Sunday, October 29, 2006

The quilting is done!

I am very happy to report that the quilting is finished on the guild donation quilt for the Northwest Medical Teams auction on November 18th. I'm hoping to get the binding machine stitched on tonight so I can spend the next few evenings stitching it down. We still have the three dimensional flowers to sew on the top and bottom border - red buds on the drooping branches in the top border and gathered and stuffed lily of the valley flowers on the bottom. There are also three large, three-dimensional folded fans to appliqué on the border. We'll do that hand stitching at our guild retreat next Sunday. I hope to send the finished quilt home on Sunday afternoon with my co-chair. I think I'm cured from volunteering - at least for a while anyway. I got so tired of this quilt while I was working on it. It isn't my style, or my colors, or my type of fabric. I certainly hope it brings a good price - at least $1000. If it does then it will all be worthwhile. The auction has grown every year - last year the auction, the silent auctions, and donations brought in a total of almost $75,000 to buy medical supplies to send with the volunteers. They travel all over the world to provide health care for people in catastrophic emergency situations.

It's a BIG quilt - 93" x 109". Pictures from top to bottom - a block, the bottom border, the top border (upside down) the right side border and the left side border.

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Gratitudes:

1. Take out Chinese for dinner
2. Red leaves on the dogwood against the blue sky
3. Pumpkin spice lattés
4. Clean sewing rooms
5. A productive weekend

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13 comments:

Gail said...

That is one impressive quilt- I hope it brings at least what you are hoping for, but more would be...more better! LOL

Silverthimble said...

Nice quilting job! I don't think you will have any difficulty raising funds with this quilt! Good luck to your group in their fundraising efforts.

Anonymous said...

Your quilt is beautiful!!!! Great job!
dawn

Screen Door said...

There's nothing like chinese take out for working Moms.

quiltpixie said...

it is a beautiful quilt, and your quilting only enhances it :-)

Libby said...

It's a beauty - and sure to bring a good price. It is so difficult to work with patterns and fabrics out of our comfort-zone.

Judy said...

An impressive job you ladies did on the quilt!

Angie said...

What a pretty quilt! I love adding applique to pieced quilts. Great job!

Anonymous said...

I like the purple flowers on the bottom! (What is the block name? It looks like a log cabin variation...)

Nancy in MT said...

Beautiful job Patti!!!!!!!!

Quilts And Pieces said...

The quilting is gorgeous Patti! Good luck - I hope you bring in lots of money for it!

Sharon said...

BEAUTIMOUS!

Patty said...

Beautiful !