Sunday, September 16, 2007

United Way quilt - and a prize


Today I finished the binding on this quilt for Friday's United Way silent auction. I'm so happy with how it came out! The paisley border -- from a long-forgotten piece of fabric in my stash -- seems to set off the scrappy piecework perfectly.


Since every bit of this quilt came from fabric I already had on hand, I decided to indulge in the services of a local professional longarm quilter - something I haven't done in a few years. I'm really glad I did. I hope you can see some of the detail below. Didn't Ellen do a terrific job?



So next week, I'll let you know how the silent auction turns out. It's always a fun event.

In the meantime, a brief aside. This is my 100th post! So, in following the example of several other bloggers I admire, I'm offering a drawing to celebrate.

Between now and the end of day Saturday (Sept. 22), just leave a comment on this post, even if it's just to say "hi." This is the perfect time to come out of lurkdom! On Sunday, all the names will go into a hat, and I'll ask Dan to to randomly select a winner for this set of six quilted coasters.

My sister has already asked if relatives are eligible - of course they are!

Thanks for helping me celebrate my 100th post. And come back next Sunday for the results!

12 comments:

monica said...

Hi nad happy post My sister told me about the contest.
Your quilt is lovely I hope it does well in the silent auction

Karen said...

Wow! Congrats on reaching your 100th post! The coasters would look great in my home! Your auction quilt is so pretty, I hope it goes to a great home!

monica said...

ok that was supposed to read and happy 100th post.

Wool Winder said...

It's beautiful! I'd definitely bid on it. And the great thing is that it came from fabric you already had on hand. That's got to feel good.
Congratulations on your 100th post!

Angelika said...

Boohoo. My comment this morning didn't post. I'm glad I checked back in. I love the quilt and I'm sure it'll do really good at the auction. Kudos to your quilter. She is really good.

maureen said...

it is almost like they were paying YOU to take it away! way to use all that fabric, mommy!

tiennie said...

Happy 100th! Congrats! Pretty pretty quilt!

Cheryl said...

Your quilt turned out so beautiful! I am always amazed at how gorgeous scrappy quilts can be. And congratulations on your 100th post -- I like reading about your crafting adventures :-)

Carissa said...

The quilt looks so pretty! Quilting is something that I've been wanting to try, but will probably need to wait a few years! Good luck at the silent auction!

kathy said...

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL QUILT. I WISH I COULD MAKE A QUILT THAT PRETTY. I STARTED A STAMPED QUILT ABOUT 15 OR MORE YEARS AGO. I STILL DON'T HAVE IT QUILTED. MY FINGERS GET SORE AND I PUT IT UP AND FORGET ABOUT IT. NOW THAT SOMEONE BESIDES ME KNOWS ABOUT IT I FEEL GUILTY.
HAPPY 100TH POST.

Candy said...

As usual, the quilt is gorgeous!! I want to take a class....eventually. Congrats on the 100th post!

Karen said...

Congratulations on the milestone, Anne! I think I barely met the deadline and I"m so happy that your real-life sisters are eligible!

Your posts are always fun to read and help me get in the mood for some other writing that I have to do! So although (as you know) I'd never quilt.... because I put my sewing machine in the garbage a year ago....and my family has been warned to never buy me one, I do enjoy your site!