Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Think Pink project! And a woolie block...and a finished top!

OK...so this is what the quilt top was asking for yesterday! I have never made a border like this...in fact, I planned something totally different. but, in between laundry and dusting, I got this border done. I like to have a pieced border on the outside of the quilt...it gives the edge some weight, both visually and physically. I guess these are square in a square blocks...I just added connector corners in white to the 3.5 inch scrappy squares. I of course save the trimmings, to make little half square triangles. Sick, isn't it, to save every little bit, LOL!!
A little closer view....
LinkTADA!!!!

Thank you

Wilma L.
M. Gerjets
Annmarie R.
Robert and Marie B.
Jan M.

(the latest donors)


See what you all did? All of you, with your generosity, have sent a ton of pink fabrics, for our friend, who despite having had cancer herself, makes pink quilts to benefit the Cancer society!! Guess who? A friend of yours!! Sharon, of Grass roots quilting!! So, Sharon...myself and dozens of our blog friends are helping you with some pinks for your pink quilts...enjoy! Aren't you all the most wonderful, generous people! This project is also dedicated to all ladies (and some gents) who have have breast cancer...Linda who just finished her treatments...Amelia, who finished a log time ago, but still has to be so vigilant...and every one of you out there who have been touched by breast cancer...I would love to hear from you!! Sharon, these fabrics will be heading to you as soon as I can locate some packaging, LOL!


Thank you to every one who participated in this...you all did a great thing...THANK YOU!!
Last, but not least...Primitive Gatherings is having a Block of the week again this summer. The blocks are wool on primitive muslin...and I have signed up. Here is my first block, minus some little flowers...I just have a hard time concentrating on doing the prep work, you know what I mean? I love the block!!




Everyone, have a great week!!!


Julie K

33 comments:

Natasha said...

I am totally ogling your quilt top! It looks stunning. So nice that so many people were able to donate pink fabric. What a thoughtful gift!

Karen said...

I like your wool block. I think you have to make a $10 purchase to get the pattern. Is that the way it works.

Christine M said...

I love the border you've used. It looks fantastic!

Sherrill said...

I LOVE your border..perfect! The pinks are great and for such a good cause and the BOM looks fab. Might hafta go join that one! OH NO!! LOL

May Kristin said...

The border is perfect for the quilt!
And your block looks lovley!

Janet O. said...

Love the border on your scrappy quilt. That extra effort for a pieced border is certainly worth it.
That is a very beautiful block. I am holding myself back from getting involved with the wool blocks, though I love the look. Once I start something like that I don't know where to stop. : )

Kathy said...

I'm doing the wool block a week, too. I've been doing them several years - it's great to get the packet and then sit on the deck and stitch. There is always a lot of prep work, though - LOL.

Nancy said...

I just mailed Sharon some Pink and white on white 5" squares for her cancer quilts yesterday.
Love your wool block.

Marj said...

Love your penny garden block, I am also making the weekly blocks from Primitive Gatherings. I am not as far along as you. I just received mine yesterday.

Danielle said...

Beautiful quilt top! I am also doing the BOW, I signed up a little late, so just got mine. Yours looks great!

Jan said...

Your border is perfect!! Your block of the week is so pretty!

MARCIE said...

Great border on a great quilt! Also, good cause to support.

AnnieO said...

The bossy quilt was right! The border looks terrific.

Lots of pretty pink there. Healing thoughts to Sharon for her battle.

Deanna said...

That is one terrific border! I knew it would be clever, but that one is above and beyond.

Marls said...

Love the border on the quilt. Really finishes it off so worth the effort. Well done.

Merilyn said...

I love the little pieced border, it looks so right for the quilt!!!
Wow! you did good collecting all those beautiful pink FQ's!
The applique blocks is gorgeous too, I just wish I was better at it!!!

Hanne said...

What a lovely quilt top!

Carol said...

I just love your block...Your quilt is wonderful...the border really sets the quilt off...makes it shine! Just WONDERFUL!

Elyte said...

That border is lovely it really suits the quilt.

Debi said...

Love the quilt top with all the beatiful colors. So glad you have a bunch of pinks for your friend.

Lori said...

The border is perfect for that quilt Julie! I love your new applique block- it looks like a fun summer project.

Appalachian Quilts said...

Congrats on the finish! If you find you don't like it, please feel free to e-mail for my address! :)

Darlene said...

Love your quilt top! Fabric, blocks or a whole quilt - what would help? All of the above?

Love your wool block.

Joyce said...

Julie, I LOVE your border, it's just perfect!! Way to go!

Libby said...

All just wonderful projects! Love 'em *s*

Marilyn Robertson said...

Beautiful quilt! I too am one of those quilters who has to save all the little bits and pieces because I just may be able to use them in another project. Sometimes I think it is an illness of some sort! lol

Anonymous said...

Your pieced border really finishes this quilt. I might have made this quilt, but didn't put a pieced border on, next time I will. I love scrappy quilts. Thanks for sharing.
cindy

Lois Arnold said...

Julie, your border is the perfect compliment to your blocks. It looks just great!

Michele Bilyeu said...

Lovely quilt, lovely link to Sharon and how wonderful to receive these great pinks for such a worthy cause! Awesome all the way around! And big hug for stopping by and visiting me so often. You are a fabulous quilting blogger buddy!!

Elaine Adair said...

I've been watching how this scrappy quilt evolves. Love your corner treatment - so neat!

Kathie said...

beautiful block and LOVE the quilt
it was so nice of you to collect pinks for Sharon
Kathie

Kim D. said...

Your quilt is gorgeous and that border just sets it off!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh that border is perfect for it! I just love it. and your primitive gatherings block is beautiful!