Thursday, December 4, 2008
Ya'all did great and this was a lot of fun. Thanks to all who participated.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I never ment to flake on this... I did have the qult finished but was unble to get it mailed... Please know how bad I feel!!!
I know it is way to late to send it in for auction, but if there is anyway you can make use of it... Let me know I will!!! get it to you..... or I will just let it sit and hopefully sometime in the future we can make use of it to raise money....
again, please know how sorry I am!!!
Saturday, November 8, 2008
I don't know how many of you follow Ami's blog and/or website, but their family has had a very difficult last few days. You can read the latest update here... please keep them in your prayers.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Quilt Pixie Donna set up an online fabric swap recently. I was paired with Claire in California (she is not yet a blogger). I fell in love with one small piece she sent me, and this quilt grew from that scrap and others she shared, plus a bit of my own stash ... and when I told Claire about the quilt and the quote I plan to put on the back (see above), she replied that she had used the fabric to make a celebratory wall quilt for her sister after the completion of cancer chemo... Gwen Marston styled stars with fussy cut cranes in the star centers. I got goosebumps, to say the least.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Here is the front and the back of the mailed Rainbow Hope quilt I did. I really enjoyed making this little quilt and was happy with truly how fast it was to make and quilt. I may make another one after I finish a few other projects in the works.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
this is ready to quilt-I will do various colors in perle cotton. I knife edged it rather than binding-it was the only way to keep the letters intact and be within the guidelines for width.
I have a white blank label already stitched to the back-once I am done quilting, I will write in the information on the label, and pop it into the mail.
My goal is to have it ready to mail by Monday morning. I think this is a very attainable goal.
I am pretty happy with how it looks so far.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Here is #2, another fun quilt for AAQI. Wouldn't it be great if donations from this project pushed research over the top for a cure! I'm delighted to see the size of the bids that are being made. People care. Some of the quilts are really neat. Be sure and check out this page.
Monday, October 6, 2008
after some hesitation ( from me ) and encouraging words from Tonya, now I'm here.
My name is Heidi, married, 2 kids, part time working, quilting now for more than 10 years.
I was lucky to take part in Tonya's winter and summer class.
Here's my contribution, I call it 'High Hopes', the flower in the right corner isn't appliqued yet, maybe I'll change it... then of course I'll have to baste, quilt and bind it :-)
Sunday, October 5, 2008
I jumped in tonight on my hope top. I had bought some luscious hand dyed fabric at spring market by Starr Design Fabrics-I know Tonya has been loving the solid fabric look-these fabrics are in that same vein-I love the saturated color of them.
It did not take long to get this top done, I would say about 2 hours and a bit.
Now I need to get a number for this quilt and finish it up. I have a few ideas on how I want to quilt it.
I was happy to work on this and be able to contribute. I will post a photo once this top is totally finished.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
This is my first try (implying there will be more) for this November Priority Hope Challenge. My mother had Alzheimers, and this reminds me of her. She loved gardens and flowers, and remained a bright spot in my life even when her mind slowly slid off the edges. I can imagine her tracing the words and quilting design in this little quilt, and smiling.
I never noticed until I posted the photo how the red flowers move in and out of the O, almost like the O is hanging on to them, or the flowers to the O. Not planned, yet my mother’s name was Olive!
How good for those involved to make this initiative possible. Thank you. I’ve yet to make the label for this one (and first try to name it), but already am thinking of what to do that includes a bird so I can make another one!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
This might be a bit busy but I was trying to work with fabric on hand. I just love that bird fabric.
My mom has alzheimer's and I am so thankful to be a part of this project as we enter the season of giving and gratitude.
Thank you to all who are participating.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Top done. The letters came out a lot smaller than they were supposed to (I needn't have cut so much off :-)).
Recognise the blue's Tonya?
I loved doing this so I may just be able to get another done before the deadline.
Is there anything special that has got to be put on the label?
Monday, September 29, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Okay, so this label actually belongs to a wall quilt that I just finished ~ but the idea works just as well for Priority Quilts...
These are fun, I have another one in the works, and am planning a third.
I'm making these in memory of my Grandmother, Izola, who taught me how to sew.
GiraffeDreams (Carol) here... I set out to make a Hope quilt, but it turned into this bird. I am happy with it, and it's appropriate to honor my dad, I think. He used to like to watch the birds at the cabin, although he wished they could learn to share and take turns! ("There's enough birdseed - you don't have to fight over it," he used to tell them.)
I have been meaning to make an Alzheimers quilt for quite some time, and now, thanks to Tonya, I have done it. I made this on my birthday, and it was fun to think of my dad while I sewed.
My Bird of Hope is in memory of my dad, Roscoe.
Friday, September 26, 2008
thank you for starting this and for allowing me to be a part of it... I live outside of a small town, Woodburn, Oregon, am retired and have a take care of himself husband... so my days are pretty free to create....
I tried various techniques and patterns...
and no, you don't need to rub your eyes...
the photos are kinda blurry..
I dedicated my little treasure to Mr. M.......
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
I live in Upstate NY, hence my name, (although I originally hail from north of the border) where the leaves are just beginning to change for fall (today is the first full day of fall!). I am a wife, mom to 3 busy kids, landlord, volunteer, etc. etc. I am an addicted quilter/crafter/swapper, blogaholic, fitness fanatic and I am happy to have joined Tonya's Hope Challenge.
It will probably take a few days to get going but I hope :-) to have my Hope piece done soon.
You can visit me at Upstatelisa
Although we have no one in our family with Alzheimer's, Robin did a lot of Humanitarian work of all sorts to help many people, so with the help of my daughter, we honor him with this "Hope" quilt.
***Just need to add the label, and the hang-y thing and I can send it off***
A few adminy things for you.
Turns out you do not need to link to your blog in your posts. There is now an automatic handy dandy list of contributors in the sidebar. However, if you are a blogger and Blogger isn't your host, then I'd suggest that you Edit your Profile and in the spot where it says Homepage URL (it's there below your birthday) put your blog URL. And while you're in your Profile add your email addy (if it's not there already) so that folks can reply to you when you comment. If you want. Just makes the experience better is all.
Try to say who is posting right at the beginning of the post, that saves everyone having to scroll to find out. And please put your name as a label. If you have no idea what that last bit means, then don't worry about it, I'll do it for you.
Ami is taking a whole bunch of priority quilts to Houston for the big quilt festival. If you get your quilt completed, registered, and mailed off by the end of this month there is a chance - just a possibility - that your quilt could go to Houston. You can see a whole bunch of the quilts that have already been selected here.
My quickie instructions for free-piecing HOPE for this size of a quilt have been uploaded on Quiltville - thank you, Bonnie. The link is in the sidebar. I apologize that it is going to chew up so many pages to print off the instructions but I was having some issues with Microsoft Word - it doesn't love me. Please let me know if you notice a boo-boo or need a clarification on anything.
In the registration form it will make you state that you hold copyright to your design or you have to get written permission from the one who does. Just so you know, if you use the free-pieced HOPE you have my written permission here so you don't need to worry about that.
Deputy Diva reminded me that each of these quilts we're making will need a unique name for the registration form so they can't all be named Priority Hope. So come up with something creative or just plan on putting your name or blogname in the title. I hate coming up with titles for quilts but Julie is excellent at it so I'm sure she can give you a hand. I keep volunteering her for all sorts of things.
Thanks to all of you for participating.