Sunday, January 16, 2011

Auction #2

Christine over at Once Upon a Quilt is auctioning off this beautiful quilt.
All proceeds will go to raise funds for flood relief in Queensland.
The quilt was made from a pattern by Sweet n' Sassy.
You can find out all the details here
I made a cash donation this am through the government agency she lists in her blog posts.
My heart goes out to all the people affected by this horrendous natural disaster.
She is also asking for quilt tops or fabric donations.
Lots of options for anyone who wants to help--the auction for her first quilt donation is still on going.

Although my Saturday started off on the wrong foot (lots of foot in mouth on my part), it ended on a positive note. 
I have hinted previously that TOWQS is a place where you can sometimes rub shoulders with quilting royalty.  Yesterday was one of those days.  The very talented and humorous Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. stopped in to pick up some of the new Primitive Gatherings Muslins.
She was so gracious and offered a few suggestions on how I could deal with my 'unsquare' quilt top.
Thank you Miss Rosie.
I don't prewash my fabrics, more out of laziness than anything else, so I will now press each piece of fabric with steam and a good dose of spray sizing or light starch prior to cutting.
I am positive it would have helped bunches with the homespun project.
You probably know where to find this wonderfully talented designer; but if not, visit her and Rosie here.

Then when I opened up my computer after a long day of teaching new piecers, I found these.
Bettina from Spain has joined in the fun. 
Look how the stripes encircle the middle square of Union Rose. 
She managed to piece all 4 blocks in one day.  Wow!
She will be visiting Lancaster County soon and wants to see the quilt in person.

And Satu also tackled the 72 pieces involved in the making of this block.
The one thing I enjoy most about this journey is making contact with quilters from around the world.  What a joy!

3 comments:

Stray Stitches said...

I, too, have made a cash donation through the government agency. Unfortunately, I have found the majority of the auctions way outside of my pocketbook abilities.
Glad to hear you had a good time and received some pointers from Ms. Nelson.
I do so enjoy reading your blog, Cheryl.

Lisa said...

Cheryl, the blocks look so wonderful. If I wasn't doing it from Homestead Hearth, I would certainly join in the fun and do yours. Bettina did a wonderful job.

Christine said...

Thank you Cheryl for the post on the Floods and my Auctions, it is much appreciated.

Keep an eye on my blog as I am adding the swap for the Doll quilt swap later tonight.

cheers
Christine