Monday, April 26, 2010

I can finally post this quilt!

A very special friend of mine was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. We share a number of quilting friends, so I asked a bunch of them to help make a quilt for Pam, to let her know that we were thinking of her, and praying for her. The weeks passed, and I started getting quilt blocks in the mail - it was so much fun! I ended up with 29 blocks, plus a special label which I ended up making into a block. The quilt has 15 blocks on each side, and was beautifully quilted by one of the members of our quilting group. Pam loves butterflies, so a few people made blocks with butterflies on them, and the quilting motif also has butterflies. The only requirement for the quilt blocks was that it had to have pink in the fabric. My block is the 3rd down on the right side of the white-bordered side.
Pam got the quilt this morning, so I can finally post the pictures of it here! She has just finished her treatments, and hopefully is cancer-free!

Monday, April 19, 2010

a sympathy card...

I find that I need more sympathy cards lately.... I don't like having to make them, but I know they're so appreciated.
The wife of the minister that married us passed away last week after a short illness. I saw a card on a site somewhere, and realized that I probably have all the items I'd need to make it.
Here it is:
I bought the copper paper a few years ago at The Stamp Shack in Galleria Mall (or whatever they call that mall now...) - I ran it through the CB; the C/S is Soft Suede from SU, and the DP is from SU too. The emblem is one of the "tiles" from CTMH's Damask Tiles, and I just printed the sentiment onto some C/S.

Monday, April 12, 2010

a birthday card

I have two friends and a family member with birthdays this week, and since none of them know each other, they'll all be getting the same card - it's so much easier that way!
This card is a total CASE of a card on the Splitcoaststampers website - I just can't remember who to give the credit to - if you REALLY need to know, let me know - or you can just CASE my card! Here it is:
I still had some Groovy Guava, one of SU's "In Colours" from 2 years ago, so I've used it all up making these cards (well, I have bits of it left, but not enough to make a card from). I used Very Vanilla for the light panels, and stamped the heart onto the GG C/S, cut it out, then stamped it again onto the VV C/S. The GG heart is mounted on pop dots over the heart on the VV C/S. I used Groovy Guava and Close to Cocoa inks for the stamping, and each of the pieces are mounted on Close to Cocoa C/S. I also had a bit of GG designer paper for the first panel.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

This is what I did last week...

I have so many quilting projects that I NEED to work on, so you'd think that going to the quilt shop would be helpful, right? Well, actually, no, it isn't! The quilt shop was having a sale, and they had some really cute kid-friendly fabrics in 4 different colours! It just so happened that earlier that day, my cousin called, and mentioned that her daughter is expecting a baby in a few weeks, which of course means that I need to make a baby quilt (you see, I have nothing better to do with my time...)
I have a fun quilt pattern that I use when I need a quick, cute quilt, and one of the sale fabrics had just a bit left - EXACTLY the amount I needed for this quilt (I think it was a sign!) So, I bought it, and then a few hours later, bought some more, and in two days, I had this quilt fabric washed, ironed, cut and the entire quilt assembled! Now it just needs to be quilted. It ended up being too big for a crib quilt, so the fabric I bought later is in the process of being made into a lovely baby quilt, and this will be a bigger, kids quilt for the local women's shelter.
The baby/crib quilt that I'm still working on, is made up of lots of tiny parts, so you'll have to wait for pictures of it - sorry!