Sunday, October 25, 2015

Beauty of Freedom - Blogger's Quilt Festival entry 2

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.

RW&B New York Beauty Quilt

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.

RW&B New York Beauty

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.

Blue Jay Quilt Walk 2015 auction

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.

Quilt Stats:

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)
Fabric: miscellaneous
Pieced by: Me
Quilted by: Debra Claypool

Thank you again for consideration for your vote!

And thanks for reading today,



  1. This is beautiful! And how wonderful that you donated this to such a worthy cause!

  2. Gorgeous quilt! I am so curious about how it is done as paper piecing. Is the pattern available somewhere? Also, love the name of your Lazy Bum group! I think we all probably need a group like that!

  3. Lovely! And I'm happy to hear about the program it benefited.

  4. That is a beauty, and such a blessing to those being helped by the proceeds from the auction.

  5. lovely and all those wonderful points so beautifully done, I know who bought this will really love it and it benefits such a good cause too

  6. Oh, my goodness! It's absolutely gorgeous! So glad your friend helped you to the finish line. And what a gracious thing to do, to donate it for the auction!

  7. Lovely to see this again- really gorgeous! x. I bet it raised loads fir the charity xxx

  8. Beautiful quilt. I love your choice of fabrics.
    Greetings from Poland

  9. It is stunning Jen, you must have been thrilled to have finished it. Those Lazy Bums are clearly a force to be reckoned with :)


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