Saturday, October 22, 2011

It's Arrived!!

Yay, Kaaren got her quilts, go see....

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I was holding my breath after I sent them off, praying that this wouldn't be the one time the post office messed up for me.  I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to this effort, you are all just amazing and together we were able to bless Kaaren's socks off.  Good job, all of you!!!  What a blessing to be a part of this bloggy community.

I've put a whole bunch of pics of the blocks on my flickr.  They're all in a set called Kaaren's Quilt.  If you'd like to see your block, it should be there, I used every single one.  I did have some where the writing bled, I fixed it with textile medium and used those on the tote bag.  There are a LOT of pics, fair warning.

My friend Cathy-No-Blog finished a darling baby quilt, and handed it to me to get pics.  I want to keep it, it's so cute.  I need to take better pics, sigh.  Why is it always so gloomy when I want to get pictures!

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More pics on flickr too.  Been a busy day, uploading.  I think the designs she used are from Sew Weird, machine embroidery.

And I finished Val's give-away gift.  I can't remember now which month she won, but she had told me to concentrate on Kaaren's quilts and get hers finished when the quilts were done, bless her.  She's waited and waited, and Val, this will be shipped Monday.

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The back, with hanging sleeve.

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And the sweetest little flower...

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The design is by Jenny of Elefantz,  from Issue 2 of her Elefantz Home Magazine.  LOVE IT.

And now?  No, I'm not slacking....I'm working on a new set of designs for you.  They will be my Christmas gift for this month...I hope.  And the design will be free when I'm finished making them.

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It's a lot of fun, designing again!

Don't forget about my give-away, leave a comment on this post if you want to enter - you have until October 30th!  I'll be back soon with some more tutorials I've found.  I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend - it's chilly here, but the sun is out, hooray!

56 comments:

WoolenSails said...

I saw her blog and just getting around to visiting and replying, it is so wonderful, wish I had been able to participate, you did such a wonderful thing for her.

Debbie

Dolores said...

Sweet. Big sigh of relief. What an enormous job that was and you even finished other things too.

Vicki ♥ said...

Yay.....how fabulous Allie...you certainly did a really splendid job of Kaarens quilt. I really like the blue sashings/borders :) Thanks for doing a really thoughtful job :) Hugs Vicki x

Sandra :) said...

Everything is gorgeous - you must be so happy her quilts are done and have arrived safe and sound, wooooooohooooooooooooo! That was definitely a labour of love :)

BJ said...

I think we all were teary eyed when we read Kaaren's blog today and saw the gorgeous quilts you made. I'm off to look at all the blocks. Thank you again for your selfless giving. You are an angel!

Sue said...

What a lovely quilt for Kaaren. How special that all these quilters got involved with this.

That baby quilt is adorable and I can see why you would want to keep it.

I love the gift for Val. That is really sweet with some sweet fabrics too.

You are quite talented!

Fiona said...

awesome response from Kaaren...well done Allie... and I see you have hardly stopped to breathe!!
Hugz

shez said...

So glad Kaaren loved her quilts,well done ladies,and i love your love wallhanging you have inspired me to start 1,have a great day Allie

Mieke said...

Congrats Allie. You did a beautiful job and thank you for all the time you spent making this for Kaaren. I just read her blog and it was wonderful to read her story. Thanks again.
Mieke

Carol said...

Allie Kaaren's quilts are just absolutely spectacular...that is an amazing thing you did...

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What a wonderful thing to do!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Allie, the quilt turned out beautifully. What a special love gift. I hope Kaaren knows she can wrap herself up in our hugs.

Mumbly52 said...

Thank you for all your beautiful work and great generosity, bringing us all together to make the gifts for Kaaren. It's a nice reminder that even the small effort of making a quilt block can bring such joy to so many. Hugs!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

What a great job you did. Thank you for giving us all an opportunity to participate in this! Kaaren seems overjoyed at receiving this.

Jeanette said...

The quilt is wonderful Allie. Your did a fantastic job. The LOVE wallhanging is gorgeous. Hugs,

JCnNC said...

You are truly a wonderful friend and did such a beautiful job with this task. Thank you from my heart for who you are. Judy C

Quilt n Queen said...

Job well done Allie, thank you for taking on this enormous project and giving us the opportunity to share a small part in the giving. It warms my heart to see how the quilting bloggers embraces each other with prayers and hugs when the going gets touch. Both you and Kaaren are admired by us all..... for your selflessness and sharing I THANK YOU both!! Pauline

Sharon said...

Allie, you did a wonderful job on Kaaren's quilts. I read her post and it was so touching.

marina said...

The quilts are amazing Allie,
thankyou so much for giving me the opportunity to take part and make a block. It was so special to be able to contribute. You have done an incredible job. You are a star!

Anonymous said...

Allie, thank you for a job well done. Very thoughtful of you.

Darlis

Terry said...

I saw the quilts on Kaaren's blog and they look wonderful! You did a fantastic job on them Allie! I found my block in your photos! :0)

Sheila said...

Allie , from the bottom of my heart I want to thank you for your tremendous efforts for Kaaren , I just read her post and it brought tears to my eyes , the love that was enveloped into those two quilts is amazing all thanks to you because without you organizing this effort it may not have happened . So glad to have helped in some small way. Giant hugs to you .Sheila

Carrie P. said...

I read the post from Kaaren. She was really touched and you did a very good thing. I was glad I could be a part of the blessing.
I really like the way that Cathy did the quilting on her baby quilt. So cute and so is the giveaway gift you made too.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Well done Allie....so very thoughtful...

pinsandneedles said...

Allie, you have done a beautiful job on the quilts for Kaaren. Thank you for all your effort. What a blessing!

Hillbilly Tonya said...

It was touching to read Kaaren's blog, and how she and her husband were so touched.

I love Jenny's designs, don't you? I haven't gotten to make even one yet but I just anticipate her magazine each and every month.

I am 'new' to you...so I haven't gotten to see many of your own designs. I can't wait to see!

Martha said...

The Kaaren quilts are amazingly beautiful and what a wonderful and caring project this was. I am constantly amazed at your energy and enthusiasm, your generosity, your designs, and the beautiful things you create. Also, I am so impressed that you reply to each person who comments on your blog in addition to writing the sweetest and most considerate comments on all our blogs.

You are an inspiration!

Melody said...

Dearest Allie, I've just been over to Kaaren's blog and I shed a tear too. Thank you so much for all you do for everyone else. You are a true embodiment of someone who lives her faith and a truly good person. I feel very privileged to count you as one of my blogging friends. Hugs

Anonymous said...

The quilts for Kaaren were a lovely idea and I can tell by her post she was so touched by such a wonderful gift, what a beautiful thing to organise xxBrenda

O'faigh said...

Hello Allie, such a beautiful gesture....loved being part of Kaaren's quilts....Hugs O'faigh

Too many eggs said...

What a fabulous gift to receive and to give , you all a wonderful group of people .......

Love the love quilt
All you need is love dah dah dah dah ... All you need is ( hum hum hum)

Caron Mosey said...

I visited Kaaren's blog... what a fun project that was. You put in lots of hard work on that, and her post reveals the impact it made on her. Nicely done!

sewtakeahike said...

wow Allie, you have been one busy lady!! I LOVE your "love" wallhanging! Your friend is going to be so blessed by it! And your other friend's baby quilt is so cute! You know some really talented people my dear!!

Soggibottom said...

It looks a wonderful quilt Allie. So does your giveaway gift. Always worth the wait ladies if something is nade by Allie :-) x x x

Diane H said...

Great job, Allie. Thanks for all your hard work. It was a pleasure to read Kaaren's post about receiving her gifts.

Cyndi said...

Allie, I went over to Kaaren's blog and read her post and it just made me cry! The quilts turned out absolutely beautiful...you did a FANTASTIC job putting them together, girlfriend! I know that both Kaaren and her hubby appreciate everything you and all the block-makers have done to bring some joy and love into their lives right now. God bless each of you that contributed to these quilts!

XOXO,

Cyndi

West Michigan Quilter said...

Glad to see Kaaren's quilts. You are awesome! Thanks for the link. That baby quilt is really cute. Love your LOVE wallhanging. I must get that pattern. I've never done applique like this. Is it difficult?

Mickie said...

Well done Allie! They look amazing! You are the bestest!

Mary said...

Kaaren's quilts turned out so beautifully Allie, and I know Val will be thrilled with her wall hanging. It is just sweet :)

Val said...

Oh my goodness!!! I can't help but comment on my gift first!!! You have took my breath away!!!! seriously!!! You are a doll! Thank you is not enough. And Kaarens quilts and tote!...Oh my! Bless you! I wanted to be a part of that so bad but could not work it out. They are gorgeous. You will be blessed.

Stitched With Prayer said...

ALLIE, ALLIE, ALLIE!!! Oh my gosh, I was so excited to see that Kaaren received her packages that I had to immediately hop over there and read her blog. Now that my tears have dried and I am back here to you, I would jump up and down and do a cheer for you, except I'd look really dorky doing that with my cane, so I will just say, 'You did GOOD' my sweet, dear friend. Thank you again and again for your generosity and kindness that allowed each of us to truly 'hug' Kaaren. Really hon, you are beyond awesome. You and I have shared may conversations about giving of ourselves, but seeing the quilts on Kaaren's beds and the beautiful tote and on top of that taking the time to take pictures of all of our blocks...what more can be said than WOW and truly...Thank You.
Now, about the other projects you shared with us today...that baby quilt is so wonderful and the wall hanging from Jenny's magazine is incredibly beautiful. I really need to get one of those made. Breathtaking! I'm so glad you are back to doing some designing and can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve. Sending you a huge hug and much love...

Shari said...

Thanks so much Allie! It's good to know they've arrived safely. And your other projects are lovely too. A very talented friend with that baby quilt! Hope you can relax a little now before a big push at Christmas.
Hugs - Shari

Karen said...

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!
Allie you are the best.
I do appreciate all of your hard work. You know your gift is good when Kaaren cries.
Thank you again for allowing us to be apart of the hug for Kaaren.
Most of us have experienced a hardship, and understand the need for a hug to make it feel a bit lighter.
Thank you again...Karencg

LesQuilts said...

Well done Allie! You put all our words and hugs and well wishes for Kaaren and her husband into something soooo great, it will keep her well for a very long time!!!!
Thank you from all of us! And here is a hug back!
Take care, Leslie

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Allie-superwoman, you are amazing!!!
I am so proud of you, and incredibly humbled to have been able to cointribute a block to Kaaren's quilts. You blessed, and I am praying you in turn know a blessing.
{{{{{hugs}}}}}}
Jenny
xxx

Loris said...

Allie, what a blessing you are to all of us! Thank you for letting us join in on a quilt for Kaaren and then for making our small efforts so grand and beautiful! I can't thank you enough!

conny's quilts said...

Thank you too veryvery much for making this great present for Kaaren!

Michelle May said...

Allie you did such a wonderful job putting those quilts together! They're beautiful! I know Kaaren was over the moon excited by them.
You are such a sweetie!
xx

Debbie said...

I saw all the excitement over on Kaaren's blog! You did a great job, Allie, and you are a good friend. I'm sorry I was unable to participate.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Those quilts are beautiful - really so sweet of you - and everyone Miss Allie :)!! I just love the little love gift - how cute! And, I'm excited to see you enjoying your designing again :)!! Hugs.

susan m hinckley said...

What beautiful quilts! You are amazing. And I'm delighted to see you designing again. Hope you're having fun with it (it looks like you are) and I can't wait until we all get to benefit!

Verna G said...

Thank you for doing such a great job. They are beautiful. I am very grateful to have had the chance to participate.

Béa said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful work you put on Kaaren's quilts. XO

Mama Pea said...

Yay! So glad the quilt got off okay! How fun. I'll hop over and check it out. Love what you're playing with for Christmas and can't wait to see it. You are too sweet!

Ivory Spring said...

Allie,

Hope you are having a good Saturday! :) It's cold and wet at my end...

Those quilts are absolutely gorgeous. I am in love with your love wallhanging!!!

Stina said...

Allie.. you have done such a wonderful putting these together.. hooray to you!!
They are SOO LOVELY!!! :O)

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