Here we are at the beginning of what I hope will be a long-standing Friday tradition - the Can I Get A Whoop Whoop??? Friday Linky Party! This is a laid-back, easy way to get motivated to work on your projects and get a little bloggy love to inspire you! If you want to see the guidelines, you can check them out here - then join in the fun!!
So without further ado, here is my Friday finish......
This quilt has a great story..... A couple of days after Christmas, I received a package of blocks from Diane over at Life Scraps containing some pretty pink and green blocks and block kits, and some purple scraps that she was donating to our church's quilt ministry. When I e-mailed her to let her know they had arrived, she told me that the purple scraps were originally intended to be made up in another rendition of this quilt, but she decided she didn't want to make the same quilt twice. So I put the scraps in a bag with the intention of making up her pretty squares quilt sometime in the future.
Cut now to the second week in January.
The next morning, we woke up to lots of snow and no travel because the roads were so bad. Faced with a toddler-less day and a sewing machine, I headed upstairs to my studio to work on some old projects! After I finished one, I checked the computer to see if my friend had e-mailed me with any more info on the little girl. Nothing there. So I decided to go ahead and work with the purple fabrics, and if it didn't work for Savannah, we'd just give the quilt too someone else. I worked on it all afternoon, adding a few purple fabrics I had and some white fabric, and got 30 blocks done for the center of the quilt.
Still no information from my friend, but it occurred to me that Savannah might have a Caring Bridge webpage, so I checked, and lo and behold, she did! I went in to her photo section to see if I could tell anything about her favorite colors - - - and her entire bedroom is decorated in purples and apple green!! So I went ahead and finished the quilt top, knowing that this little girl's quilt had been determined long before I even heard about her!
I even found a piece of purple print in my stash that would work, colorwise, with the front of the quilt - but I was worried about it being too traditional compared to the contemporary front. I took it to church to show some of my fellow quilters to get their read on it, and happened to run into Keri, a good friend of Savannah and her family. Keri saw the fabric and without my even mentioning it, asked if it would be part of her quilt - because it had butterflies on it, and butterflies are Savannah's favorites!
I named this quilt "Hope" - and the name is worked into the quilting on one of the blocks. Our prayer is that it brings Savannah hope every day!
It always amazes me when I see how God works in everything! It's not the first time I've seen this happen with our quilt ministry - and I'm sure it won't be the last. It's why I love being able to do this so much!!
So that's my finish for this week -
thanks for letting me share with you!
Now it's your turn - here's the linky!
Show off your accomplishments for the week,
linking to your blog or flickr page!
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