Thursday, April 3, 2014

Hands 2 Help

Hands 2 Help Charity Challenge 2014 has begun over at Sarah's Confessions of a Fabric Addict.
There are three awesome charities that you can send quilts to.  It is not to late to sign up for this challenge.  I have started on my quilts.  Here is one of the three quilts I plan to make and give.


This week is sharing tips, tutorials and tasty things.  I thought I would share something tasty.  My new favorite is Ranch Snack Mix.  You can find the recipe at food.com.  This is quick and easy.


I hope you will visit over at Sarah's to check on the three charities and all the fun this challenge can be.



Karen

Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday Checking In


Here are a few of the projects I have been working on.  I only made one teal block for rainbow challenge.  I need to find some more teal fabric in my stash.  I still need to make a house block.  This block will go into my Goodnight Irene quilt.

This prayer quilt was sent to a lady going through ovarian cancer.


This quilt is a housewarming gift for a good friend.

Here is a baby quilt that I need to finish quickly.

See I have been sewing.  I hope everyone will drop by Angela's rainbow scrap challenge and Sarah's Whoop Whoop Fridays to see what everyone has been working on this week.  You can find their button on the side of my blog.  Happy sewing.
Karen


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Good Night Irene Sew-Along

Irene was on my design wall and she grew.   I decided I want my Irene quilt larger so I added two more blocks.  I finally got the second row of Irene done.


I needed my design wall cleaned off and Irene went back into the box for a couple of weeks.  This sew along has been fun.  If you want to see more Goodnight Irene's stop over at Terry's Treasures.

Have a sewing day,
Karen

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Prayer Quilt

I make prayer quilts.  I was in a very long line at the funeral home and of course you talk to the people in the line with you.  As I caught up with an old friend I found out his SIL had cancer.  His brother and I graduated from high school together many years ago.  My thoughts went immediately to I need to make her a prayer quilt.  So in December 2012 I gave her this quilt.  She sent me a thank you that has touched my heart.

Since December 2012 I have had this thought running through my head.  Make a prayer quilt and give it to someone to give to someone who need prayers and comfort.  Well I have finally done that.  Last week I meet with a friend of mine and ask her if she would like to do this.  
This is the quilt I gave her.  I ask her to prayer about who should receive this quilt for at least one week.  I told her I don't need to know who she gives the quilt to but I would like to know that she gave the quilt.  
This is what is on the label.
  May this quilt be a sign of God's loving, healing presence.  May it warm you when you are weary.   May it surround you with encouragement when you are discouraged.  May it remind you are surrounded by the prayers of others.  This quilt was made especially for you with love, hope and prayers.  Each knot represents a prayer that was said for you.  Hold it, touch it, wrap up in it....always knowing you are loved.

I hope my leap of faith comforts someone special.

My present sewing project is another prayer quilt for a lady going through cancer treatments.  Today I found out a co-worker has cancer.   How do I find the time to make another quilt?

Karen


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Rainbow Blocks

Pink is February's color for the 2014 rainbow challenge.   I have decided I can do Get Your Mrs. Claus On Project.  If I can make a rainbow doll quilt each month I will have many quilts.  Here is the start to a pink doll quilt.  I still have lots blocks to make.  I may not get one made each month but I will be pleased if I can get a few made.
Bow tie blocks


I need your help with my blue blocks.  Tell me if you like the top border or should I take it off .  I would like to give this quilt to Quilt of Valor but I need to make it larger and I don't know what kind of borders to add to the blocks.   With the red border the quilt is 32x32.  I look forward to your suggestions.

I hope you hop on over to the Rainbow 2104 challenge and finds lots of pretty pink blocks and lots of inspiration.

Karen

Sunday, February 9, 2014

More Pinks and a Finish

I did make a couple of more pink blocks this week.  I am going to make more pink bow tie blocks for a doll quilt.  Today I also worked on pink Beads Of Courage bags.  I should have them finished this week and be able to post next Saturday.


I also finished my blue half square triangles.  Now I need to find sashing for these blocks.  I am planning on donating this quilt to QOV.

This baby quilt will be giving to the hospital gift shop.  I will deliver it tomorrow when I volunteer.

I got a lot of sewing done this week-end.  I will have more to share next time.
Karen

Sunday, February 2, 2014

February is Pink

A new month and a new color for the rainbow block challenge 2014.
PINK
16 patch blocks
The larger block will be added to my Good Night Irene quilt 

These happy blocks I am going to use for my H2H 2104 challenge quilt
Sarah is just starting on H2H challenge so keep watching for the challenge to begin.

I am still working on some blocks for a blue quilt.