Sunday, April 10, 2016

Charity Quilt and a Tote for the Nurses

"Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain"--Joseph Campbell


Here is my finish of the Charity Quilt for Hands to Help which I will be sending to Happy Chemo.  I used House blocks donated as charity blocks from the Neighborhood Block Party.......... 


 Plus my Sis, Irene, dug down into her orphan block pile and sent me home with some nice additional blocks to use.  I machine embroidered some of the little houses like the ones Irene sent out to all the participants of the Neighborhood Party onto the orphan blocks to continue the house theme....
I thought the houses would look nice using the Attic Window pattern and I really love the look.   I think this quilt could be given to either a male or female chemo patient and be well received.


 












I also whipped up a little tote bag to give to the nurses at the hospital where I work for their fund raiser.........I have always loved the Loralie Ladies and the Loralie Nurses are no exception.........I used two of the nurses from a panel....one on each side of the tote...........



My current project is working on the final round of a Round Robin group so I can send it on to my friend Mary.  This has been so much fun....actually the first Round Robin I've been a member of.  The workmanship on each project I have received has so impressed me and I can barely wait to get mine back!

So I will stretch out what remains of this beautiful Sunday and go back upstairs and spend some more time with my Singer..........
Have a wonderful week!



13 good friend(s) left a comment:

Sarah Craig said...

That is a seriously cool quilt, Ida! Love the attic window setting...

Melody said...

You have been very productive and everything is delightful. Well done.

shez said...

Hi Ida you do such beautiful work,well done my friend xx

Maria said...

The community quilt looks great, really like the plaid border.
What a fabulous bag for the raffle Ida

Needled Mom said...

That is such a great charity quilt. Someone will be thrilled!

Your nurses bag turned out so cute too. Great idea.

Texas JennyWren said...

Love both projects you made with the Neighborhood Houses project blocks. Also, thanks to Irene for the lovely embroidered house block she sent as a thank you. I look at it almost every day and love it more each day.
Jennifer

Hilachas said...

Oh wow! That house quilt is gorgeous and I know someone will love to wrap that around themselves during their chemo sessions and afterwards. It will certainly be a comfort to the lucky owner. The nurse totes are nice too. WTG!

Helen said...

Beautiful work and someone will be very lucky the bag for the nurses looks great !!

Lynette said...

Everything turned out perfect!!!

Lynette said...

Where do you get the fabric with the nurses on it? They're so cute :)

my cup of tea said...

Ooooooo love both these adorable projects! What fabulous donations!
Would love to join in on the next house project!
Donna A

Heide said...

What a great quilt, Love the attic window idea...it looks great with the houses. The bag is sure to bring a smile to a nurses face every time she uses it. TFS!

Rhonda said...

This is precious. Love the neighborhood!!