10 April, 2009

Leo And Friends

Meet "Leo and Friends", this little quilt has a lot of work to do; it is being sold next Saturday at our church's art sale. Along with the quilt there are paintings, a wall hanging and various other pieces of sculptural art done by members of our congregation. The purpose of the sale is to raise money to help send our youth to New Orleans in July where they will attend the National Lutheran Youth Gathering. My hope is that "Leo" can at least buy a seat on the bus! I decided, as I approached the finish on this one, to add piping to the binding; mainly because I'd purchased a cute stripe fabric to match the large scale print and hadn't used it. The piped binding turned out just fine, but ultimately I feel it was a futile effort as it doesn't show up enough to make any real difference; oh, well, live and learn! I'm excited to think that maybe this quilt will end up in the home of a child who will love Leo (and his friends) just as much as I loved every step of putting this one together!


Life is Good!

"Leo and Friends"~ 60"X 72"~ "3-6-9 Quilt" pattern by P3 design




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12 comments:

Domestic Designer said...

Love the quilt and the cause! I hope you raise lots of money and I know the kids will be so appreciative!

Loris said...

The piping really is a nice touch. I hope the quilt does well for somebody's trip costs. Youth groups are a great thing...have many happy memories spent in them :-)

*karendianne. said...

How sweet. Great detail on the border work piecing. Of course I'd expect nothing less but I'm just highlighting that. And it looks as though Sundance did a lovely job. I just love the fact that you can add that piping. Highly skilled!!!

I'm feeling a touch of heaven afoot...

Quilt Hollow said...

Wonderful quilt for a wonderful cause....I'm unsure how much a seat is....but I'm guessing this may bring many more seats!

Mimi said...

Darling quilt, lovingly made with attention to every detail. What a wonderful heart you have to do such a great deed to help the youth at your church. I'm sure they appreciate your time and expertise.

I'm sure this quilt will bring a pretty penny for the cause.

Hugs and Happy Easter.

MARCIE said...

Oh my that really is a tiny piping. It is so wonderfully done! Very sweet quilt and you!

Jeanne said...

Your quilt is beautiful and I hope it brings in lots of money for the youth. Happy Easter.

Nan said...

Wonderful, sweet quilt that will definitely do it's job. Great fabrics, quilting, and the piping is a lovely touch.

lindsey said...

What a great idea, to raise money and for someone to buy and love your quilt, a two-fold project! I hope the youth have a great time!

Barb said...

Happy travels for your youth, may they stay safe and healthy! The quilt is wonderful, you are very talented! The piping looks good to me...I am sure close up and personal it shows up very well, nice touch!

Nane said...

I still want to learn to pipe...maybe a red piped border on Fannye's Flower Garden when its done.

Rhonda said...

Love the quilt... hope you raise lots of money for it. The piping looks lovely.