Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Color for a cause

A new version of my envelope quilt.  This quilt is part of a collection that will be taken to a local hospice in  another week or two.  The quilts are gifted to the patient when they enter the hospice and the family keeps them after their loved one passes.

We were asked to keep them bright and cheerful and I couldn't think of a better reason to cut into my Freebird by MoMo fabric by Moda.
I first came up with this pattern last summer and blogged about it here.  It's a pretty simple and I am delighted how it came out on with the Chocolate Kona and the bright colors.

The back is Kona Chocolate and Kona Artichoke with some patterned blocks in the middle.
I tried some different quilting techniques on this one ... a little meandering mingled with a little loop-de-loop.  I am kind of indifferent to the outcome.
The birthday weekend in wine country was a success.  In the end, I made quiche and cranberry/orange muffins on Saturday morning.  I premixed all the dry ingredients and wet ingredients in Seattle on Thursday night and then simply combined the wet and dry on Saturday morning.

The birthday banner was a hit ... and I have now taken orders to make 4 of them for friends ;-).  Finally ... running was great on Sunday morning (while all the other wine tasters slept) and I was able to run 4 ten minute segments with only 1 minute walking in between ... never, ever, would have thought I could have gotten here just 4 months ago ;-).

Hope you're having a great week!

All the best


  1. The quilt looks great...I can't think of a nicer gift, for a family going through such difficulty.

  2. The quilt is lovely, and the running is awesome! Well done

  3. What a lovely quilt for such a great cause!

  4. So nice...love the block! Great cause :)

  5. A wonderful quilt for such a great cause. Congrats on the running - good for you!!

  6. Love the pattern and the colors! It looks fantastic!

  7. Nice quilt; you should submit some of your ideas to the Moda Bake Shop!

  8. I love that quilt, Lisa! Someday I'm going to make one, too!!

  9. I love this, Lisa! Freebird is one of my all time favorite collections - I love it with the brown. Awesome.


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