Friday, March 30, 2012
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The quilts for Shannon's family and Baby Crew are finished. First and foremost, I'd like to personally thank each and every one who has donated to this project. Thank you for taking the time to make blocks and purchase fabric to send for this project.
I received blocks from thirty quilters and received a package of fabrics from another. I think you will be amazed at how these two quilts came together so cohesively with one another and how many individuals participated sent different blocks, but they seem to be a perfect match. I'd dare say it was by no accident that happened.
I know you read about Shannon's passing last week. This quilt will be mailed to her family as a remembrance quilt for them to keep.
I am including a page with each person's name who helped with this wonderful quilt and include all of your warm messages. I am sure it will be a comfort for them to know that so many strangers held their family up in prayer and prayed for their little girl.
I used different purple fabrics that I had for the corner stones and inner border, so that would match Shannon's name on the lower border.
Here are a few of the blocks up-close.
It is amazing how each is different but all seem to go so well together.
The large border fabrics is one of two fabrics that were sent to me. I used this one on the front, and the other fabrics were used on the back.
close up of the sashing and cornerstones.
Here is the back.....the white fabric is white with small stars and moons. The my little pony was the donated fabrics and I had the purple check in my stash.
Here is a close up. It was a wonderful project to work on and see the finished results. I am pleased with how this quilt turned out and hope it brings lots of comfort to Shannon's family.
I also took the gender neutral blocks that were sent to me and saved them out for the quilt for baby Crew. If you missed reading about his story, please click HERE to read about this little one. Please be sure to add him to your prayer list and pray for his health and his family.
Here is the finished quilt for baby Crew. I love it and hope you all do too!
It is bright, and fun....lots of colors
I used varied 2 inch squares for the corner stones and a small dot for the sashings.
More.....do you see how it appears that this quilt was planned out...same as Shannon's and I can only say, I don't believe it was an accident. How could it have been?
For the small inner border, I used a scrappy border I had made for my crumb quilt a few months back and decided not to use it. I have had it hanging in my sewing room and knew once I started laying this quilt top out that this is what I had been saving it for. I love how it looks. The outer border was some left over fabric I had from a baby quilt. It is the Little Engine that Could fabric as well as the little trains by Crew's name. I used all I had left for this border, and felt it fitting for a little guy who has a lot more battles to fight in his young life. I hope it serves as a reminder...."That yes, you can!!"....just like the little engine that could.
Another close up of bottom border.
The back of Crew's Quilt. The white fabric has stars and moon's in brown, like the fabric I used in Shannon's quilt, only hers was light green. I had a piece of stripe left over from another project and it was just enough.
Here is a close up.
So....these are to be packaged along with the information I want to travel with these tops and they will be on the way to Sue to be quilted. She is such a sweetie for doing the quilting for these and when they are finished up, they will be on their way to their new homes.
I hope each family feels all the love that went into these from start to finish. And may they feel a warm hug as they wrap themselves in these quilts.
Thank you again for your support and help in making these special quilts into something that hopefully will bring a smile or two for these families. Also, thank you Anne, for allowing us to be a part of this project and seeing it to the finish.
One thing I have learned during this project and that is how lucky I have been in my life. Both my children were healthy and have grown into adults. It has served as a reminder that some families are not so lucky. I am most grateful for all I have been blessed with.