Saturday, February 6, 2010

Hugs of Hope

This raffle laptop quilt was fun and quick to put together. I used a lazy crazy quilt pattern and then used all the fabrics to cut 4" squares for one of the borders and piece the back with. By the time I was finished I didn't want to part with it, but it was already promised for the raffle to support my youngest daughter's best friend's fund raiser for Huntington't disease. So sad. This disease is not well known, but thousands are afflicted with it every year. Her mom passed away 3 years ago and now Jill is on a mission to raise awareness and funds to further the research. Way to go Jill!!

It seemed fitting to use a loopy quilting design because Huntington's is know as the dancing disease. Jill raised over three thousand dollars at her event; which is a great success for her first fundraiser where she coordinated a DJ, Food, Games and live entertainment. It was a very fun night.

You can see the pieced back here and some of the loopy quilting. This was my first attempt at this design. It wasn't perfect but I was pleased with the results. It's always fun to try something new.

The back.

I found this pattern in a magazine a long time ago and no longer have the article. I've made so many of these now that I don't even put out the directions anymore. I'll try to find them if anyone is interested and post a tutorial. Let me know if you like this and would like to know more about making one. It's EASY and QUICK. I don't know any quilters who are not excited about those two words!! I have a second quilt top all put together, it just needs the borders sewn on, quilting and then of course the binding attached.

I just have to share this great story of how this quilt ended up being won by a 3 year old. Near the end of the night just before the raffle names were to be drawn. A young dad brought his little boy up to the table and let him pick out anything that was displayed to put his 2 tickets into for the drawing. Keep in mind that there was this awesome motorcycle ride on toy in the mix that was specific to his age group. He saw this quilt and asked his dad to let him put both of his tickets in the box for it.  Low and behold he won the quilt. He was so excited that he  ran up and wrapped the quilt around his little body and danced around. How sweet! I was so touched because nothing about this quilt said "little boy".

As always thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love the way you describe him as having "danced around", because this ties in so well with the reason you quilted the loopdeloops!

    My hat is off to your daughter and you for taking on such a heart tugging and life changing charity that has impacted people you know. You two are making a difference. You are being the change you want to see!

    Blessings today!

  2. I love how the little boy won the quilt, awesome story! :)

  3. ps this is my favorite crazy quilt i have ever seen. I love the style :) I want one!!! hahah I'm so needy..

    xoxo - #1 kid!


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