One of these days I'm going to learn to say the word "NO" but it wasn't when my friend and customer Joy called me and asked me to quilt this quilt that she had made for the American Heart Association "Gala" later this month. I didn't realize when I said yes that I would be donating it. Of course, if I had thought it through, I would have realized it would be a donation. I just wasn't thinking! And I don't mind doing donations like this because it's a worthy cause but the timing was not the greatest in the world. I already had the FFA Donation Quilt on my plate and the 3 challenge quilts for the gals in Benjamin TX for their quilt show that is next weekend, plus a customer quilt for Ruby in Lubbock and a shop sample for the Scrappy Quilter in Schertz TX and Raleigh's quilt that she knows I'm suppose to be working on. And then there's William's golf matches that have started and are once a week and did I mention that I haven't put my Christmas decorations up yet. I did get the tree put up but the decorations and ornaments are laying in a pile on the buffet and the church pew. And I can't remember the last time I cleaned house, not that that would happen even if I didn't have all this other stuff to do. :)
Someone from the Heart Association gave Joy the t-shirts from the last 9 years. She set them together with a heart fabric and added the borders.
I quilted the outer border with "Heart Throb" from House of Creations with a white Signature thread.
I also quilted hearts in another border on the top and bottom and hearts in the narrow black border. I quilted a panograph across the the t-shirts called "Hearts One" from Wasatch Quilting in red signature thread.
I'm anxious to see how well the quilt does in their silent auction. I hope it brings lots of donation money for them.
Don't forget to check in on Friday for "FREEBIE FRIDAY" and see what it's all about.