The top is finished and I will post a photo tomorrow!
I have all the blocks and am sewing it all together tomorrow! YIPPEE!!!
Below is what I Originally Posted. The response has been overwhelming! You ladies are so kind. Your offers of cards, bears, sweets hats and more in addition to the blocks have been unbelievable. My aunt will be so surprised.
Owie has generously offered a beautiful quilt top in addition to my aunties blocks. I simply cried tears of joy and tears of (dont' know the right word) when I read all of the posts and owies. With her permission and blessing (we think alike), I am going to finish the extra top and send it along as well for Lola, my aunties best friend who is always there for her. Lola takes her places, visits her, loves here, reads the scriptures to her, and is just her friend. She is not a paid caregiver of any sort, just a friend. This will be a wonderful way to let her know she is loved and appreciated too! Once again, thank you all so much! After the quilts are finished I will take photos and post them here for all to see. Also, with your permission, I would like to include a list of all your board names and states with the quilts. Well, time for another tissue....
Thanks to you all!
My Auntie Jan lives in Nebraska at an assisted living facility, so she has a mini apartment. It is very cold there and lots of snow. Growing up, she was always there for me when my mom was ill. She was my fun auntie! Decorated for every holiday, played with me etc... I still remember her holiday parties! We skype and chat (she is now like a child mentally, but still exceptionally happy and loves Je*us with all her heart) She has 1 close friend. I always mail her a card, but don't usually send a gift. This year while skyping on Christmas, she told me that she and her friend, Lola, were not able to exchange gifts this year due to finances. Lola received gifts from her children, My auntie didn't get a single gift at all, from any one. She didn't complain, only know because one of my kids, said what did you get for Christmas. Her only son, was removed from her home many, many years ago for HER safety. I would like to send her a quilt. She collects
Teddy bears and Strawberries.
My thought is if anyone would like to send a 6 or 12 inch block, I will put it together, and send her a special gift. I would like to make a whole one from scratch but the time just isn't there.
Blocks could be applique, pieced, whatever, so long as they are able to be washed once in the quilt.
If you have time and would like to participate, PLEASE PM ME!
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Sandra: I would be honored to make a block for your aunt's quilt. Just let me know what you need.
Nancy, Thank you so much! Just any 6 or 12 inch block (6 1/2 or 12 1/2 unfinished), with teddy bears, strawberries, or both. Can be pieced with novelty fabrics, applique, whatever you want to do...no restrictions other than it has to be able to be washed when in the full quilt.
I can send a couple.How about we do a pick me up kinda cheery card shower too???
" My bucket list bucket has a hole and it's leaking time"
I would love to help out do you have a color preference for the background? Also, what due date are you thinking? I love the idea of sending cheer cards I'm sure that even if someone isn't able to make a block they could send a card. Let us know detail
"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream"
-Edgar Allan Poe-
I'll be glad to send a block to you. I also like the idea of sending cards to her. That could be something she's getting on-going before her quilt gets there.
I have Teddy Bears(novelty type)not sure about stawberries, have to check my stash. When do you need these?
Sue and I could make a block and easy to send a card. I'll tell Sue she volunteered. LOL
I would happily do a block or two for you. Please PM us with the info....when do you want, what background color, etc.
Thanks, and good luck!
I would be delighted to make a block. I suggest for anyone who will send a card to also mention where they are from.
will wait for the details.
I'll send a block with pleasure!
l would be unstopable IF l could get started!!!
I'm not sure I have either type fabric in my stash, but I could get some easy enough!!! Just interested in the deadline also!
I pm'd you. I'd love to make a block or two. also make a good sewn in label for the quilt with her name clearly on it. things tend to get lost easily. I am sure she will be very pleased.
I would sew the label on before it is quilted, also sew 2 of the sides to the quilt when you sew the bindings. That will make it extremely hard to remove.
Aww...you are all so sweet and kind to do this. Jacky, I LOVE the idea of a card shower. She would love that. Hmmm....as for a deadline, what if we said end of January? That way I could get it put together and sent by mid February. Valentines was always one of her favorite holiday. That would give everyone a month to complete the block. Is that enough time? I will pm everyone with her address for cards and my address for blocks.
Terry, great thoughts about the label, I will do exactly as you have suggested.
I'll be more than happy to make a block for you and send a card as well. AND...if you would like...I'd be happy to make a label for the quilt with my embroidery machine. Just let me know what you want it to say and I'll go from there.
I'll be waiting for your PM...
I will be happy to make one or more blocks for her. Please PM me with your address
I have a 10 1/2 inch orphan block that has appliqued butterflies on it. I know you asked for 6 1/2 and 12 1/2 but I would love to send this if you can use it. It is a leftover from my granddaughter's quilt. If you cannot use it I will understand.
You betcha!!!! Sending Pm for address to send it to.
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"It's bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips."
I would love to help also! Please pm me all the info. Thanks!
Found this picture on Pintrest. We're never too young to love a bear!!!
"It's bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips."
Lovely idea. Please send me the info.
Sandra: are there any particular colors that your Auntie likes? Would you prefer a specific background color? Will get to work right away.
Will send out the addresses tomorrow after work..... PrivTe messages are giving me a fit at the moment. Background could be any sort of white or off white. She loves red. I figure I will sash the blocks somehow in a creative way. Really any size block would be fine...so not limited to 6 or 12 inch. I would respond to all tonight, but heading to bed!
I'm glad to join in on this. I, too, don't think I have bears or strawberries in my stash... guess I'll have to go shopping!!
I would love to send your Aunt a card, also.
Will keep watch of the addresses from you.
I would love to help. Please send addresses.
I found my left over scraps of strawberry batik print. pink on a sort of blue background. lovely. now what to make with it...
Sent a pm to everyone above this post with the info! Except Angela C...it wouldn't let me pm you!
Will send you a PM, I'm sure I can come up with s paper pieced or appliqué strawberry.
Sent you a PM...maybe you can reply to that.
I would love to help out. Please send me a pm too. I will look through the stash. I am in the process of moving it, so who knows what I will find. LOL Would love to send cards. Worked for several years in a nursing home, I know first hand what this can mean to someone there.
PS. The nursing home I worked in was located in Lincoln, Nebraska.This message has been edited. Last edited by: BlueSkies7,
Please send me the addresses too. I would love to help out.
Our lives are like quilts - bits and pieces, joy and sorrow, stitched with love.
thanks, I got the mailing info. Now off to work!
You quilters never cease to amaze me. As a group we must be the most compassionate and giving people I know! I included myself as I am a quilter
I am so happy that you have gotten such a nice response to your request. How fun this will be for your aunt and the staff at the facility.
I found 3 more orphan blocks to send. I also have a quilt top that is so colorful that someone found in the scrap box at out quilting retreat and gave it to me. I would love to send that to you. It needs quilted and binding. I see nothing wrong with it. Guess someone did not like the colors. She may as well use it and enjoy it. Would that be alright with you?
I would like to send you a block, and would love to send her a card. Been missing over the holiday, but I'm here now.
Owie,I would love your orphan blocks and the top. I know auntie jan would love them both.
I will pm all waiting in just a bit... just got home from work and need to see the hubby for a bit. I missed him all day!
Great. You go ahead and see hubby for a bit. They are very important to take care of too.
Last year I made a quilt with strawberry fabric and found enough to put a block together. It's a bit bright and scrappy. PM me where to send
Haven't sewed for awhile and have some projects to finish and not sure how rusty my piecing is but was wondering if she would like a crocheted hat? If you see this thread, you can see the hats I make and chose with or without earflaps and colors. Would also like to send a card. I can send hat separate with card or if there is a little something else that she likes?
Please let me know
Count me in as well, this is near and dear to my heart...sending you a pm
" Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile.. "
OH! I love those crocheted crosses. Perhaps one of those could be made. (not by me, don't crochet)
I'm in for a 12" block. Sent a PM. Any special colors?
I would like to help; can you pm me? I think I still have your addy from the COF RR.
When do you want the blocks?
~Don't assume people have a plan; they might be waiting for you to tell them the plan!~
I'll make a block or two as well. Sending you PM for address. My mother is in a facility too so this touches my heart.
"We are all here.....because we are not all there."
OK, I just mailed off two blocks and a mug rug. I made a 16 patch block, also known as a four patch. 4 across and 4 down. I had strips of scraps I could cut 3 1/2 inchs so I used them for that. then the left over strip I made into a hexagon mug rug. sealed the envelope and put out for the mailman. Then found four hst's left over from my Chevron quilt and quickly made those into a pin wheel block and cut a slit into the mailing envelope and stuffed that into it. whew! I made it though. I put two dollar stamps and three forever ones. Hope that's enough postage!!
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