Thursday, 16 February 2012

FOR BREAST CANCER

On the PP Forum, one of the ladies - Rosemary - had a great idea, we could make a quilt together and raffle it to raise money for Breast Cancer. She asked the ladies on the Forum and in other clubs she belonged to, to make blocks of a certain size, but varying patterns, in the colours Pink and Cream. She got so many blocks sent to her she has enough for three Quilts I believe, well certainly two, and then something else.

She got in touch with me and asked if I would Quilt one for her. Rosemary was assembling the Quilt - poor girl, been there done that - and I think you can see from the picture below she made a stunning job of all those different blocks. This is the First one she has put together for this worthy cause and this is what came to me. She told me she didn't mind what I quilted on it as long as there were some Hearts somewhere. Hmm!!!!

When it arrived, I laid it on my table for a few days just looking at it, then I got out my notepad and began to sketch a few ideas for it. The first idea I had was actually great, but not possible because of all the seams in the blocks, and the very centre of the Quilt is not any particular design as such. So it had to be the old Vermicelli for the centre. Then the lovely pale pink inner border could be the Hearts Rosemary wanted, followed by what? Again I had to avoid all those seams in the centres of the Pinwheels all round the edge.

Then I remembered what I had done in the Hexagons on Tessa's Quilt recently, I remember liking that very much so there it was, the design sorted for the Pinwheels, I could do a flower round that mass of seams then the large loops for the 'flower'. All will become clear as you look at the quilt further down. I can show you this now as Rosemary has received the Quilt today.
At Rosemary's house finished and  ready to go to Jan,
great job Rosemary...
the centre of the Quilt, vermicelli - sorry...
the inner border with Hearts and
the outer Pinwheel blocks showing the 'flowers'...
close up for you...
I really enjoyed doing those Hearts I will use them again sometime I am sure...
back of above picture...
back of corner, don't know if Rosemary has seen that
I sewed my logo in the corner...
and here is the full Quilt for you to see...
 and of course the back...
Thank you Rosemary for trusting me with the quilting of this Quilt I really enjoyed myself on it. Thank you to all the ladies who took part in the making of it. Well done Rosemary, a great idea.
As soon as I have any information on the selling of the tickets I will get back on here to let you all know......in case you are interested that is in winning this Quilt, or indeed the others!!!

5 comments:

Caz said...

You did an excellent job on this Jan!!!

Maggi said...

The quilting is brilliant Jan. I love what you do with those pinwheels.

Diane-crewe said...

very welldone indeed... I have had some experience of putting together donated blocks.... NOT an easy job so well done to all involved xx

Irene said...

The quilting is lovely Jan. Well done, and well done Rosemary.

Janice Aitkens said...

You done a great job Jan well done & well done to all those who did the blocks
Hugs Janice