Friday, December 16, 2011

Can I get a Whoop-Whoop?? A Gift For A Friend

Hi, all!


I hope everyone's had a good week!  Are you ready to share your accomplishments for the week?  Even if it's small, we want to hear about it!  So grab your camera, write a quick post, and show off a little!


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Today I want to share a special quilt with you, made for a special friend.  Cindy, a friend of mine at church and member of the quilt ministry, gave up her days off over four months to go with me to my chemo treatments.  Together we worked on binding ministry quilts while talking to the other people there receiving their chemo treatments.  She turned what could have been at the very least a boring time, and at the worst a frightening and unpleasant one, into a pleasurable few hours spent in the company of friends.  So I wanted to make a quilt for her to thank her for taking those hours that she could have used for much more pleasant purposes and spending them with me!




You may remember the Charlie Brown quilt I made a few weeks ago - this quilt is made by the same design.  There is a tutorial by AmandaJean (aka Crazy Quilt Mom) that you can see here.  It's super simple and easily adaptable for different sizes.  This one is made with 30 WOF strips in prints (3 of each print makes one row) and 30 WOF strips in the background solid.  It makes this quilt approximately 60" square, and even leaves a few blocks for the back of the quilt.




The fabrics in this quilt are some of the Denise Schmidt prints from Joann Fabrics and Kona White.  The binding is a Michael Miller print, I think called Confetti.  The colors blended very nicely with the Denise Schmidt prints, with a tiny pop of purple for spice!




I really had fun quilting this one - using the Juki on the quilting frame, I did strings of curlicues in each band of zig zags.  It kind of reminds me of a string of Christmas lights!  




I like the way it looks on the back, too.  It wasn't very hard to do, unless I started thinking about which direction the loop had to go, then I almost always messed it up!




And here's the back in all it's glory - simple but pretty!  Thanks for letting me share this special quilt with you!!


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So now it's your chance!

Link up and share your accomplishments!

We all want to see and give a little 

Whoop Whoop!!

Hugs!

Sarah


PS - Remember that I'm going to have a really great giveaway when the followers counter hits 500 - only 6 more to go!!  My adorable husband bought one item on my Christmas wish list twice, and suggested that I use the duplicate for a giveaway - and it's a really great item!  So spread the word and be sure to join in when that number rolls up!!  

32 comments:

Marls said...

What a special person Cindy is-friends like her are precious and rare.
Love the quilt you made for her and the quilting is wonderful. I'm sure it will be treasured.

Kim said...

Cindy is going to love this beautiful quilt you made! What a wonderful friend to have.

Lisa said...

Sarah ... the quilt is AMAZING!

Sue Daurio said...

That is a beautiful quilt with a great story behind it, very sweet. Me, I got nothing, no accomplishments, no sewing, blah!! This weekend, I'll make it all up :) Last sewing weekend before the holidays....

KatieQ said...

What a beautiful quilt. I'm sure it will convey a warm thank you hug to her each time she uses it. She may have found another use for the hours she spent with you, but I doubt if they would have been more meaningful to her than providing you with friendship and support.

Pattilou said...

The quilting fits the quilt perfectly. Lovely and fitting gift for such a devoted friend.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Sarah,

I've been sent over to follow.

Beautiful quilt!

Dee :-)

Sara said...

Cindy is a terrific blessing it sounds like! What a fantastic way to commemorate your friend Sarah! The loops are darling:)

Alison said...

That is beautiful! I love the loopy quilting so much.

If Toys Could Talk said...

What a beautiful quilt! Both sides turned out beautiful!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

I think my eyes leaked for a minute:) Beautiful!

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

What a wonderful gift of the quilt for your friend AND what a wonderful gift she gave you by being with you. There are some wonderful people in this world!
Thanks for hosting! Have a wonderful weekend!

Diane said...

Sarah, what a beautiful quilt! This pattern is on my list for next year. I have had it bookmarked forever it seems but this year I am determined!

Suzanne said...

A gorgeous quilt! Already I've bookmarked the tutorial and am thinking of so many fabric variations that could be used. Thanks.

FabricsNQuilts said...

Just tweeted your follower request. Just 3 to go!

I love that quilt! I have a Sandy Gervais pattern called ric rac that has the same effect, but it is so many more pieces! I am going to switch gears on that plan, I think.

Have a great weekend!

amandajean said...

your quilt looks AMAZING! what a great friend you have...and what a nice gift this will be for her.

i've been thinking i need to revisit this pattern....it may be a good stash buster. i so appreciate the tips for how many strips to cut of each fabric to make a larger quilt. thanks!

ok, as if the comment isn't long enough already....love the colors you chose. the backing is FABULOUS, as is the quilting!

thanks for linking up! xo

Michelle said...

So glad you had such a wonderful like Cindy to spend the time and distract you from the chemo.

That is a beauty of a quilt. The design is striking and I love, love, love the colors you chose. So fresh! Thanks for sharing the quilt and the story behind it.

tink's mom said...

I'm new, number 498. Congrats on the wonderful quilt. Your friend will feel so loved.

Kim said...

Beautiful quilt and a lovely gift!!!!! It will be loved for a long time!

Diane E W said...

I love the quilt and I'm sure Cindy did too. Great colors and I like the way you chose to quilt it. Hope you are relaxing.

Carla said...

What a wonderful gift for such an amazing friend.

BTW, your counter is at 500!!

Anymart said...

I feel happy to be follower 501 on your blog! I am the first of the new 500 to go.;-)
Love your blog!

Muddling Through said...

That is a beautiful quilt, and what a precious friend to come alongside and lift you up just when you needed it!

Michelle said...

Nothing I can show this week, but I'm going to have something big to gush about soon!

Katherines Corner said...

It's beautiful! Happy Saturday. Hugs. P.S> please stop by Katherines Corner and add your lovely blog to my new blog list page ( if you haven't already) and don't forget to enter the Tis The Season Giveaway it ends tonight.

Heather said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The colors are so soft and pretty. I'm sure your friend will feel all the love in that quilt. ;o)

Karen said...

What a blessing your friend has been. I love the quilt. I really must put this on my some day list.

Hillbilly Tonya said...

What a nice gift for a very sweet friend. That is great that she would go with you for your treatments!

Kathleen said...

Your quilt is lovely. What an awesome gift! She will LOVE it!

Kera said...

Love this quilt! I can't wait to make my own ZigZag quilt!

Anonymous said...

Pretty - love the loops!

Wendy said...

What a beautiful quilt! Love the color and thanks for sharing the zig zag technique. Think I'll give it a try some time.