Wednesday, April 18, 2012

What's Cookin' at The Sweatshop, Week #27 - Eye Candy Galore....


Hi, all!


Well, it's really been a sweatshop this week - we've got six quilts to share that have gone on to new homes!  


First up is a quilt that is going to a gentleman with cancer.  He likes blues, and this quilt worked up quickly with lots of blue scraps. The pattern is Amy Smart's Easy Bricks Quilt.  It really is easy and fast - great for a quilt you need in a hurry!


This beautiful quilt was pieced by Robin from a kit one of you wonderful readers sent to us (I wish I could remember who, but it's been a while - sorry!)  It is now winging its way to a woman who has been dealing with various cancers for a very long time.  


This gorgeous jelly roll quilt was pieced by Shirley, and is going to a friend of hers who recently lost her husband to spinal cancer.  


This very manly quilt was pieced by Debora, and is going to a gentleman with stage 3 throat cancer.


This fun quilt is going to a twelve year old girl with a very rare disease called EBA.  She likes bright colors - pink, lime, purple - and I love this very cheerful quilt, designed by Kate Conklin, called Whirly Garden.  Keep an eye on Kate's blog - the pattern will be coming out soon!!  (I had the good fortune of proof reading it for her...)


And this very pretty quilt was pieced by Pam S., a new quilt ministry member.  It went to a 16-year old girl with ovarian cancer who is facing a tough road ahead.  Although we didn't know it at the time, it turns out that lime green is one of her favorite colors (and that daisy border IS lime green, even though it doesn't look like it in this picture!)


So those are the six quilts we distributed this week.  Our constant prayer is that these quilts will bring comfort and hope to the recipients....


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We're also looking forward to being in our new space at church in the very near future - such exciting times!!  Space to spread out projects.  Space for classes to teach quilting basics.  Space to learn to machine quilt on the mid-arm quilting frame we found this week!   I can't wait to show you what our new space looks like - - - soon!!

Hugs!

Sarah

7 comments:

  1. Wow - I am just in awe of your generosity of both your heart and time. Every single one of those quilts is so beautiful in so many ways.

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  2. Beautiful as always, Sarah! I've already started pulling blues and greens from my stash to make a brick quilt. Thanks for posting the link, a real pattern will be much better than the "winging it" I was planning to do when you posted a picture of this one earlier in the week!

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  3. Wonderful quilts. I'm positive they will bring comfort. Good job! Received the first two Happy Chemo quilts from Hands2Help. Thanks!!!! for spreading the word.

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  4. I love that quilt that Robin made. Sort of like a hidden, garden nine patch. Very nice. Do we have a pattern for that??

    The quilts look great!

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  5. I second the previous comment regarding the nine patch. Would love to know the pattern for that. They're all such gorgeous eye candy. It was a welcome break from work this afternoon to pause and stop in to see these.

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  6. Wish I lived nearer to you... I'd love to be part of your group. Thanks for all the inspiration. So happy about your new space and the mid arm. Wawhoooo!
    Hugs!

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  7. Like Terri, I wish I lived nearer to you to help. Congratulations on your now quilting space and mid-arm.

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