Sunday, March 13, 2011

Great Chance at Some Beautiful Quilts for a Charitable Cause

My friend Jean from the HGTV message board is dedicated to charitable endeavors. This year she is working to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy by raffling off at least 35 QUILTS!
3 chances for $5.00. I already mailed my check for 15 chances to win a beautiful quilt for a great cause.
Various quilters from the HGTV board made these quilts in answer to Jean's annual challenge. Part of her challenge each year is that the quilt  be donated to charity. I know Jean personally and know how tirelessly she works to give back. I would love her to be able to achieve her goal...
 
To donate by Paypal, Credit card or arrange mailing of checks contact Jean at jayardi@wi.rr.com. One look at all those gorgeous quilts coupled with the great cause will certainly have you making a generous contribution. If you prefer, contact me and I will make the arrangements for you with Jean.

My friend Jody sent me the extra little ruler she bought and marked out for the Twister block. A few weeks ago we had a Friday Night PJ Party on HGTV message boards to learn how to do this. As happens on most Friday nights, I am too tired from the work week to actually sew, so I had my Twister night today! Thank you Jody for the ruler!
 This is the 5" squares sewn in rows with a 3" border...
The green is really a chartreuse with blacks and grays. Yes, I do see where I put 2 gray blocks next to each other! I will have to fix that with some thread. Look at Jody's blog to see her little practice piece and how she quilted it. I love it! This is a fun project. I want to figure out how to make a small one. Maybe 2" squares. Anyone know what the marks on the sides of a template would be for that? I am sure I can figure it out as it seems it is around a 1/3 of the square.

I have learned:
  1. This is my least favorite day of the year......losing that precious hour of weekend.
  2. Kathleen=innocent.  Darcy=dark.  Everett=brave.  I have to make pages for Nicki's AFF book with my name as the subject.  
  3. I could, and do, watch Law & Order SVU & NCIS all day, all evening, over and over. Christopher Meloni......Mark Harmon.  
  4. Trying  fabric weaving thanks to Spirit Cloth. Love her aesthetic. Using some kind of organza, recycled old curtains I found at Sally Ann's. Loving it so far. Take some time to read her blog and watch her videos.

2 comments:

Jayardi said...

• • • Thank You Kathi! Every little bit helps. Good Luck to you!

See you next month.

Jean

Martha said...

I didn't know there was a tool for this. I have a book that tells how to make your own template. Had fun teaching it some years ago. :-)