I was out of town last week and so away from my fabric and machine. I started to have the shakes (emotionally, if not physically) from not sewing anything... does this happen to anyone else, or do I have a problem?
In any case... in one fast and furious evening, I whipped up this pillow.
I was starting to get really tired of the orange and green scheme we have going on in the family room. Thankfully, this cheers things up a bit.
The backing is this great Denyse Schmidt print that I picked up at JoAnn's. I only bought half a yard, but wow! - that goes quite a long way when it goes into a pillow as opposed to a quilt backing! Though I do think I'll have to go back and buy some more...
I'm in love and am now envisioning half a dozen other pillows which would make for a full room redo... Why didn't anyone tell me how gratifying a quick and easy pillow project is?
I'm so glad that Charlotte is so enthusiastic, too. I actually put the pillow in the car for our most recent trip to chemo... Charlotte wanted to hold it for the entire ride - too cute!
Now, back to the real point of this blog: quilt auction for brain tumor research. Over the course of six weeks from March to April 2013, we were able to auction quilts to raise over $3,000 for brain tumor research and for pediatric patient care. How exciting to be a part of something so meaningful!
I've brainstormed and schemed in an effort to learn from last year's auction and to have next year's pulled off without a hitch. Here's what I've come up with: I want to auction all of our quilts simultaneously next year. Which means that I will have to photograph the quilts and write posts all ahead of time. It's still quite a few months away, but I'd like to have all the quilts in hand on February 1, 2014. So plan accordingly, okay? Surely you could whip up a quilt to further brain cancer research by then, couldn't you?
Don't quilt? Click on over to my "Get Involved" page to see how else to help. Hint: a $35 gift card to Fabric.com could go a long way. Last year, I was given fabric that probably cost about $35, but the quilts that we made with them (Pink Diamond and Once Upon a Time) raised $250! How is that for multiplying a friend's generosity?!
Please don't hesitate to contact me at charlottesgraceforacure[at]gmail[dot]com with any questions. I'd love to hear from you!
(Linking up to Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story and Crazy Mom Quilts.)