Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cherrywood Quilt Challenge 2015

 I made this quilt for the Cherrywood Quilt Challenge 2015: Hope in Rich Colors
 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center "Ovarian Cancer Awareness Online Quilt Auction."
All quilts made are 24" X 24" and will be displayed on MD Anderson campus on September 2014 for the Ovarian Cancer awareness month.
From October 30-November 2, 2014 Cherrywood Quilts will be on display at the Houston International Quilt Festival and they all will be auctioned in 2015. More on that later.
The hand dyed fabrics were donated by Cherrywood; and each participant volunteers his/her workmanship.
The rules require that only Cherrywood fabrics are to be used. I received a package with all the dark colors shown here. The light colors are the same fabrics discharged. I did pair the dark with the same discharged light. It was hand quilted with perle cotton 8.
My husband gets the credit for the idea of changing the direction of the quilted fans.
For more information click here: ovarianquilt.com


"Friendship" 24" X 24"


Hand quilt using "perle" cotton 8



Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July and Row by Row


Happy July 2014!
Today there are some 1250 stores all over the USA starting a row by row quilt. Each participating store has a pattern; and if you collect and make a quilt with 8 rows, you can bring it to a participating store to register to win prizes. One of them is 25 fat quarters.
There are other fun things also. Like you can get fabric with your state license plate. It would be fun to have one for each of the 6 states I have lived. Hum...
The link below takes you to all the information you  might need to know. Like it goes from July 1st to September 2nd. But you have until October 31th to finish your quilt.
Enjoy!


http://www.rowbyrowexperience.com/

16 Patch Star

This block was made using all the fabrics available for a challenge. It is 12.5 inches unfinished. The small squares are cut at 2 inches ...