Saturday, September 27, 2014

Keeping Busy

Crazy little 4 patches. I'm making these in batches of 6, 3 for me and 3 to swap out with a fellow quilter. She has a project specific to 3 matching 4 patches, but me, I'm just going to have them in my bag of tricks. Maybe they will be a round in my medallion quilt that I'm working on?

I taught a workshop where one student was using red, white, and blue for liberated stars and I fell in love with them. I had to start a few of my own. I'm trying out variations of sizes, I like how the bigger one has elongated star points compared to the center square. Now to make a few more. This will be a great quilt for next summer's 4th of July.


As a quilter, we have the ability to give back in ways that many others cannot. A local business is doing a fund raiser for a family that has lost the father. A little baby is involved and there is going to be a silent auction. I decided to donate a piece to this but I'm always concerned at the amount of money craft items generate. They seem to have such low value to non quilter and I just couldn't bear to see this go for under $200. I spoke with the organizers and we decided to raffle this so 100 tickets @ $5.00 each will generate $500 for this family that is in need of a hand up.
I had two tops in the same pattern as I made a shop sample and then taught the class. I'm keeping the one in CW prints, and donating this.
I added a sleeve so the piece can hang this way, which I think looks better. We have sold 1/2 of the tickets this week, and will sell the rest the evening of the event. I don't have $500 to donate so it sure makes sense to help out in this manner.

I'm continuing to stay on top of my customer quilts. I've managed to sneak one of my own on right now. It's a log cabin from a few years ago, so far, I'm loving it. Will share once it's off the machine.

Sharon

6 comments:

Janet O. said...

Those liberated stars look very fun. Can't wait to see what you end up creating.
Great raffle quilt! It is a good way to raise more than you could personally donate. But then, when you consider the cost of materials that go into the quilt, and then your time, you donated quite a bit!

Mimi said...

Oh, I agree. That is one beautiful donation. So glad you have one to keep though. It is beautiful. All your projects are beautiful. Must be nice to have the time to jump into all your projects. Makes me think....

Exuberant Color said...

That is a wonderful quilt that you donated for the raffle. I hope all of the tickets sell.

Lori said...

Love the raffle quilt idea. Sounds like your quilting business is taking off.

taylorsoutback said...

Sharon - so many fabulous red, white and blue projects you have done and are in progress- and a very generous donation indeed! It is a win- win event for everyone.

Barb said...

awesome flag quilt and I love love 4-patches!