Friday, May 25, 2012

Ready to be Adopted

I'm happy to say that all six quilts that went to Chicago for quilting got done.  And, I'm happier to say that my knees are none the worse for it.  I wasn't sure at the time but after giving it some thought, I'm pretty sure marathon quilting could be an Olympic sport.  I was able to get one done on the afternoon I arrived, two done the next day and double down and finish three on the last day.
I'm just as happy to say that four bindings are on the six quilts and the remaining two are cut out and ready to be assembled and attached.  It's hot here and putting bindings on full size quilts (the last two are small queens) can be sweaty work if the AC is not doing its best.
But I'm happiest to say that the dollies quilt only lacks a label and she's ready to be donated.  I've put out a feeler to the church we attend and will see if they are interested.  Donating a quilt that you love is a bit of a risky thing when you come down to it.  I love it -- but will they even want it?  They are planning a mission trip to South Africa next year and are in the midst of fundraising.  This seems like a natural to me but I'm not who counts.  Many organizations around here raffle off quilts -- but we haven't been attending this church long enough to know if that's normal.  If not, it could always go in a silent auction.
Either way, I'll see what they have to say and will hope it can find its way into a good home that will love it.  I did put a hanging sleeve on it in case it ends up on a wall -- either during a fundraising effort or once its been adopted.

If you missed earlier posts on this (and there have been a few), I fell in love with this quilt when Lynn Dykstra posted about it on her blog, klein meisje quilts.  She details falling in love with it under An Extravagant Welcome and goes on to give detailed instructions on the construction.  She also made twice as many of these little babies as I did!

I fell in love too and knew I wanted to make it -- even if I wasn't sure where it would end up. You can check out the posts listed as "dollies" to get my take on it.  They go together beautifully and I was fortunate enough to have some fat eights of skin tone solids I had bought years and years ago at Keepsake Quilting with no idea what I would do with them.  The pix of the quilt are not so good -- we were fighting the wind yesterday as we were trying to get pix.  It's really not curvy and does lie flat -- I promise.

So, I will be putting my dollies up for adoption and will trust they find a good home and someone that loves them as much as Lynn and I do.  I am also going to start lobbying for marathon quilting in the next winter olympics!

I hope you are working on something you love!  Jan

21 comments:

Kat said...

Jan, you are a quilting MACHINE!! Go you! I adore your dollies quilt. I am sure it will find a wonderful home very soon. Have a great weekend!

Sue Daurio said...

Wow that's definitely some marathon quilting going on there! But goodness look at that dollies quilt, it is adorable, what a treasure :)

Laura said...

That is gorgeous! What a lovely design. Well done :)

M-R said...

Jan, this is lovely! I love your dollies. Congrats on your marathon session! If I was closer to you, I'd totally help with binding. I love doing binding! Good luck with finding this treasure a home -- it will be a very lucky home! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

Linda said...

Anyone who doesn't love this quilt doesn't deserve it! It's wonderful!

Angela said...

I love this quilt and I know that wherever it ends up it will be treasured:)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

LOVE that quilt! If they've seen it, of course they'd want it.

Lesley said...

Congrats for completing your quilts. The dollies quilt is amazing. I would expect that the church will have a grin from ear to ear as a quilt like this should have universal appeal and would do very well in an auction! How generous of you...go girl!

Allison said...

If marathon quilting were an event, I'd tune in :) & I'm pretty sure you would be a top competetor! wow!

your dolly quilt is very sweet, I hope it helps raise a lot of money :)

JanetK said...

whahh? That is a whole lot of quilt goodness. I LOVE this dolly quilt - I've never seen it before. What a treat!

Myra said...

Wow! What a beautiful quilt! And I have no doubt whatsoever that someone will absolutely love it! It's really wonderful.

Sarah Craig said...

Gorgeous quilt! Love those little dollies. Hope your church is smart enough to know how lucky they are!! Whoop whoop!!

Quiet Quilter said...

After all that work, I'm sure the quilts will go where they are supposed to....a grateful and happy home...

Tara Knight said...

what a great quilt! it looks like a LOT of work!

Connie said...

What a precious quilt and love all the dolls! Thanks for sharing!
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Ariane said...

What a beautiful quilt!! I'm sure it will be loved!!!

Miki Willa said...

I a crazy about this quilt! I am sure it will be well loved by someone who is as happy with it as it makes me.

Nita said...

I'm breathless. What a fabulous quilt!

Melissa Corry said...

This quilt is absolutely adorable!

Barb said...

Your quilt is just adorable.

Lynn Dykstra said...

YES!!!!
It is wonderful!!