Welcome viewers from the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side. If you are new here, feel free to look around!
Thank you for considering my "Beauty of Freedom" for your vote in the Large Quilt Category.
This quilt was a UFO forever! Shortly after learning to paper piece, I couldn't wait to try out a New York Beauty pattern. I cut out all my fabric and got about half the blocks done before moving on to something new and shiny. It was only with the encouragement from the ladies in my Lazy Bum group (a group dedicated to motivating you to finish UFOs) that I dug out this project and finished it. I'm so happy I did.
A dear friend of mine, Debra Claypool, helped me with the quilting. My tendency to want to quilt the daylights out of everything I make, has really delayed a lot of my projects. Without Debra's help, this quilt would still be in my UFO pile. Instead, it was recently auctioned off for charity.
I submitted it to be auctioned off last month at the Blue Jay Quilt Walk in Blue Jay, CA. All of the proceeds from the auction benefit nearby Camp Paivika, a camp for moderate to severely handicap people (not just kids). It really felt great to not only have this quilt finished, but to see it go to such a worthy cause.
Size: approximately 72" x 72"
Quilt Pattern: from an old issue of American Patchwork and Quilting (I am not sure which one as I recycled it)
Pieced by: Me
Quilted by: Debra Claypool
Thank you again for consideration for your vote!
And thanks for reading today,