Monday, August 16, 2010

The Charity Quilt, and Carrie's Wedding

In June, I promised a charity fundraiser quilt to my BIL Preston. He is a Prison Chaplain for a men's correctional facility in Colorado.
This is Preston in the plaid shirt, ready
to take a picture of this load of people in Papa's car.

I immediately thought of using my Americana crazy patches. These were in a baggie labeled "August '07"! Oh those UFO's, they are all over this place...anyway, they are helpful today!

I remember why these were stored. The squares have a lot of bias, and once sewn they were very uneven and lost about 1 inch of size. Frustration!
I had squared them up, and put them away.

I laid them out on my bed and saw that there were not enough to do a bed sized topper which was my goal.

So, I drew out a star. Wonky a bit, but hey, it is for those crazy patches. I wanted to keep the random feel and so I made changes in color and background. Here is the progress so far, pressed and sewn into strips...

I need to get this done, and I'm back to school to prepare my classroom this week. Stay tuned.

Here are a few pictures of the beautiful Mother of the Bride, Ginny, and a peek at her dress we hemmed on Wednesday. Carrie was gorgeous, of course, but my photos of her were either blurry or from the back!

Lydia and her third grade teacher! Ginny and Beth sharing a minute at our table.

The men in our life. Note Jerry's book... Lydia and Jeff, with a photo shoot over their

That's all for now.
Happy Quilting!


  1. Oh, Pokey, those stars are just a Heaven-sent solution, don't you think. They break up the business of those beautiful blocks, and give the eye a fun resting place. That is turning out gorgeous now.

    It's fun to get a glimplse of your family and personal life, too. Thanks for sharing.

  2. When I typed the word, business, it was really "busy-ness" in my head....I didn't catch that until it was printed on your page !

  3. I love the star blocks you added. It puts a whole new look to it. Love it!

  4. Love the Ameriana quilt. I might have to try those crazy patch blocks sometime. This is why I shouldn't read other blogs!!! The star is a really good idea to slow down the busy'ness of it. Your daughter is beautiful with such a great smile! Now back to school for you.

  5. The wonky stars look super with the crazy patches. Excellent save!!!

  6. I agree with the others... the stars are a perfect match with your blocks.


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