Another One Block Wonders quilt, this one is going to Relay for Life in Purcell, Oklahoma. I have been working on this almost a year now and am glad it is finally finished! But as with all finished quilts, I miss working on it. I started this in memory of my friend Gerda Vantuil, and my aunt Norene Neal. Both passed very quickly from cancer. As I started to put their names in it, I realized there were many more to add. It was sad to think of so many that have passed due to this dreaded disease. We are all affected by it. This quilt is my tribute to all of the lady warriors.
It looked so easy!! Just 5 colors sewed with white sashing right? NOT! I don't like lining up sashing!! My daughter in law picked the striped fabric and I had a hard time matching it for some reason. I even bleached them to tone them down a bit. It's still brighter than I think she wanted.
I didn't think out the quilting either. It would be great with an all over pattern but I am still not ready to use my longarm. So I just quilted it in rows, up the stripe and side to side on the colors.
It didn't turn out too bad, but I sure stressed over this one!
I made this for Trent. I saw the fabric with letters on ebay and had to incorporate it here. She wanted and arm and a leg for it, but a good MoMo will pay right?
I learned a lot about B&W on this one, like some will look gray if they are not predominately black OR white.
I call it bad boy because this one was a majorly difficult one to make! Sew 4 or 5 layers of flannel together in 1" channels and then cut through all but one layer. I thought I would NEVER finish this! Oh and because I had 2 grandsons, 2 months apart, I had to make TWO!! Never again! Unless I have another grand baby of course. :D
And for my first great niece, Segura. I fell in love with this French Roses pattern and the Kashmir IV fabric and she gave me a perfect reason to make this quilt. I really enjoyed making this one and would do it again.