Friday, March 28, 2008

happy friday!


I'm finally back from spring break and a blog break...I was feeling burnt out. I'm happy to report that after some time away, I am feeling refreshed! It's friday, the sun is shining, I have a few new projects in the works and I have some Neil Diamond playing in the studio. Good times, good times. I hope your day is going just as well!

Thanks for all the wonderful comments on my last few quilts. Each and every comment is much appreciated. Thank you! You guys are the best.

The block shown above is going to be for a charity quilt that Heather and I are working on. There is a fund raiser in my community for a woman how has melanoma and has an infant that was born in October. I can't imagine the scary times the family is experiencing. The donation list was pretty weak, so Heather and I are going to donate a quilt for the silent auction. We have 12 days to complete it. You may be seeing a lot of this one. You've been warned. ;)

For next week, I am planning on hosting some sort of finish it up week. I have LOTS of projects in the works and I need a kick in the pants to finish them up. So say tuned. I hope you join me.

Oh, and my grandma loved her quilt! yay! She doesn't have the best track record for gift receiving...even my sister warned me not to be too disappointed if she doesn't gush over it. (So it's not just me being paranoid.) It was nice to visit her and give her the quilt for her birthday on her birthday.

Have a fabulous weekend!

33 comments:

Betsy said...

How nice of you! I love when moms help moms!! I hope it brings buckets of money for her!

Linda said...

Yay! Amanda's back!
Glad you had a good break. I think it is great that you are doing this quilt for the silent auction. Fundraising is such a touchy thing. It can be so hard to do. It is nice to be able to pitch in where you can. Have a great weekend!

Amy Jo said...

Welcome Back!! I can't wait to see the rest of the quilt! I'm sure it will be beautiful! And great idea for a silent autcion!

AJ said...

That is very nice of you to donate a quilt for the silent auction. I pray that the family is blessed by it.

Frogdancer said...

I'm still plugging away at the quilt a long quilt. I had one in the queue before it and I've nearly finished it. Then serious quilt a long action will start. (School holidays are the only time I can quilt.I need hours of chunks of time to concentrate on it. I don't know why.)

Melanoma is huge on people's radars over here in Australia. We have the highest rates of it in the world. It's scary to think that a mole on your body could kill you. My sister has a friend who is in the same position as your friend, though thankfully after the operation she has been given the all-clear.

Great idea to make the quilt. I'm sure it'll look fantastic and raise a lot of money for them.

Jacquie said...

Welcome back. As you can tell you've been missed! 12 days...if anyone can do it, you can. Maybe I'll challenge myself to finish my quilt-a-long quilt with you. Have a great weekend.

Crafty Lady said...

What a great way to help! I love the idea of homemade handmade gifts. I hope that your gift touches her heart, and brings needed monetary support.

Anina said...

12 days for a quilt! Are you going on a "go slow" strike? What a wonderful cause though.
I'm jealous of your sunshine. Here it's snowing in (almost) April!

Kat - Taylor Made designs said...

welcome back~ I hope you had a great time off with your family!

You are the nicest to make and donate this quilt. I am sure the family will be so appreciative.

you really do rock!

Mama Urchin said...

I'm glad you are rested and rejuvenated. More sun really helps, don't you think?

Katie said...

glad you are back! i missed you! glad you are feeling refreshed!

shequilts said...

Welcome back. I'm sure your lovely donation will be much appreciated.

lera said...

What a kind gesture. I know you can get it done in 12 days. I have no doubt.

quilter said...

Welcome back! You were missed. Glad your grandmother liked her quilt. Best wishes on your charity quilt. You are so productive!

Becky said...

Congrats on finding time for yourself! Looking forward to the upcoming projects. thanks for the great inspiration.

Marcia said...

I missed you, but am glad you took a well deserved break. I would enjoy seeing progress pictures of the quilt. Thanks for sharing with us.

Becky said...

I love that block! I liked it so much that I drafted it and made one for myself.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Great block, and you and Heather are so very kind making the quilt for the silent auction, I am sure it will be very much appreciated.

Valerie said...

I love the block. I am glad your grandmother liked the quilt. I took my first quilt block of the quilt along to show my 90 year old granny and she wasn't impressed. She said I would never get through. Ha! Little does she know I am on block 10 and am getting it done. Grannys are so funny!

Jeanette said...

I am so glad your grandma loved her quilt, I never had any doubts.

I am sure you are such a blessing to this family you are helping with your quilt, and if anyone can get a quilt done in 12 days, you can.

And I am so onboard for a finish it up week. I have so many partial projects laying around here. Maybe DH would quit teasing me about buying more fabric if I actually finished something.

Melissa said...

I bet it's so nice to feel refreshed and ready to dive back in....& what a great cause for this quilt in the making! I can't wait to see it completed.
Enjoy your sunny weekend!

Cheryl A said...

Neil Diamond rocks!

G'G'ma said...

Welcome back. It is so good to get away for a little break every once in awhile! I'll be watching for the next blocks....

Michelle said...

Good to hear that your grandma liked the quilt - it is a beautiful quilt. Looking forward to seeing your charity quilt finished.

sulu-design said...

How wonderful of you two to contribute a quilt to the auction! I look forward to seeing how it progresses this week. And I like the idea of a "tying up the loose ends" week - I think lots of us could use that in one way or another.

Hanna said...

It is my first time here and wow you've been really quilting!

debbiejune said...

You are a wonder. I have been trying to finish one quilt and you make 2 plus go away on spring break. And now, one to donate. Oh, and I hope this star block is going to be in our next quilt-along...... I love it.

Jelly Wares said...

Great to hear that you're feeling all refreshed after your short break... Everybody needs one every now and then... ;)

Jodie

Valerie said...

I am so excited. I have my quilt blocks, sashing, 4 patches all sewn together. I have posted it on my blog. I am ready to start cutting out all those little squares. I am very proud and cannot thank you enough!!

cookie said...

you are amazing!
well done, and thank you for sharing.
love

Clair said...

Grandma does like her quilt. She called it beautiful when I saw her yesterday.

Sandra said...

I love that pattern I've got the fabric picked out for the lap size one. I will be teaching a class with it. Plan on making stippy quilt for backing.

Cindra said...

Would now be a good time to give you the date of my next birthday? I would love anything you make! LOL! Your grandmother is truly blessed.