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Monday, June 29, 2015

Light Through Friendship - Friendship Star - A Focus Through the Prism Project QUILTING Challenge, June

It's taken me all month to stitch up this little 20" quilt for a challenge from
for a

You see, I'm a very slow stitcher...

The Challenge:  Friendship Star

  • Each final project should read predominantly as one color in the spectrum: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, or violet. You may not use the same color as you used in a previous challenge.
  • A ROYGBIV hand-dyed color bundle of fabric must be purchased from Cherrywood Fabrics.
  • You must use ONE fabric from the ROYGBIV challenge bundle in each quilt which should correspond with the color you want your quilt to ‘read’.
  • Any other fabrics from your stash may be added.
  • You must use the month's block as your inspiration.
  • Quilts must finish 20” square.
  • Share the story behind your quilt and how the block ‘Friendship Star’ was the inspiration.
  • Your quilt must have a name.
  • Pictures of your FINISHED 20” square quilts must be LINKED UP by 11:55pm CST on Tuesday, June 30th

When the challenge was announce it made me think of all the wonderful friendships I have made through quilting and blogging.  That was my inspiration along with the theme I had last month with the monkey wrench.  I wanted to incorporate a tool and shining a flashlight felt right.
I hand embroidered the world map while trying to make it look like the star was shining on it.  

Here is a picture of my May and June challenges.

"Light Up the World with Friendship"

A Focus Through the Prism Project QUILTING Challenge, June
Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas
Size: 20"x20"
Prism color:  Yellow from the ROYGBIV fabric bundle by Cherrywood Fabrics
Piecing and reverse applique
Quilting- stippling by me on my domestic machine

I had to wash this one before I could photograph it.  I am a mess and had a few spots on it before it was all embroidered.  I also have carried it with me everywhere I went this month so it's no wonder it had a little mess on it and yellow doesn't hide anything...lol

I have one day of rest before the next challenge is posted.  
I have NO plans to embroider the next one!!!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Star Spectrum - H2H Charity Quilt Challenge

Hi all!

Time has been getting away from me and I have been absent from here both in writing and reading.
I miss both so much.  I feel out of the loop.

Special occasions require hair stylists to work a little overtime and between proms, graduations, and mother's day, May was quite busy.

I've been working out of town on weekends (tis wedding season)
and I'm afraid my blogging has suffered.  I only have one more wedding this summer and I will be ready for "normal" to return.  

In the meanwhile
is hosting
Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge.

Star Spectrum 
is my contribution for 2015.
(The wheat looks happy this year.  This photo is out in front of our house.)

This reverse rainbow star burst quilt was made from 5" charms I've been cutting for my scrap organization.  I used Kat's tutorial over at diary of a Flutter.Kat as the inspiration for the blocks.
Star Spectrum is 54" x 54"

Because I am so close to the deadline for the finish, free motion quilting in a meandering pattern was the quickest way to go.  I used Auriful thread 50wt #2615.

Star Spectrum will be donated to Happy Chemo, an orgnization that provides quilts and comfort for chemo patients.  Emily of Em's Scrapbag has been collecting quilts for this cause for awhile and has set a goal of providing 1500 quilts to Happy Chemo.  She's already donated more than 600 quilts and the H2H quilt challenge is helping to make here numbers grow.

Happy Chemo has a great blog for Cancer patients
and you can click HERE to check it out.

If you would like to see all the quilts donated during the Hands 2 Help Challenge

Have a great weekend,  It's been raining so much here that I haven't even planted my garden.  Can you believe that?  We had over 10 inches of rain in May (a record). 
 My garden hopes to be off the porch and in some dirt tomorrow.  
This picture was on May 23rd and the plants had been there 3 weeks then.....