!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HAVE THEM ALL THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE THEY ARE PERFECT AND THIS MEANS SO MUCH !!!!!!!!!!!!!
As most of you know my father was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma back in October he is in a research study and doing well on his treatments. My DH headed out to Florida on Sat. to see his sister who was diagnosed last month with lung and kidney cancer. He just found out yesterday that it has spread to her brain and liver. Debbie is a single mom who brought up a son (Jason) with childhood leukemia that is thankfully in remission and he is now 22. Unfortunately Debbie was given 3 to 6 months.
The Ladie's Auxillary for VFW in Pelham N.H. where I grew up, will raffle a quilt for me and the money will be donated to cancer research. Without research my Dad and Jason, oh and so many other survivors would not have the chance or time they have now been given. I would like to make 2 quilts. One quilt is for the research donation and the other for my nephew to honor his Mom and him as a cancer survivor.
Here is where I need your help... I would like to have 42 blocks but I appreciate anything you can do. Here is a tutorial of the block I would like to use for this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJeJp-TIAqc. There is a correction to the cutting directions for this video and is as follows;
!!!!!!!!PLEASE SEE CORRECTIONS FOR MUSLIN FABRIC BELOW.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
4--3.5 in blocks
1--2x3.5 in rectangle
1--3.5 in square
2--2 in squares (These were missed in the video)
Muslin Fabric CORRECTIONS: The video directions do not seem to be working out at all for the borders on this one. For all the strip cuts below keep the the width cut but change the length to WOF and just square off when you go to the next strip.
2--2x12 in strips (2x WOF and trim)
2--2x9 in strips ( 2x WOF and trim)
2--2x7.75 in strips (2x WOF and trim)
1--3.5 in square (this cut is ok)
1--2x3.5 in rectangle ( this cut is ok)
8-- 2 in squares (this cut is ok)
2 blocks per person (if able) in same color from awareness colorchart.
muslin (OFF WHITE) background
sign quilt blocks (optional) with archival pens please. Your name, a survivor you know, or someone you want to remember who lost their battle.
Blocks should be to me by the end of June Raffle will begin around the 1st week of August. Hope that is enough time everyone.
Thank you all in advance for your help it is sooooo appreciated.
1. cheriffic - 2 burgundy ribbons DONE!
*********cheriffic - 2 Large Lavender Hands blocks for all cancer awareness ( will be center of quilts)
Jean, that is great I fixed above to show when I need the blocks end of June so I can put together and quilt it by the first week of August. Thank you so much.
Barb, You can pick the color from the chart above I would like each person to send two of the color they pick so I can make the duplicate quilt, I am hoping to get enough donations for blocks to be made that most of the cancers will be shown in the quilt. It does not matter what color a name appears on as the entire quilt is for all cancers. When you write the names on you can put that info on if you like, dates , type of cancer any thing like that, this quilt is for suvivors as well as those who have lost their battle with cancer. I am just trying to get as many of the colors on the chart as I can using 24 blocks each quilt. I hope that was helpful Barb and Thank you too so very much.
Thank you Sheila and Robin so much this is wonderful.
Sheila no she gives a list of supplies and what you need to cut at the very beginning of the video where you can pause to write it down then she tells you exaclty what to do with it all. Hope that is helpful
I too wil contribute, that is if I may, 2 with pink and 2 in dark blue as I had colon/rectal cancer and survived 2x.
I did contact the MO quilt company asking for pattern, but I will slow down the video and try to work from there, don't understand the XO part, but will work through it.
Helene thank you so much. Sorry the pink has been taken but I will absolutely put you in for the dark blue if you would like to pick another color I would be greatful if not the dark blue is gracious enough. Thank you again
Just ignore the x's and o's reference it is another block she did that she was trying to show that it was as easy as that one.
If you cut out all your pieces and put the half sqaure triangles together just follow her in laying them out then piece them like we do any other block. Hope that is helpful everyone.
Thank you Thunder 2 Emerald it is. I am so happy you all are helping me with this. My friend from the Ladies Auxillary is just over the moon about having this quilt made. They are planning a dinner to begin the raffle on August 3rd now so I will be very busy but Iam so proud to display all of your beautiful work for such a great cause. Thank You all from the bottom of my heart.
Cher - just found this thread.
I'd like to do 2 yellow ones (bone cancer), but I see that you already have 2 yellow ones coming from your Mom.
Do you want to Only have 2 of each colour? I understand that 2 is because you're making 2 quilts.
Otherwise, I could send 2 white ones, but again - I see you already have white.
Hi Susan, there are 27 colors on the chart for awareness so I want to have 24 out of the 27 colors.
You can pick any color and put your persons name on it. The quilts are to represent all cancers so the placing of the name will not matter and you can write the type of cancer on your block. I am looking for it to look like an autograph kinda quilt. So please pick another color your person will be remebered not matter what color you make. Thank you so very much.
I have cut all my pieces for the blocks. As I look at my muslin, it looks more like a light eggshell than off white. Should I continue or get something closer to white? I'm sure there will be variations in the background colors due to interpretaion of what is off white but I would like your opinion. I am doing white ribbons and they do show against what I have.
Cher, I could do 2 of the burgundy/white (neck) and 2 of the teal/pink/blue (thyroid) if you like, are these to be solid colors or like a tone-on-tone colored prints?
And the background of off-white muslin: just normal muslin like quilt backing or an off-white tone-on-tone?
Oh sorry Kathy prints or solids whatever you want to do is fine.
Susan I thought you wanted yellow for someone special or the white for someone special. What I meant was that yes I only need two of each color so if you pick say yellow for someone special and it is already taken then that cancer is being displayed already in the quilt.
What I meant by remembered is that if you have a name you are putting on the block do not worry that their name is not on the color of their cancer it is a quilt for all cancers if you want the cancer to be mentioned you can write the type with the persons name. Is that any better I hope.
Oh yes...that's clear to me now!!! (sorry, I can sometimes have a "clear as Mud" brain and previously to your last explanation, that's what I was dealing with LOL) NOW I understand completely LOL I had thought you only wanted one person to be able to have the colour... duh on me lol
Guess today clarily wasn't my 'strong suit' lol
well I just rushed here to find out if anyone has made this block yet. I am finding 2 (2" squ) missing in the cutting instructions for the color and also my 2" corner units do not cover the bottom of the ribbon nicely. and yes not a 12-1/2" block as we are told to cut 12" strips from the white for the sides. - Now if everyone is making this according to instructions then all the blocks will be 12" - I am thinking that be ok.but if someone make from the quilters cache ...How do we proceed?
Susan I am sorry now it's me who is getting mud brain lol.
I do only want 2 blocks per color
ex: If there are 3 colors left to choose say; red, white, and blue. You decided you want to do a blue block then I only have red and white to choose from after you take blue you see what I mean?
So we have 27 colors of ribbons I need 24 colors used so if 24 people all pick a different color then I will get most of the 27 if I do not get 24 people to make 2 blocks then I will then make 2 from each of the remaining colors to make the blocks I need.
I hope that I am wording this ok and not in circles for everyone.
well - sewing the ribbon part and adding the 7-1/2" strip to the corner units gives us 9-/2" not 9" as we cut the white strip the measurements are a bit off - what to do ? as mine are nearly finished...
Cher - I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to bow out of this one.
I KNOW it's for a good cause, and I have 3 family members that have been touched by this terrible disease (Dad - bone cancer, passed; Sister - lung cancer, survivor; Sister - breast cancer, survivor), but I'm getting all stressed right now, and don't think I can take on another project... Heck, don't know how I'm going to be able to afford sending the mail I need to, in the projects I'm currently in...
Enough of myself... I hope you have all the lovely people you need to make these 2 quilts a reality. It's people like yourself that contribute to the "cancer cause" that get the research done...!
There are supposed to be 2- 2x12 strips. wouldn't that make the size right?
Also the only difference I can see between the two patterns is on the quilters cache pattern, the very top of the ribbon is narrower. If we use the quilters cache pattern and cut that piece 2 x 3 1/2 instead of 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 I think they would be the same and maybe easier to understand a pattern we can print out instead of trying to remember the video.
If I'm not seeing this correctly, let me know and I will just hush. LOL
Ok Susan I am sorry too. I didn't want anyone stressed about this at all. It is totally voluntary and not meant to cost anyone a lot of money. I will try to get enough people if not I have committed to it so I will get it done.
Thanks for tryin.
I will try this when I get home too. I am sorry I have followed her tutes before and they have always worked well I just assumed this one would also. Give me a bit to get home and look closer at this I am sorry again.
As long as I know what size block (unfinished)you want, I can make more so you have all the colors you need. Jenny's video is missing 2 of the 2" colored (pink) squares but if you lay out all the pieces before sewing them together, its evident as you watch the video that she missed them on her list.
I have some light blue if you would like me to add a couple to my list as I sew.
ok I just looked over the video and your right it ends up at an unfinished 12 in block. That is fine if they come out that way I can just adjust my sashing if some would rather do the quilters cache that is fine too. Either one is fine as long as they are almost the same I am so greatful to have them so please enjoy it.
I really feel bad Susan I did not want to confuse you I am new to the hosting thing and I guess I need practice on clear directions. I hope your not upset and I totally understand if this is just one too many. It was kind of a last minute surprise to me as well and I just want to do a great job, and I am really so appreciative for everyones help with this. XOXOXO
so here is the solution to my problem. In the analysis: the core of the block is the X-factor each one half of the X has to be exactly 3-1/2" block and the corner units have to be exactly 2' squ. then it comes together in 12" block. I think.
Anyhow the muslin does streatch a bit more than the color...
(((((((((((Cher)))))))))))) my goodness lady - please Don't feel bad. This has Nothing to do with you - I've just take on a bit much, and I'm feeling overwhelmed right now. Between my DH & I being both out of work (I'm trying to find my own job, but he needs my help too, so basically I'm "looking for two"), and I have 2 lap quilts, 2 RR quilts, a baby quilt, and soooooooo much Church work I'm almost "spinning out of control" right now. I just spoke to our TV/Internet/phone provider and had them cut some services to give us a break on our bill... they cut about 2/3 off it, so I'm happy, but still have bills on the "brain" (yes, I still Have One lol but just barely!!!)
Trying to "support" two unemployed people is "telling" on a person... blech!!! LOL
So, that's why I'm bowing out of this one - as wonderful as it is, I need to know when to say "no, thank you" and I'm afraid this is the time.
Bless you, Cher, for all you do - you're a terrific "first time host" m'lady!! I'd just like to help Everyone, and I can't (right now).
Cher, add the light blue ribbons to my donations above, I found a pretty calico in my stash. I think I'll stick with Jenny's video, and just cut the outer strips wider by a bit to make it finish out to 12.5"
keeping it 12 is fine Kathy not a big deal this is going to be a big quilt so fudging sashing will be ok no worries
I just washed my dark fabric getting ready to cut it now and see how mine looks and I used her measurements.
This is my first one and I don't think I did anything different but it came out exactly 12.5. go figure ????? I am perplexed because it should have only been 12 based on the measurements hmmmmm oh well we take em as they come :-)
edit to say little oopsie in the right corner but will remake was the trial and have to hit the hay but pretty please it was not too bad to put together
Helene, she just lays the pieces in place where they would go. So the first one you see"completed" hasn't been sewn. Only the square on the right has been sewn. Threw me off the first time i watched it too...
Mine will be sewn Mon or Tues, My sailor is coming home for Sat, Sunday ^_^
He will spend Sun night at a friends house and leave from there Mon morn...and of course I am working the weekend and have Mon, Tues off...oh well *sigh* I will get some time with him, and he will also be able to see friends, with out feeling guilty that he is not spending more time home :) so it works out well...
Oh enjoy Thunder. Too bad you have to work though. Just wish we could make a career in quilting wouldn't that be great !!! I can dream.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday weekend. I hope to ride my motorcycle this weekend I just haven't had the time yet but gotta do it when the sun is shinin.
Wish I could join you but I'll have to just follow along. I'm still trying to finish up projects and now I need to alter some clothes so that I have something to wear when I go back to work in a week!!
I must confess I did not like the instructions that were given on You-Tube this time. I got two of my ribbons all put together and the final pieces that go around the outside were cut too short and I didn't have any more of that particular muslin left. I was a tad upset with myself. A final piece cut at 12 inches makes a 12 inch block!!!! A final piece cut at 12.5 inches makes a 12, 5 inch block. I don't know where my head was!!!! So now my fabrics are changed - the pieces are cut again and this time I'm doing instructions from part of one and part of the other. This will be interesting!!
It does come out 12-1/2" - i left the white 2" strips wof and then just used whatever each step required. Strangely it worked.
the seam allowance, somewhere is not figured correctly - i think.-
here you have it : 3-1/2"white strip, 2" color sq.2" strip + 2" strip on either side of of the 3-1/2 white strip. Taking away seam allow. you now have 3" + 1-1/2"+1-1/2 +1- 3/4" (this is where it's figured wrong, one side is not sew together as yet) on either side of the strip.
3" + 9-1/2 = 12-1/2" ! so either cut your strips 12-1/2,9-1/2", 8" or just sew from the long strip as needed. I think!
I put corrections up top I hope this is helpful. This is how I am doing it and they are coming out 12.5 each time.
Sorry everyone her videos are usually right on the money i have done others not sure what happend with this one.
Thank you Helene I just want it to be easy for eveyone thats all. I feel bad when everyone makes something and has to start over that makes it frustrating not fun. They haven't arrived yet Helene but I am checking everyday usually takes 4 to five days for me to get from FL. I am sure they are perfect and I will post as soon as I get them Thanks so much.
Thank You Barb
I am heading to the LQS in Pelham today to get some teal fabric for two more, my DM had some lime colored fabric so those are ready to go This is really coming together I think it will be beautiful.
I am going to have to withdraw. I hate the colors together and have no other options for gray in this area. Been to all the local stores and with only the one car and so many doctor appointments for DH, i just don't want to hold you up any longer. I am so sorry I am unable to complete them.
greys are very hard to find around here, too! Unless you're looking for just solids, then dark and light. Did notice that our new fabric dept at WM (which has more than tripled... with nicer fabrics, no less!) did have a few bolts of greys. I better go back and look again today, for stash. Yesterday, there were 4 Amish/Mennonite/whatever young girls in there buying 5-6 yds of blues, browns, tans, pinks, and lavendars and were talking about making dresses. I was surprised, but I know that some of the newer Orders are allowing some color now.
The funniest thing was, everyone of those girls had cell phones. When one of them would wander off to look at something, the others would ask "is your phone on?". They were all around mid-teens, and there were no adults with them at the time. Usually the only ones I see with cell phones are the men and boys. But they sure were having a good time!
LOL drive Chryslers... Well, the Orders have come a long way, and the newer ones are becoming more modernized. However, the Old Ones can sure cause a ruckus within the Groups due to the younger ones wanting to change. The family that lives next to my Mom in IN still has their phone in the dairy barn, and a freezer on Mom's back porch that they 'rent' from her, bartering produce and fresh milk for the electricity. They are still black, grey, navy colors in their clothes, but they are the sweetest people. The kids are just adorable.
A friend sent me a sunset pic of his vacation in the Keys yesterday... just too beautiful for description!
I have a picture which was published in the sarasota mag of a family of menonites hats, caps and all, long dresses etc. but taken from their backs against a sunset. in other words, they are watching the sunset. Priceless.
Jean, when I made mine I cut the muslin border strips marked at WOF above as follows: two at 8", two at 9.5" and two at 12.5" . These measurements worked out perfectly with the other measurements given above. Now I'm off to get out the grey fabric...
I was out of town when this was posted so I am late seeing. I would love to have done a block for prostate cancer (light blue) but I see Kathy is doing 2. As long as prostate is there, it is okay. That one is close and dear to me!
It was just brought to my attention and I just want to clarify this quilt is for all cancers, survivors and those who have lost their battles from any type of this terrible disease. Please feel free to dmail me names for this quilt it does not matter if you have sent me a block or not. If you have someone you would like me to honor on these quilts I would absolutely do that. Please don't feel like you can't be part of it this is a donation quilt for Everyone your loved ones names are part of the donations and exactly why I am doing this.
OOOOOhhhhhh!!!!!! Ladies please regular mail is fine you really don't need to use priority mail it is costing you tooooo much. I will re-iron if needed but please don't make it so expensive for yourselves. Thank You
I did not get any sewing done today, as I slept in, then had doctors appointment which ended up being longer than usual, and then darling son took us out to eat, then he bought a movie...which we just finished watching, and I have to get up early for work so will soon try to go to bed...
blocks are the first thing on my list to do, next time I get to sew. maybe tomorrow after work?? if work is not to crazy?!?
Oh Karen Thank you I am so happy to have this help from everyone and this quilt is for you too. I am sorry about your CML and am so glad that you are healthy enough to participate in this project today. I know it is small drop in the bucket but I hope it gets us that much closer to cures for this aweful disease.
No worries Thunder enjoy your DS company while you can I still have a couple of weeks to have all the blocks ready for assembly.
My "funny" story...
I rarely follow a pattern. Just make things. So I'm putting these blocks together yesterday just by looking at the picture. I had the ribbon part done & had 8 pieces left over. Just thought I'd miscounted when cutting & making the 1/2 sqs.\.
And I'm ironing the block before putting the final border strips on & think "this is the ugliest ribbon I've ever seen". Then I realize why I have 8 pieces left...there was a row missing.
Anyway, they are now "correct" and will be mailed off tomorrow.
I have a friend, Judy, who finds the most wonderful table runner patterns, and buys her coordinated fabrics from Keepsake, however she is directionally challenged, when laying out her blocks before sewing. On several occasions I have been invited "to take a look", my usual answer is, wow, that's pretty but I think I'd like it better if we switched these blocks around. So we complement each other's abilities, and I'm constantly introduced to new patterns.
"Spatial Reasoning" who'd have ever thought it would be so useful in sewing, and quilting?
Some us are VERY challenged... Mittsy I remember what I difficult time I had doing your Card trick block because it used 4 fabrics instead of the two the pattern was written for. I had to make myself a color "exploded" view in order to get it right!! But I did it!!!
I have to make myself a blank pattern, which I color in, every time I do Snail's Trail. I can not get that one clear in my mind. Truthfully, I am still using the pattern color sheet my hubby made for me...I was/am that bad with that pattern. In the weird sense of humor he had, he decided to print me off a stack of coloring blocks for a birthday present one year. I was somewhat taken aback by this gift but I now have to admit it was one of the nicest things I have received. Almost 8 years later and I am still using the coloring blocks...did I fail to mention it was a full 500 sheet pack of paper he printed!!!! He was original if nothing else.
Helene - the knitting store is right next to Keepsake Quilting.in Center Harbor, NH. It is a specfialty store with wonderful yarns and more notions than you can shake a stick at.
I haven't heard that Keepsake was sold but then I haven't been over there in a while. Maybe some day I'll just go for a road trip to find out!!!
Ella, the quiltshop owner mentioned it. Well they also have an on line store and a spin off from their catalog.
Very efficient peeps. I'd love to see the place. My Lisa mentioned something about a quilt show in Sept. In Pa. on the NJ border, that would be nice to see.
I am doing my blocks tomorrow. I bought a solid colored fabric and a small print. Whichvwould you prefer. Also, just to be sure, for the muslin, there was white and then beige/not white. Is that the off white?
Yay! only four to go. The Chairperson for the Cancer aide and research wants to begin the raffle on the 27th. Wow it is in motion now huh? Anyone else who would like names put on this quilt please dmail me I need to have all names written on before I quilt the quilt. I don't want anyone to miss out on honoring their loved ones or close friends.
The name is just perfect. Well, my blocks are indeed "winging" or "crawling" their way to Cher. Just depends on the mail service. I, too, can't wait to see a picture of the finished quilts. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful project.
Thanks Cher. Those 2 go beyond what their job calls for and they are very special people. I have seen them come in on weekends on their own time to visit with someone who doesn't have any family in the area.
I so agree Pat, that is why I added their names to my block as people (caregivers) I wanted to honor. It is so sad to see the number of elderly people in the facility where my Mom is that has no one left. Most, if not all, aren't aware of where they are but the smiles that you can see on their faces where they recognize a familiar voice is so heartwarming.
I'm here asking for your prayers for my son and his family. I just got word that they have had to evacuate their home in Colorado Springs because of the wildfires there. The fire is only one ridgeline away from their home. My DIL said "Tell Grammy not to worry - we grabbed the quilts on the way out the door!" Can you imagine that? With all the precious things we acquire over the years, and they grab the quilts!!!!! They are now at Peterson AFB until they find out if they can go home or have a home to go home to...Thanks my friends.
Oh me too Barb that is aweful. The woman I work with has a son who is a pilot and he has been called to fly for them and put those fires out. I hope everyone is ok and the house too.
((((((hugs)))))) and prayers Barb and Family
Thank you so much my friends for your prayers. I can't wait to call them and check. This time difference is killing me!!!! They are in a shelter on the air base and I hesitate to call too early. At least I know they are safe for now...
They are still in mandatory evacuation. The fire is heading toward their home and the Air Force Academy. All the local fire companies are stationed throughout the neighborhoods to try to control and protect what they can. I'm so grateful for all your prayers. My son Bob (here in NH) talked with them this afternoon and they are pretty stoic about it all. They said if they lose the house, it is just a thing and that what matters is that they are all safe and together. This is my oldest son Tony and his wife and two girls who live in CO.
Thunder got your blocks Thankyou sooo much they are perfect and beautiful.
I have begun assembly YAY! just one more and my center is almost done. I have tomorrow off and I will be sewing all day!!!
Wind, fire, and water - we can't out run any of those. Wish I could package the 40" of rain and send it out west where it is really needed.
I was so worried about some water getting into my Studio then thought how petty I was being. Folks just 5 mi away had their houses under 5' of water and I was going to worry about some on the floor. Told DH I was just going to bed & what would be would be.
As far as I know this morning, my son and his family are still in mandatory evacuation mode. I think I would have heard by now if their house was destroyed. According to the fire map picutres I find online, it looks like their house has been spared but those pictures were from two days ago. I do know that they said the fire was across the street from their house. So, like most things, it is a waiting game. The police and fire people still have to go through every house in case there are bodies. One has been discovered that I know about. They won't let them back in until the city says so. But, I know they themselves are safe and that is what is most important right now.
Thank you all so much for your concern.
Oh Barb I keep praying that everything is ok. I hope you hear something soon are you able to speak with them or just wait?
Jean I hope you make out ok with th water Gosh what aweful season for so many.
One quilt is partially together still working on my centers too but I think you will all be pleased at how your beautiful blocks are gonna look so far I am very happy with the results. I won't show until it is done though.
Linda yours came in this mornings mail Thank you they are wonderful.
Thank you so much everyone I am just so happy you could all help me with this project. You won't be disappointed they are coming out beautiful so far.
i'll share pics when complete and before I lose custody.
Just to bring you up to date---my son's home is still in one piece!!!! The house across from them is gone. They are still in evacuation mode as all the utilities are shut off and most need to be repaired before they can be used. No idea of when they can even enter the house. They were taken on a bus ride by the city to view the outsides of their homes but nobody is allowed off the bus or inside a home. There have been reports of looting and trashing of homes that were evacuated so I don't think the city will be able to keep people out of their homes for long. People will camp out there if necessary.
I thank you all for your prayers and concern for my family. It is so appreciated...
I was just talking to my ex-neighbor in MD. They have been w/out power since that bad storm went thru Fri nite. Say there are trees & power lines down all around them. 2 mi up the road, looks like nothing happened.
Yes, this is a very odd storm/disaster year.
It sure is Jean. And so many different kinds of problems as well. Between the wind, the rain, and the fire and the heat causing droughts we are in rough shape. I'm still waiting to see how many countries that we have helped over the past are willing to help us... What's that you say? Of course they won't help...
It was cooler in Cocoa Beach the last few days than it has been here in Cicero. Too hot to be outside for very long. So dry, I've been watering in the early morning. Helen, glad you have safely arrived. To all the quilt block senders, I thank you. Got the camera charging and will post the goodies tomorrow. Thank you, Helene, Kizmo and Pat. I'm exhausted so going to bed early tonight.
Happy to hear you had a safe trip, no doubt a fun time with your daughters. Biltmore has been on my list of go-to's for years, friends brought back pictures and brochures for me when I was in the factory. Girlfriend and I just couldn't manage to get the same amount of time off, but we still talk about going.
You're very welcome Mittsy! Still very warm and muggy here, 83º at 9:30pm, and will be the rest of the week.
We loved our road trip. Touched or drove through 10 states because we went west to the Biltmore. (Talk aboutWOW) $$$WOW but the girls treated. Darling DD's I have. mittsy I am glad you are loving you blocks.
we have such an awesome fish moger herre fish goulash tonite and spaetzle. Fresh peach kuchen sehr fein.it is soo nice to wake up and see dog and peeps. SI very nice. as he works from home (his office given to me for craft room annd he works fromvp for the barn) so I see him at lunch and we cook together. Love it DD and I butt heads but pleasantly so - we always did - she is soo like me. She is VP with ATT
Joann is making out like a bandit with my purchases (should buy stocks) did have good sales on the 4th. We live in the mountains so I shop on line. its very Quaint like one lane bridges and rather bumpy driving, there I do miss Sarasota.
It's all bitter-sweet. Where is the old man when you need him.
Ok here is the one set for raffle OMG I think it is beautiful. I have raised 45.00 so far on my own haven't gotten a count from the VFW yet but I am sooooo proud of all the blocks you all did such a gorgeous job. This raffle is going until Nov so I am hoping we do really well. Will keep you posted. My sister inlaw who I made the sister quilt for is just over the moon for her quilt . Thank you all soooooooo very much from the bottom of my heart this meant the world to me. I am the one on the right and Leslie is on the left she is the one coordinating the raffle and as you can see by the brace on her arm a cancer survivor. So again Thankyou all sooooooooooo much for your help with this project and I love and appreciate you all.
Thank you all sooooo much!!! Oh Barb (((((hugs))))) to you and Norm. I am guessing that this time they got right on top of it. I just hate this disease! And most definately I will be in Manchester in a couple of months This time we will make a meeting point so we can spend the entire day together I can't wait!!!!
Yes, Kathy I did make two exactly alike and my DSL has hers and loves it like crazy I have more pics but had to getmy phone fixed today so will try to show some more detail the back has the info block and the caregiver block it really is pretty that picture didn't do it justice. Again thank you all for helping me with this very moving and emotional (for all) project. It was the most important thing I have ever embarked on and I couldn't have done it with out all of you.
Bless you all. I know Itook photos of the back but they are not here will have to check the camera. Hereare some close ups of the stitching I did though and the quilt label .
Thanks Marion I am honored to have had all of you help me with this. Glad to see you home safe and back with us here. I do intend to get this quilt back for a bit to sell some raffles and take some more pics.
omg I have no idea what is going on with the typing on this but I just wrote a huge thing here and it is like a word processor if you try to fix a miss spell it deletes. I will try again tomorrow just have no energy to start over
Well, Everyone the quilt was won by a woman named Rita (not my friend in the pic below) from Pelham N.H. I drew the name out of a bag. She was thrilled and I am hoping they will get some pics of her with her quilt as she was not there when the ticket was drawn. The quilt raised almost 800 dollars for cancer research. I had hoped for a higher number but we done good for a great cause.
I just wanted to thank you all again for your help with this and the beautiful work you all do. I am so proud of these quilts and with all my wonderful friends here at DG.
This is the finished raffle quilt and the two people are Rita and Mark McCabe they run the VFW and Ladies Auxiliary in Pelham New Hampshire.
The purple block on the back is the caregivers block and under that I put the label
I'd be more than happy to do it again...That $800.00 just may be the amount needed to find the cure so no amount is ever too small...I think it did well as I know how small the town of Pelham is - one of my brothers lives there now.