Thursday, September 10, 2015

We're Halfway There!

Quilter's Dream Batting is still running their Hopes and Dreams ALS Quilt Challenge.  Out of the 913 quilts donated for use by ALS patients, twelve were chosen to be voted on by the public in their Sew Popular category.  I showed you my quilt that was chosen for this competition last week.  There is still another week for voting, and I am hoping (and dreaming?) that I will place in the top three.  That won't happen without your help.

I'm sorry about the tiny photo, but I was in such a hurry to get my quilts ready to send, that I failed to get good pictures of them before bundling them off for their new owners. 

But that is old news.  Today, I want to show the other quilts that I made and donated to this great cause.

This first one was going to be for my niece's first baby, but she changed her color preferences for the nursery and I made a pink monkey quilt for her instead. I had made way too many blocks for a baby quilt anyway, so this was probably meant to be.

When Moda came out with this Funky Monkey fabric, I was just crazy to have it. Didn't know what to do with it, but I had to have it. The pattern is Crazy Eights. I hope this fun fabric puts a smile on someone's face. 

Next up is a birdhouse quilt that I made using stash and a Moda Bakeshop pattern, modified slightly, 'cause that's how I do things.

Omigoodness, another Funky Monkey quilt! And there is lots more crazy fabric where that came from!

I had a matching set of charm squares and mini charm squares, so I whipped up this lap quilt. Bright, fun and fast.  Another smile maker, no?

A friend made this quilt top from a jelly roll quilt she made and didn't like it. I LOVED it! She gave it to me with the understanding that I would finish it and donate it to a good cause. No problem! Here it is all finished and bound, ready for a new home.

Still with me?  Good! I made another quilt, but I can't remember what it was and apparently forgot to take a picture of it. No matter! It, too, is going to a new owner.

I wish you could see the quilting in these quilts. There are so many wonderful patterns for quilting, and I have bought most of them!  I love being able to do my own quilting.  I feel that the quilts are totally my creation when I do the quilting myself.  I will try to remember to take beauty shots of my quilts from now on.  

Below is the quilt that is in the contest.  You can vote for it here.  Please?  I would love to win some of those great prizes, so I can make more quilts for next year's Challenge.  Either way, I'm a winner.  Even twelfth place means I beat out 901 other quilts! 

If you would like to donate a quilt to the Hopes and Dreams Challenge for 2015-2016, click here for more information. It's the least we can do to help and to spread awareness for a terrible and deadly disease.

The broken record continues.... Please VOTE.

I'm linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday


Sue @ Quilting the Green Star said...

Hello, thanks for your comment on my blog, I just thought I would pop in to see you too. I love the modern style of your quilts and I voted for you too. Good luck, it's such a lovely thing to do. My quilt group are supporting Project Linus Uk to give quilts to children in need of an extra cuddle. Have a lovely weekend,

Abby / Linda said...

All lovely quilts, and I voted for you! Also thanks for visiting my blog!

Abby / Linda said...

All lovely quilts, and I voted for you! Also thanks for visiting my blog!

Abby / Linda said...

All lovely quilts, and I voted for you! Also thanks for visiting my blog!