Friday, May 18, 2012

Spring '12 Blogger's Quilt Festival

It's time!!  And I'm excited!!  Here is my entry to the Spring 2012 Blogger's Quilt Festival!

Amy's Creative Side

This is my very first quilt that I made.  And..... I donated it.... To our local Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Dinner and Auction.

I used any fabric I could find that had an association with breast cancer awareness.  I also added some filler fabrics to get it balanced out.

The picture above is the quilt - done!!  The picture below is right before I put the border on it.  I guess I didn't take a picture of the full quilt when it was done, just shots of it laying on chairs.  What was I thinking?

So I need to share some things with you.  The reason I made it?  Well, my dad and my brother both passed away from Multiple Myeloma, three years apart.  I figure if I can help raise money for cancer treatment and cure, for any kind of cancer, that might help lead to treatment and cure for other cancer, like Multiple Myeloma ~ right? 

The thing that I feared most about doing this quilt was quilting it.  The thought of hand quilting just...... scared me.  It would take me forever, right?  Nope, it actually went very quickly and hand quilting it was my favorite part!!  I just stitched around every square and rectangle about 1/4" from the seam.  I loved doing it!!

I love the back, too!!

Ok - - one BIG thing I learned was TAKE TONS OF PICTURES!!  And just when you think you have enough - - take more!!!

You can go see all the entries to the festival here, at Amy's Creative Side!

Happy Quilting!

Hugs ~~ Suz