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.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
This is "Essential Ingredient" ~ batik scraps (hadn't tried them with free-piecing before, LOVE how they work!). The binding will be the same royal blue as the background and the back is a section cut from a scrappy batik quilt back. Again, I plan to hand quilt ~ perfect lunch hour stress reliever (the batiks have been washed which should help them needle better)...
Saturday, September 20, 2008
The challenge (besides the size) is to use:
an image of a bird in fabric, thread, ink or beads on the quilt top
Please don't use anyone else's copyrighted pattern - you may however add traditional quilt blocks (but they're gonna have to be teeny).
The goal is to have them mailed to Ami by Thanksgiving (November 20th).
This isn't just a challenge, it's also a class in usual Lazy Gal style. Meaning I just turn you all loose and you post away and ask questions if you need to and make comments on your fellow classmates work. I've deputized Quilt Diva Julie to help out, since she's great at making free-pieced letters AND making Priority Quilts for the Alzhiemer's Initiative.
I made a couple of tops so that I could give you all tips on getting the sizes right if you choose to free-piece the word HOPE. I'm pretty happy with this, my second effort, but I'm hoping it shrinks up some in quilting because it's close to the size limitations right now. I plan to trim before binding just in case.
This was my first one and I was playing around to see just how big I could make the letters. eek, not all that big. I'm not sure this one looks right as is, so I may just add some more to it and keep it for myself.
Do read through the info at Ami's site to find out how to make and finish quilts donated to her project.
I have made some instructions for free-piecing HOPE you can find them here at Quiltville. Please please please give me feedback.
Oh, I won't be putting the list of all the classmembers in the sidebar. Instead, include a link to your blog (if you have one) in each post. And make sure to do an introductory post please.
You'll need to have a Blogger account to post directly on the blog. That isn't mandatory to be in the class - you can also email me info and I'll add it for you.
To join the class, send an email to me TARTBR47 at Hotmail dot com - I probably won't see it if you just ask in the comments. Let me know if you have a Blogger account and I'll invite you to join the blog.
this post was edited on 21 Sept.