Wow, it's Spring around here - and it makes me want to sew! Does it do that to you? We finished a lot of quilts since I last posted, and I'm excited to show them to you....
First up is this pretty quilt, made from blocks donated by Terri. This is the second quilt made from this block donation and they both came out so nicely!
But take a look at the back - a gorgeous piece from IKEA!
I love that place for fabric - so unique. This quilt is going to a 15-year old girl who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. These beautiful bright colors should help cheer her up!
The next quilt was received as an anonymous donation, completely by surprise!
This quilt is going to an older lady who struggling with MRSA and some other health issues. This beautiful quilt should comfort her while she's recovering!
Now this quilt is a fun one - Deb and Katie Beth, a mother and daughter team in our quilt ministry, took the blocks and put them together. The daughter insisted that the center block be placed in that position because of the little birdie in the very center. And it's very appropriate, considering the border is all birdhouses!
This quilt is going to an older woman who just went through surgery for lung cancer. Hopefully its cheery blocks will brighten her day!
This next quilt was pieced from blocks donated by Sharon, our out-of-state honorary quilt ministry member!
It's going to a woman who just went through surgery for uterine cancer. How can it help but make her feel better?
I absolutely love the way the next quilt came out. Michelle of The Jypsy Quilter donated these gorgeous star blocks, and the remainder of the background material that she had. When I started working with the blocks, I wondered what they would look like "floating" on a sea of that background material....
|One more shot - just 'cause it's pretty!|
This quilt is going to a 15 year old boy recently diagnosed with cancer. I hope he enjoys it as much as I enjoyed putting it together!
This next quilt was also made with blocks donated by Sharon, and assembled by Tracy. Tracy also added the heart block in the center.
It's going to a woman in Florida who had back surgery and is expecting a long recovery. And yes, they do use quilts in Florida - feeling cold is a relative thing! Having grown up there, I can tell you that I would get as cold at 60 degrees then as I do at 30 degrees now!
This last quilt is a beautiful Jelly Roll Race (or 1600) quilt pieced by Emilie, a quilt ministry member.
It's going to a woman who recently went through surgery for ovarian cancer. Its bright, cheery colors will hopefully comfort her through the remainder of her treatment!
Things are rolling along for our space at church, too. It looks like we might be getting in it sooner than expected, so we're starting to work on wish lists and ways to set up the room - - - always fun!
And this week was a great week for donations! The Singer/Pfaff warehouse in a nearby town is being moved to a smaller facility, and a friend of mine was there and saw them throwing away 2 huge boxes of thread. She asked if she could have it for the church quilt ministry, and they said yes. Then they told her about some "quilty" stuff that they had already put in the dumpster, and went and pulled it out for her. That turned out to be four extension tables for sewing machines! Woohoo!!
When I inventoried the boxes of thread, it turned out to be 1366 spools of high quality thread, all different types (rayon, cotton, polyester, tweeds, variegated, hand quilting, even glow in the dark thread!) and when I researched values on the internet, turned out to be worth over $6400!! And they were going to chuck it in the trash!
One last thing....
....there's still time to enter into the giveaway for the "Pass It On" box - you can check out the blogpost here and get in on the fun! I'll be drawing a winner on Friday, March 9th!!