Yay!

I'm pretty sure there are 149 leaves on the tree and 4 birds, one for each member of my family.  The birds are missing from this picture but you can see the white space where they will be perched soon.  All those leaves are ready to be appliqued now. I'm a little scared about how long that will take to do but at least I won't be bored anytime soon.