Monday, October 26, 2015

I Need Your Help (Again)

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  
Mine had some good and some bad.  I lost a dear friend to cancer over the weekend.  
I knew it was coming and yet it did not soften the blow.  

I now have yet another friend (our priest) to add to the list of quilts to make that also has cancer. 
 His cancer is terminal.  
He is going in for a bone marrow transplant to buy time, but sadly there is no cure.
  I would love to repeat the green and gray cross quilt for him to use 
as he goes through this time in his life. 

 I also know that it will be difficult for me to make all the blocks that I need for this. 
 I am putting out a call for help once again, to all my generous friends for help making the blocks.  This is a photo of the finished quilt from last time.

It turned out so amazing and the man I made it for uses it all the time (even better).  

So here is the deal. 
I am asking for greens in the kelly, lime and forest color way as well as ANY gray from dark to light. 
The gray should be in the more clear gray not tending toward brown or blue.  
Light, medium or dark are fine, keeping to modern, more manly fabric,
 not girly or novelty. 

Solids or prints are GREAT!  
Square, pieced, wonky, single, multiple skinny or fat, that part is up to you.  
The only consistent part is the height needs to be 9.5".  
This means the finished size in the quilt will be 9.0", and the width is up to YOU.

Want to see a few examples?

I made a double block up in the left hand, top, corner.  
So smaller blocks are ok as long as when combined they equal 9.5"

Don't even worry about trimming them, just send them and I will trim them.

Gray on gray, green on gray or gray on green, 

As you can see I made some with a gray background and green crosses, 
and some with gray crosses.  
I made some with green backgrounds but only gray crosses.  
I'm trying to get an equitable distribution of gray and green but as I learned on the purple and gray wedding quilt, the color very quickly overwhelms the gray.  

**I need the blocks mailed to arrive by November 6th.**  

If you are willing to help, please email me at 
I will send you my address.

Here is a recap of the block details:

  • design: cross / plus (wonky, squared up, pieced, single, multiple) Like in this quilt here
  • size: 9.5″ high (9.0″ finished) and I’ll leave the width up to you (so that it looks like the cross blocks in the quilt shown above).
  • fabric colors: masculine greens and grays
  • fabric style: solids and prints (anything but feminine or juvenile prints).
  • deadline:November 6th or sooner
  • If you are on Instagram please post your photos and include the #beepositivequilt2
Just in case you need a tutorial you can find one right here on Mrs.Schmenkman's blog.  

If you are on Instagram I am using the #beepositivequilt2  
I love the fact that we are making this an online "Bee".  I know why people do bees.  
It is so great to have all that *positive* energy all put into one quilt!!!

I realize it is a short turn around time but I certainly appreciate any help you can give.  

I am also hoping to get someone to quilt it at a discount as now that it is just me bringing home the bacon, these things add up!

So, thanks in advance to all of you for listening, and never fear, even if you are unable to send me a block or two, all prayers are GREATLY appreciated!

Have a blessed day!



Debra said...

Let me see what I can do to get something to you by Nov. 6. It certainly is a worthy and very special cause. I have never made this block.. but I am willing to give it a shot. Prayers for your priest during his treatment.

~Diana said...

I will make some more~sending peaceful thoughts his way~

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