Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Hospice Quilt Progress

Hi all -

Just a quick post to let you know how the different projects are coming along. First, the good news: my Hoffman Challenge quilt was accepted! So I just finished putting on the hanging sleeve and label, and will put it in the mail tomorrow morning. Their acceptance email said something about "if your quilt is selected for the traveling show, it will be sent back" so it sounds like there's still a possibility that it won't be traveling. Four of my friends also had quilts accepted so I hope that they all travel and all go to the first show, which is out here, so that I can get pictures of them all hanging together!

While waiting to hear about the challenge, I made some good progress on my Hospice quilt. I got all of the red and white stripes pieced into columns:


The next step will be adding the blue pieces at the bottom of each column and them I just piece the columns together and the top is done. I think I'll applique the stars onto the blue pieces before putting them together so I have a little bit of figuring out to do. I have to draw a good start shape and then figure out where to put the star on the piece so everything will line up nicely. And as an added bonus, I now have this pile of 72 5.5" half-square triangles to use in another quilt:


There'll be more designing that'll need to be done for that.....

On a sad note, a friend of mine had to put her dog down last week. That's always so difficult! To help comfort her, I decided to make her a little quilt. Milly was a very sweet brown and white Corgi. I decided to start with brown and white for the quilt. I added black for her beautiful black eyes. To add some splashes of color, I thought pink hearts would look nice with the other colors. I love pink and brown together! Here's what I came up with:


I'm not really pleased with the composition, but I continued on with it because I think it will mean a lot to her and I wanted to get it done as quickly as possible to try to help comfort her while the hurting is the greatest. I just have to quilt the border and add the binding and it'll be ready to give to my friend. Here is a close-up of some of the stitching:


That's it for now. I hope you are all having a wonderful summer!

Nancy

10 comments:

  1. Hi Nancy!

    Yeah glad to hear your Hoffman Quilt was accepted into the challenge! Hope it makes it into the traveling show I'd love to see it - it was a real treat seeing Tea for Two at the RD2CA show.

    The Hospice quilt looks great what a good idea to make stripes and stars.

    Your friend will appreciate your effort on Milly's remembrance quilt.

    Take care - your friend Barb

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    1. Thanks, Barb! I gave the Hoffman quilt to FedEx this morning so it's making its way to CA now to be judged. Then, assuming it's in the traveling show, it'll be winging its way back here for the first show. Funny!

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  2. Your hospice quilt looks great so far.
    Your friend will surely appreciate your kind gesture. It's so difficult to lose a beloved pet.
    Janice

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    1. Thanks! It's definitely difficult losing our friends. Now I'd better get back at it and get it finished!

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  3. I like the hospice quilt right now. . .of course, you know how I fall for anything red! The blue is going to make it extra wonderful! Sad about your friend's dog. Yes, she is going to be touched with your kindness. --Terry

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    1. Thanks! I'm getting really excited about the Hospice quilt so want to get back to it. It looks pretty cool in my head, so hope it looks as good in fabric!

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  4. Molly's quilt is lovely, such a thoughtful comforting gift for your friend. RIP Milly running free in doggy heaven xx

    Wendy

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  5. Love your hospice quilt and Molly's quilt is sweet. What a wonderful way to thank the hospice.

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    1. Thanks! The work they do is incredible!

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