Thursday, August 08, 2013

Finished Quilt Top!

Another finished quilt top is on the design wall! 
This is the "Up Up and Away" pattern from the book Sunday Morning Quilts.   This is a great book, and I can hardly wait to read Cheryl Atkinson's next book called "A Month of Sundays".


You can read about the "accidental" beginning of this quilt here when I was at quilt retreat in February. Thanks to my "secret sister" (Jake... who's not a secret anymore!) and to Marjorie for their contributions to this quilt!
I have two wedding quilts on the go that I should be working on but just can't tear myself away from this project. I tell myself that I need to finish this because I need a small portable hand quilting project (this is the perfect size tote-along project since it is a baby quilt) to take back and forth to the hospital when I am at my brother's.
However this is not really the truth since I have a lot of hand stitching projects on the go, but this, my friends, is the face of quilting addiction!!! LOL
AND as soon as I finished stitching the top together, I started pin basting so that I could start quilting right away.  Oh my...I just love how it turned out!
We have lots of hospital visits each week since my brother is having chemotherapy for his lungs and radiation for his spine. The cancer continues to spread in spite of this aggressive treatment regime. 
Hopefully this quilt will raise our spirits with all the happy colours and uplifting theme ;)

24 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear the cancer is spreading. That will be a nice and cheerful quilt to work on while at the Dr. visits. Hugs.

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  2. what a joyful quilt!
    sorry to hear about your brother - sending good thoughts your way -

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  3. A very happy looking quilt. I hope it bring a bit of sunshine to a otherwise not so bright place. Thinking of you and your brother.

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  4. I'm thinking this quilt is comfort sewing and I'm glad you indulged yourself. It's just beautiful and I hope that things start looking up for your brother.

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  5. I do hope the colours bring some smiles from your brother. It's a great looking quilt.

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  6. This is a beautiful quilt with such lovely soft colors.; hopefully the hours will pass quickly as you stitch. I am spending many hours at the chemo center also as my sweet hubby just finished his third round with more to come.

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  7. The triangles are pointing up in your pictures to raise your spirits. Hugs to you and your brother.

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  8. Yipee! A finish! Woohoo! Sorry about your brother's cancer spreading. I just said a prayer.

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  9. Your colorful quilt is beautiful.
    I hope your brother improves, dear.

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  10. Kathy, this quilt is wonderful. I LOVE it.

    Sending lots and lots of healing prayers to your brother.

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  11. Congrats on the finished top and I hope the quilting provides you some stress free relaxing time. Hope all goes well with your brother.

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  12. This is beautiful...so soothing and invigorating at the same time. I'm so sorry to hear your brother is having to fight such a hard battle, but am sending prayers the current regimen goes smoothly and works well.

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  13. It is a lovely, lovely quilt. Very peaceful and yet vibrant at the same time.:)

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  14. A very cheerful quilt Kathy! A simple design that is speaking volumes! Best to you and your brother.

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  15. positive thoughts and prayers for your brother and family. Up,up and away is awesome-I just started on one of my own, cuz I'm an addict too or something. But isn't it sorta not quite an addiction if you are aware of it?...or am I in some kind of denial/rationalization stage.

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  16. It is absolutely beautiful Kathy! I love all the happy colors and designs in the fabrics, and you are right - this will lift the spirits of everyone who sees it! Enjoy!!!

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  17. Oohing and aahing over this quilt, nice!

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  18. A very fresh and invigorating feel to this quilt! Something with positives vibes like this is a good project for you as you support your brother through his trials.
    Still praying for him!

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  19. It is a vey happy quilt. Hope it bring much needed pleasure while you work on it!

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  20. Love this finish, but then what's not to love about happy colorful hsts, my favorite block!

    My best wishes to your brother.

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  21. It is a lovely quilt top and I am glad that it is bringing you joy to work on it.

    I am sorry that things are not progressing well for your brother. Hopefully things will turn around for him quickly. You are a wonderful and caring sister.

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  22. It turned out beautifully! It's hard not to work on something you are excited about.

    Hope your brother see's good improvement this next week. He (and you) have been in my prayers the last week.

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  23. Lovely quilt. What's one more hand project in the scheme of things?

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