Thursday, November 15, 2012

As promised, challenge accepted and met (at least for week one) here we go:
Baby quilt top for Maleah, daughter of boys friends Cody and Lindsey.  The blue will be the backing.  Will be quilting it on regular machine since the Grand Quilter needs to take a trip to the shop.

Swap blocks for  Pantry Jar swap at Mailblocks, I have to make more of these but they're really cute and I have loads of food fabrics to make a really nice variety.  These are the 6" version from
 Charity block for a quilt our retreat group is making for the Dixie

For years at retreat we would see the Dixie paddling around the waters of Lake Webster, IN we saw regular cruises, parties, weddings, etc. When we would see it coming, we would stand on the deck and wave as the passengers waved back and the captain would sound the horn as a greeting, an old tradition on the lake.  Finally 2 years ago I decided to see what the cost would be to charter it for a day during our September retreat and was shocked at the very reasonable rates.  For the past 2 years my friend Jamie and I have split the cost of chartering the boat for our friends.  Since the Dixie is operated by a not for profit organization, we thought it would be fun for us to make blocks that would be completed into a raffle quilt to present to the completely volunteer captains and crew during September's ride that could be raffled to raise money for her upkeep.

1 comment:

Karen O said...

I'm glad you are sewing. It helps some doesn't it? Jody J. and I decided to keep each other accountable through email while at Jo Paul and Alison's retreat the beginning of Nov. It has forced me to do something no matter how small. I remember the cute kid fabric!

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