Friday, March 5, 2010

Pink Fairy Tale for Team Tiara

This is a masterpiece created by a group (Old Red Barn Co. Quilt-Along) created by....Dana!! Our faithful leader was asked by Team Tiara if she could make a quilt for their "Quilts for a Cure" project. Dana put the challenge up to us asking if we could donate squares for her to make a quilt or two...well...those donations swelled to SIX quilts! Dana is one smart lady and after piecing two of the quilts realized that she needed a little help from her new friends and I was one of the lucky people who received a "Quilt-in-a-Box" in the mail. Fifteen awesome squares, batting, backing and fabric for sashing/binding. The squares were joyfully donated by Heidi, Caron, Brittany, Donna, Tracy and Ms Stephens.
I had an odd number of squares to work with so I put one on the back and I also used part of a duvet cover I bought on sale from Urban Outfitters for the backing....I still have enough to make a couple more lap quilts from that duvet!:) Yes, we still have plenty of snow on the ground!

I did some wavy line quilting down the middle and on the sides but didn't want that on the awesome corners so I....I can't believe I did this...but I outline the corner squares! The binding is lovely white dots on black...perfect to frame this quilt.
Some of the donated quilts will be photographed for a Quilt Calendar and in October all of them will be auctioned off on ebay and all the proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Cancer Research. Now it is time for me to pack this quilt up and mail it to Texas.
I am honored to have been able to help out and I do so in honor of my mom and mom-in-law who are survivors and my new pal Lynne of Oz who is knocking that crap out of her system right now!! YeeeeHaaaaa!! And thanks to all my fellow quilters at all ROCK!!:)

They think they own our road...I think they are right!:)


  1. This is wonderful! The outline quilting perfectly enhances the beautiful blocks!

  2. Thanks Caron...if I was better at free motion I would have loved to have scalloped the wings!!:)

    Lynne...amended my post...totally meant to include you in my honoring!!