Thanks to everyone who sent in a block or two (or four!) for the Brews4Drew Quilt that will be auctioned off on September 8th at the Brews4Drew Fundraiser.
I am happy to say that Drew had his stem cell transplant yesterday and now he is on the flip side of this horrible nightmare called cancer.
He will be pretty much in isolation for the next few months so unfortunately he won’t be making an appearance at the fundraising event but if the reason is he is recovering and building strength we are good with that.
The quilt is awesome. It measures 84x 84. Much love and thanks to Cathy Boo for not only helping me put it all together but for also helping me binding it on Monday.
And to Debbie Van Kuiken/Warm & Tender Quilting of Oak Forest, Il for the spectacular freehand custom quilting job! You rocked it Debbie and I will forever be grateful for your helping me out when time became an issue.
Here’s hoping that the Bears Fans at the fundraiser will go crazy for it!
I can’t believe I have been home already for a week from my adventure in North Carolina. Still so many pics and stories to share.
I did return home to this this little beauty in the mail. I was bidding on it on ebay while away, and when cellphone/internet coverage was not available the auction ended and I had lost. But then two days later I got a second chance as the original buyer flaked out and the seller offered it to me at my highest bid….uummm YES!
And it beat me home.
Isn’t she a beaut.
BLOCK: Improved Nine Patch
and it has been modernized into an english paper piecing pattern.
(Look here and see -scroll to the bottom of the page)
And that 30s bubble gum pink.
The original maker didn’t finish one edge with pink melons so that actually makes my decision easier.
I will trim the entire quilt down to straight edges and add an inner and outer border.
I am thinking a turquoisey blue solid for the 1” inner border. And another shade of pink or robin’s egg blue for the outer border. In fact I think there might be a trip to buy the kona solid today. hmmmmm…..
Enjoy the day,