Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Giveaway Winner and Paisley Place Quilts!

We've got the winner from Ladybug Quilt Shops giveaway, we'll get to that later.  Steph from Paisley's Place Quilts made this darling quilt for someone she hardly new who sadly lost her life to cancer. I am so impressed when people go an make a special quilt for a person they hardly know at all, I am impressed when people make a quilt for people they do know. Quilts are so time consuming, and they are not exactly cheap. I just really thought this was a special story you all would like to hear.  Thanks Steph.

I made this quilt for a special person, some one who was generous and kind. I didn't know her well, but her character preceded her! When I found out the secretary in my husband's office was diagnosed with late stage lung cancer after being misdiagnosed with pneumonia for 6 months, my heart was very sad. I wanted to do something for her and her family. I imagined how dreary it must be to be stuck in a hospital room, looking out at a frozen, middle-of-January, Ontario landscape and thought a bright, cheery quilt would be nice to look at and snuggle under.

 I had my eye on Erin McMorris's "Wildwood" fabric line for a while. I loved the bright colors, tiny trees, and bubbly flowers. It is still one of my favorites! I had a charm pack and wanted to make it go a long way. I new the colors would pop on a white background, so I started pairing up fabrics to make pinwheels. I wanted to do something slightly different, since I have made pinwheel quilts before, and I wanted to showcase some of the fabric in bigger pieces, so I added some squares into the mix as well. A bit of a colorful border and straight line quilting brought it all together.

Thanks Steph. Make sure to check our Paisley's Place quilts. These are just her 2010 quilt finishes how much do you love those quilts? Her blog is full of fun projects she has been working on. Steph, I love this quilt and alll the love and compassion you put into it. I am sure it gave the lady alot of comfort in her last days.

And the giveaway winner as determined by

Hooray Wendy from the Calculating Quilter.  Send us an email and we'll hook you up!!


Anonymous said...

That story was inspiring! How wonderful to be able to bless others with our gifts and talents. I am sure she made the dear suffering one's heart very happy.

Congrats to the winner.

Leslie said...

it is sad to know that she lost this battle but i bet this quilt brought her lots of comfort while she had it.

Quiltstory said...

Thanks for the feature, I love this story.

emilyc @ Sew Super Sweet said...

So, so beautiful!

Charity said...

How sweet of you to make something for someone you barely knew. I sure it meant alot to her to know that she was cared for. Hopefully this will also provide some comfort to her family as well.

I think the quilt is beautiful. I am always drawn to pinwheels. They make me think of spring and warm summer days.

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Beautiful quilt and wonderful story to go with it!
Congratulations to Wendy. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

Heather said...

Beautiful quilt and such a great story. How thoughtful!