February 3, 2013

Megan's quilt

My daughter's best friend was diagnosed with leukemia just a few days before Christmas.  With a feeling of helplessness, what's a quilter to do but make a quilt?  I had some cute fabrics from the Out to Sea collection by Sarah Jane for Michael Miller.  I used a pale blue Minky dot for the back.

Megan is undergoing chemo and has a good prognosis.   I hope this can bring a smile to her sweet face.

February 1, 2013

Blogger Girls BOM, Block 2

Monique Dillard at Open Gates Quilts has the second block of her FREE Block of the Month quilt available for download today.  The Blogger Girls BOM feature a 6 block quilt.  You can make a small quilt with 6 blocks or make 2 of each block for a larger quilt.  Stop by Monique's blog today and get the instructions for your second block.

I'm using Field Notes, designed by Blackbird Designs for Moda fabrics.  Here are my 2 blocks for this month.   I see that I didn't follow Monique and everyone else's lead by rearranging the colors in the second block, but I still like how they turned out.  Please visit the following Blogger Girls as they sew along and post pictures of their blocks, too.

Monique from Open Gate Quilts
Sherri from A Quilting Life
Thelma from Cupcakes 'n' Daisies
Lissa from Moda  Lissa
Denise from Quilter’s  Window
Nicole from Sister’s Choice Quilts

There's also a Flickr page where you can upload photos of your blocks if you don't have a blog (or even if you do - it's fun to see them all in one place!)