Tuesday, February 5, 2013

HEART ASSOCIATION SILENT AUCTION QUILT

One of these days I'm going to learn to say the word "NO" but it wasn't when my friend and customer Joy called me and asked me to quilt this quilt that she had made for the American Heart Association "Gala" later this month.  I didn't realize when I said yes that I would be donating it.  Of course, if I had thought it through, I would have realized it would be a donation.  I just wasn't thinking!  And I don't mind doing donations like this because it's a worthy cause but the timing was not the greatest in the world.  I already had the FFA Donation Quilt on my plate and the 3 challenge quilts for the gals in Benjamin TX for their quilt show that is next weekend, plus a customer quilt for Ruby in Lubbock and a shop sample for the Scrappy Quilter in Schertz TX and Raleigh's quilt that she knows I'm suppose to be working on.  And then there's William's golf matches that have started and are once a week and did I mention that I haven't put my Christmas decorations up yet.  I did get the tree put up but the decorations and ornaments are laying in a pile on the buffet and the church pew.  And I can't remember the last time I cleaned house, not that that would happen even if I didn't have all this other stuff to do.  :)  
   Someone from the Heart Association gave Joy the t-shirts from the last 9 years.  She set them together with a heart fabric and added the borders. 

I quilted the outer border with "Heart Throb" from House of Creations with a white Signature thread.

I also quilted hearts in another border on the top and bottom and hearts in the narrow black border.  I quilted a panograph across the the t-shirts  called "Hearts One" from Wasatch Quilting in red signature thread.
 
I'm anxious to see how well the quilt does in their silent auction.  I hope it brings lots of donation money for them. 
 
Don't forget to check in on Friday for "FREEBIE FRIDAY" and see what it's all about.
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  1. Nosey here! What are you quilting for the Scrappy Quilter? Am taking a class there March 1. Will I see your quilting?

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  2. I saw the Heart Association Silent Auction Quilt today and you did a great job quilting it. The whole quilt was beautiful but I love what you did in the borders!

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  3. I guess the Christmas decorations timing (or lack thereof) runs in the family because I didn't get mine taken down until Jan. 25th or so. IN MY DEFENSE they are working on our storage shed, so even if I HAD put them in a box, I owuld have had no place to store them!! I finally put them in a box when someone from Kyle's work stopped by and drew some valid comparisons about people who leave their decorations up all year usually originate from trailor parks and are pregnant year round hahaha!! Mom, we all know we came from Nevada but I think it's time we shed some of those white trash roots bahaha!!!

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