Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I ONCE WAS TOLD THAT.....

If you wanted something done find the busiest person to do it!!

Yesterday morning I had a Norwex party (look it up if you are not familiar with it). I just read that and sounds so bossy.... By the way, sorry you couldn't make it but the refreshments were awesome.

Anyways.....while there one friend brought someone I did not know. She is heavily involved with the wounded warriors. She receives shipments of items almost daily that she packs up and sends off. She was explaining that her quilt contributions has diminished. She must have seen my sewing room.....couldn't miss it....right by the refreshments (boy those refreshments were good).

This gal lives just a few miles away from me.... I was thinking, if only I had known.

So I looked at my one friend and the smoke started pouring out of my ears.

She was thinking the same thing...so we decided right then that today we would make one.

After the party, I went to Walmart, picked up my glasses, went to the post office, came home made chili for the crock pot, and started cutting out the quilt for today.

I had some fat quarter bundles that would work. Was doing the Yellow Brick road but it is now the messed up brick road.

You guessed it, I took a wrong turn with the rotary cutter and well....(made do)

Then.....I thought oh...I have a some time before Young Women's (which my girls were in charge of the joint activity between the Young Men and Young Women). So I started sewing.

and sewing.

Looking at the clock, thinking of a few more things I needed to do for the activity.

Kept looking at the clock.....and well...got the top done before I had to rush around the house and then leave.



Here is it. I quilted it after I got home. I know what you are thinking, Barb, that looks awfully narrow. Well....it is! She said her requirements were 3 feet by 5 feet. These are for wounded soldiers. These will cover the soldiers as they are being transported with IVs, monitors, etc...so they need to be narrow as to not get in the way of saving their lives.

Just need to bind it. I want to make a few more before I go. Did you see how I made it longer? I just put strips in between the messed up blocks. Worked out great. So if you have the Yellow Brick Road pattern. You get twenty 9 1/2" squares, giving you 4 across and five down. It meets the requirements for the across but not down, so I put 3 1/2 inch strips on top, in between, and on the bottom of the rows. Worked out great.

If you would like to do some for my new found friend, it would be most welcomed. I just threw that out there....no pressure, we are all busy and we all do charitable work, most times I like to keep the majority of my charitable work to myself but well....you know, if I can put a plug in for the wounded soldiers, I will. She also says that just because they have pulled out of Iraq does not mean the injuries have lessened, they have actually increased with what is going on now.

31 comments:

  1. My mom always used to say that too!!! Great work Barb... I know you will understand that I do charitable work locally.... It is our rememberance day here... it is sad that there are still wars and that these quilts are needed.. but it is wonderful there are still people to provide the quilts....
    Hugz

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  2. Fantastic post, Barb...wonderful quilt for a wonderful cause. If I could, I would love to tell all of them personally that I appreciate their service.
    (Now I'm off to look up Norwex...)

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  3. Barb: That is a great quilt. and the size is doable. I have been in a bit of a sewing slump, I have been crocheting a lot lately. This seems like a worthy cause. thanks for the inspiration.
    cathy

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  4. You have a heart of gold Barb. I know those soldiers will feel loved as they get the care they need.

    Hugs,
    Kelly

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  5. Good Girl! so wonderful of you to make a quilt for the reason you have - a very sobering thought!
    Hugs - Lurline

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  6. Lovely quilt, and I really like your design. I also would like to make one to donate, who would I send this to??

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  7. great job! Wow, you are fast. That is the nice thing about Yellow Brick Road...it is pretty forgiving if you make a mistake.

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  8. Looks fine to me! See no boo boos at all!!!

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  9. 36 x 60 should go pretty fast. I'll send one. Now, no more talk about those good tasting refreshments.

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  10. It turned out great, Barb. That is an interesting size. I had never thought of the reason for that, but it certainly makes sense.

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  11. Wow, Barb. This is great. What an amazing service!

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  12. amazing, patriotic and such a cause...we will likely be doing something soon in rwb...wink

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  13. Great idea Barb. I can use any pattern but the fabrics should be red, white, blue, Right? I'll start going through my stash. I'm sure I can make up at least one if not more. Thanks for reminding us of this need!

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  14. I know this quilt has special meaning to you since your boys have served our country as well. You have a very special heart, Barb!

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  15. That was so nice of you! The quilt looks great. One of the great things about Yellow Brick Road is that you can't really tell if you mess up. =) And you still made it to YW on time!

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  16. I know you would have enjoyed meeting this wonderful lady sooner. She will appreciate the quilts you are making and the wounded will love them.

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  17. Question Barb.... If I make a quilt top, do I need to have it quilted??? Oh and are the colors only to be red/white/blue???

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  18. Lovely quilt, Barb, good for you! I know it will be appreciated so much!

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  19. Barb the quilt looks great I can't see anything wrong with it. You have a wonderful heart, I wish I could help out but I am not doing to well right now and can't seem to get any quilting done. But I always love to see what you are doing.

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  20. Beautiful! I took the same path on my Yellow Brick Road quilt...must be the pattern. ;o)

    Our local QoV group says the same thing about the need for quilts even though they are downsizing/withdrawing troops and sadly, truth be told, there will probably always be a need for them.

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  21. Great fix on the quilt Barb. Love it.

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  22. I have a friend who makes them this size as wheelchair quilts. The skinny and long doesn't get caught up in the wheels of the chair. Quilts all sizes for all size people :) I love how people find out we are quilters and needs get met.

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  23. You are a special lady! Wonderful reason to quilt!

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  24. You are amazing . The quilt looks just lovely. Thanks for supporting our boys who have risked it all to keep us free.

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  25. Barb. you are amazing! Great quilt. It will be appreciated.

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  26. Wow came out great!!! Great reason to quilt!!

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  27. I think your quilt looks great! A wonderful way to help out.

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  28. Love the colors and so will whoever gets it. It's so thoughtful of you to make something for someone in need!

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  29. Cannot see the wrong turn on your quilt, it looks great. I have read soldiers like those R/W/B quilts the best. My stash has patriotic FQ's too and that same pattern (somewhere). Please reply to my comment and send address to where the quilts are collected. Or I could mail to you, what ever works best.
    Thanks for posting about this. I was hopping around in blogland and happened by yours, glad I saw the post.

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