Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Staying Focused

Wow, I can't believe it's been over a week since I last posted here. Someone asked me where I find the time. I guess I really don't! Between picking raspberries and picking daisies, I've been quilting on my gal pal Paula's (no blog) quilt. It's slow going, all custom, and I'm working on it as much as I can. I also have taken some time to get this top finished. It's 56 x 77 and I couldn't have done it without the help of Deb S, Dani F, and Muriel F. Thanks for the blocks and fabric, your contributions truly made this quilt what it is.
Here's the story. My friend Betsy S has got a team, Safe at Second Base, and signed up to do the 3 day, 60 mile Susan G. Koman walk for Breast Cancer. She lost her mom during the time I was going through my treatment. I cannot walk 60 miles, but I can help raise money. We've attended a couple of Farmers Market events in our little town and made close to $500 through baked goods, flower baskets, and donations from generous people. Now with this quilt, we shall raise even more money for the cause. Once the huge customer quilt is done, this one will be quilted and bound and ready to go.
Credit on the pattern: I forget! I saw a work in progress posted on someone's blog. I emailed her to find out where she got the pattern so I could purchase it, but she replied that she was just messing around on her design wall. So I used it as inspiration. And I added the word, which came from a challenge I took this spring. And the word "Imagine" is so closedly tied to Breast Cancer awareness. Imagine a world without B.C.
That would be fantastic.


belinda said...

This really is a great quilt Sharon....I am really impressed with your 'word' piecing....clapping...way to go girl!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sharon. Love your "Imagine" quilt. A world without Breast Cancer would be a wonderful world indeed. Thank you for visiting my blog and sending me a comment. It's lovely to meet new quilting friends.