Sunday, October 01, 2006

Quilt Pink Day


National Quilt Pink Day was yesterday and my studio was one of the participants. I had friends and students come to help make blocks using Tonya's Take the Leap Challenge. I added a center vase of flowers (not done yet) to represent all those we have known that had breast cancer. I have a few more X's and O's to make to complete it. Of course, getting into the theme of things, I made PINK strawberry cupcakes with strawberry icing, pink m & m's, pink kisses, mints wrapped with the pink ribbon, and pink lemonade. My pool boy (aka my hubby--hey, if my cuz can have one, so can I!) made pizzas for lunch. I was pleased with all we got done. I hope to have it sewn and quilted and ready to send off by the end of the month. The deadline isn't until Feb., but I don't want it lingering around.
Please take note of the block on the last row, second from the right. Sue worked so hard on her block and decided to take the Liberated Quilting one more step, her "+" is her version of an X! We had a lot of fun with her and she was a good egg. We weren't making fun of her, just laughing with her liberated quilting fun. They all enjoyed the liberated quilting, although it was hard for some of them to let loose after hearing me ingrain in them to be accurate. :)
They are going to start auctioning all these quilts in February to raise money for the Susan Komen Foundation. Thanks to all who helped me on this effort.

11 comments:

Norma said...

What a great way to combine teaching a new technique and quilting for a very worthy cause--Tonya's wonky letters! It sounds like you had a wonderful day!

quiltpixie said...

sounds like you had a great day, for a worthwhile cause....

computerpeach said...

That is a great quilt and a great way to teach a new technique - awsome job!!

Welcome to the Q4P ring!!

Hedgehog said...

Sounds like a great time for a great cause!!

ForestJane said...

How fun! I'm sure those hugs and kisses will make someone feel very loved. :)

Bonnie said...

The quilt looks so good - and I love the flowers in the center. Great idea.

Melzie said...

That looks awesome and WHAT a worthy cause :) xoxo melzie

Tonya R said...

You all did an excellent job. Love the vase in the middle, tho it's sad to reflect on the meaning.

Hanne said...

What a lovely quilt this will be :-)

Mary said...

Oh, it looks great! I finished quilting my Quilt Pink top today, made the binding, sewed it on and am halfway done hand stitching it down AND I did a 10 mile hike! This was a really productive day for me.

Susan said...

It looks fabulous! I love the center.