Sunday, March 19, 2017

OMG March Done = H2H

 Happy Spring from Western Colorado! I know it is not officially spring, but our weather the last week has indicated it has definitely arrived--we have been in the mid-70's. It has been lovely and we have enjoyed it with grilling, being outside, and cruising with the top down. 

It has been more of a challenge to stay in the sewing room with this fabulous weather. I did manage to finish quilting this Medallion Log Cabin. I made this top back in 2015 and then it has languished in the to be quilted pile...I pulled it out of the pile and made finishing it my OMG for March.
http://www.elmstreetquilts.com/2017/03/one-monthly-goal-march-finish-link-up.html

I had actually been thinking about keeping this one for myself, but I have changed my mind. A beautiful third grader from one of my schools lost her short battle with stage 4 brain cancer on March 10th and I think I will donate it in her memory to Happy Chemo as part of the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge 2017 organized by Sarah:
 Here is an up close picture of my quilting. I used the wavy stitch on my Pfaff and just used the medallion blocks as my guide. I actually created a tutorial for making these blocks and you can find it here: http://tanyaquiltsinco.blogspot.com/2015/01/scrappy-2015.html
Since I have fallen in love with minky as a backing, I backed it with this pearl grey minky. I did check with Happy Chemo and minky is fine for them. It is 54 inches square and would be perfect for bringing along during chemo treatments. I didn't mind snuggling under it last night and this morning as I stitched the binding down. Here is a link for other inspirational hand work:
 Happy mail arrived yesterday. This large pile includes 60 fat quarters and 4 yards of white on white from Connecting Threads. I am collecting oranges for a couple of projects and I could not pass up some other fat quarter bundles that were less than a dollar per fat quarter. As a stash quilter, fabric bargains are essential for my stash to get replenished.
Carole posted the latest clue for the Scrap Dance Two Step Mystery and I am all done with my 4.5 inch half square triangles. Here is a link to that:

I am headed back into my sewing room to dig into another UFO--I have plenty to choose from. Have a great week!



20 comments:

  1. I love your quilt! It's a beautiful finish! Congrats!

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  2. Congrats on the finish...love the black and white binding!
    I see some Good Neighbours fabric in your FQ stacks... enjoy!

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  3. Pretty stash enhancements!! And you will make someone very happy with your quilt. I know how hard it is to part with them sometimes. xoxox

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  4. That is a very sweet quilt to send to a child. My sister in law calls Minky "polyester lithium" :) Nice job on the quilting. Love your stacks of fabric!

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  5. Looking good Kathy, did you do the Two-Step second step of two-color HSTs too? Thanks for the mention!

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  6. I'm sorry to hear about the young student. Your donation quilt to Happy Chemo will surely put a smile on someone's face.

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  7. Congratulations on the finish! That is a good looking block, and a great quilt! Ohhh, temptation...

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  8. This is so pretty! It's going to make someone so happy. :)

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  9. So sad for a child to have such a short life. I like that you are going to donate your quilt in her memory. It has bright rainbow colors and should bring some happiness to someone.

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  10. Your quilt finished so pretty. It's a wonderful kindness to donate it in honor of your young student. Replenishing the stash is certainly important if one is to maintain a healthy collection!

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  11. Beautiful finish and what a wonderful pile of goodness to add to the stash! Love Connecting threads fabrics - they feel so wonderful.

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  12. Love the Log Cabin Medallion quilt. There's nothing better than rainbow with crisp white!

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  13. A lovely finish on your quilt. I think it is a wonderful donation to a very special cause.

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  14. I have only purchased 5" squares from Connecting Threads. You are encouraging me to buy more! Great finish.

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  15. Fabulous quilt, congrats on the finish. A good cause to donate it to. Love your stash additions! I think I have some of them too, hehe.

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  16. That pile looks scrumptious, and is definitely a great addition to your stash! I showed your rainbow log cabin quilt to a new quilter and she is so excited to make a quilt using that design. You've inspired her!! Thanks for linking to MCM. :)

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  17. Your quilt is so bright and happy. It will certainly bring smiles and warmth to the person who receives it. Your stash enhancement looks wonderfully cheerful, too!

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  18. The quilt is so cheerful, I'm sure it will bring happiness to whomever receives it.

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  19. Oh, Tanya. So sorry to hear about that little 3rd grader. Cancer is horrible at any age, but it's so very unfair when it strikes children. Your quilt is gorgeous and donating it is a wonderful way to honor that little girl's struggle and to memorialize her short life.

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  20. Your touching donation put tears in my eyes! It's a beautiful gift. Okay LOVE your happy mail! Have fun with all that. I plan to get caught up on Carole's this week.

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