Monday, July 09, 2007

Alzheimer's Memory Walk

I just quilted this quilt for June who volunteered (or got sucked in! You know how it goes!)to making a donation quilt for the local Alzheimer's Walk for the Alzheimer's Association. The quilt measures 66"X66".

She used teeshirts from previous walks for the center of her stars. I've quilted teeshirt quilts before, many many of them, but I have never done an edge to edge design on one before. This one didn't really have BIG huge logos and I was using a sand colored thread that would blend through everything really well and not stick out with too much contrast. The logos weren't "TOO" rubbery if you know what I mean, so I didn't worry about any needle troubles as I quilted from behind the machine.

I used Jody Beamish's "Wild At Heart". It has become my favorite heart design! This from someone who is not all that fond of cutesie hearts. I chose it because it would fill the big blank areas gracefully and carry out the heart theme set by the pieced red hearts in the quilt.

I really like how June used some orphan blocks for the center of her backing! They also go with the red hearts and add a bit of fun to the quilt. Way to go June!

It's now 1:30. I don't have to pick up Charlotte until 5pm....so guess what I'm going to do for the next 3 hours or so? SEW!! I need to sew more triangle corners on those Star Struck Blocks...I need a finished star struck top to go teach this workshop!

And I may have to resort to begging and see if someone has a pineapple blossom I could borrow for the other workshop? I don't know how I am going to get one of those pieced between now and august when I go to MD to teach either! I'll pay your shipping? Anyone interested in letting me borrow a pineapple blossom top or quilt?(What would it take to twist your arm? Some FQ's?? Some Orphan Blocks? :cD)



  1. Where in MD are you teaching?

  2. I have a Pineapple Blossom almost done that I'd be glad to lend you for the class in August. I'm trying to get that guild to let me come to one of your classes as a guest as I would love to meet you, but I haven't heard back from their Pres yet...LOL

    Beth in MD

  3. Bonnie, I have a Pineapple Blossom that you could borrow if you need it.

  4. The pantograph looks great on the T-shirt quilt - I've done several with pantographs and had no problems and I think it looks better than those left with big open unquilted spaces.

  5. I have an unquilted Christmas Pineapple Blossom that you can borrow. It's unlikely I'll get it quilted before this Christmas anyway. Just too many other things pushed in line ahead of it.

  6. Love, love, love that quilting design on the T-shirt quilt... it looks great!

  7. Bonnie, I am going to be sending you my Pineapple Blossom in August for you to quilt anyway - do you want me to send it now? Obviously, it won't be quilted, but you will have a top to show. Let me know.

  8. I really like your "Wild @ Heart" quilting too! I don't recall seeing that pattern before.

    I have been working on some "Star Struck" blocks that the quilters at the HGTV message board are doing for the July Block Lotto. They are fun and easy to make. We are following your instructions and green/cream/red colorway too.

    I can't wait to see your current Star Struck project in plaids!! How fun! Another blogger - Spiral I think it was made one with Red White and Blue that was so pretty!! ~Bonnie


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