Friday, March 10, 2017

It Takes a Village

Cheri's quilt arrived yesterday! She also found out that her chemo will start on the 20th. I hope she felt all the love in this quilt when she opened it up!

We got a few blocks......

 Then a few more.
 And a few more. I thought I'd add the center girls and applique friends as a focal point.
 A few more blocks trickled in. ( the time frame was pretty short and that worked out well) Some time ago Karen had sent me some orphan blocks and I used some of those. The mix of pieced and applique blocks looks really good. That blue block to the right of the girls did not make the cut! That was one of my own orphan blocks.
 Karen and I sewed them together as they came in. 
There's a hole in the lower right section. I was waiting for 2 blocks to arrive. When I went to Washington we stopped by Quilters Coop in Stanwood and it so happens that JoAnn used to have a quilt shop in Temecula and she carried many of Cheri's patterns. She kindly donated the fabric for the border.

Then the 2 blocks arrived and I sewed them right in and mailed it directly to Tracey Fisher in Washington  for quilting. I grabbed some fabric before going to Randy's in Sunriver so I could get the binding made. Once she saw the border fabric and what I'd grabbed from my stash she nixed it quickly and chose a black from her stash, which looked great! I got it made while I was there and was ready as soon as the quilt got back to me. Tracey worked like lightning and I had it back in my hands before a week had even passed!!!

She did a wonderful job of quilting it.  And a block we thought may have been lost from Australia showed up so I appliqued it right on the front. I think it looks like something Cheri would do! I love it!






Karen pieced the backing and mailed that when she mailed the other blocks. 
It was so neat and even serged! I'm sure Tracey was grateful. 

These cute little saltboxes are so cute and that black binding was perfect!

Topped off with a label and in the mail 2 days after I received it back from Tracey.

It couldn't have been more of a group effort and I thank you all for being 
a part of this love and healing quilt for Cheri.




33 comments:

  1. Wonderful! Such a happy quilt to lift one's spirits. I'm sure it will be loved forever.

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  2. You are a get it done kind of gal! The whole process went well and such a good ending. Cheri showed the quilt on the Facebook page and she loves it.

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  3. A very beautiful abd touching present ! Fingers crossed for her. ...

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  4. What a special quilt! It will mean a lot to her.

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  5. It turned out so nice. I'm glad I was a part of it. Hugs

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  6. So wonderful, so beautiful -- the quilt AND the process!

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  7. Lori, I think it turned out amazing. I love it.

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  8. What a special gift of love. I am sending prayers to Cheri.

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  9. I absolutely love every square inch of my quilt! I haven't stopped looking at the blocks over and over again. Thank you to all whom hands went into the making of my quilt....it couldn't be more perfect! Cheri xx

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  10. This is adorable! I especially love you Friends block with the little dolls below. I hope it bring strength to our dear Cheri, who we may not know in person but we love and admire through her quilts and internet presence. Thanks to you Lori, and Karen, Tracey for your efforts. Great result! PS that saltbox backing is so cute and a perfect choice.

    love

    lizzy

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  11. This quilt makes me so happy....thank you sweet Lori and Karen for getting it all together, and I love it that you included my block too! HUGS!!

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  12. It was a pleasure to quilt. oxox to all that helped make this a whole.

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  13. You, my friend, are an amazing friend and person. Thank you for organizing it and so happy I could make a block for Cherish friendship quilt.

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  14. Just wonderful!!
    Kudos to you and Karen for making this happen--and to all who participated!

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  15. I wish I could have made a block. My village has been running in circles trying to get all my Quilt Show Quilts ready. Grateful to know she got the Quilt and loves it.

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  16. Wonderful gift of love! A quilt is the warmest hug a friend could receive! My prayers for Cheri's complete recovery !

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  17. Cheri's quilt turned out beautiful! Thank you so much Lori and Karen for organizing this, and everyone who sent blocks. Amazing how well they all went together! Thank you to Tracey for quilting and JoAnn for the border fabric too. I was so blessed to be part of this wonderful gift!

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  18. What a delightfully prim quilt for our dear sweet prim friend, Cheri. I'm sure she will feel the love in each and every block. So happy to have played a small part in this friendship quilt and thankful that my block arrived in the nic of time. Love how you appliqued it to the top.. thanks Lori :)).. hugs, Marian

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  19. What an absolutely lovely, lovely gift/tribute. It made me cry. You are all wonderful friends and ladies to do something so special. Great job.

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  20. You did a fabulous job putting it all together. Thank you. What a special quilt for a very special person!

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  21. I too had wet eyes as I read your post. What an effort and what a fantastic result. We are all cheering Cheri on but how wonderful for her to have something in her hand proving that.

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  22. What an awesome gift of encouragement.

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  23. I forgot all about it, wanted to participate but my brain goes on hold and I Forget things, guess I need to write them down.
    The girls did such a wonderful job on the blocks and you all did a beautiful job on finishing it, and I know she will feel the warmth and love when she cuddles up with it.

    Debbie

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  24. That is just awesome. Love that appliqued block on the front so much! It's oh so humble.:)

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  25. what a beautiful gift of friendship! I hope it brings her comfort as well as joy!

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  26. Congrats to you, Lori, Karen, Tracey and JoAnn. The quilt turned out perfectly prim just the way Cheri would make it, I'm sure she feels all the love that is stitched into it and I am so happy to have been able to join in.

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  27. What a wonderful quilt made with love. Good job on the quilting Tracey.

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  28. Absolute gorgeous perfection! :-)

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  29. A wonderful thing you have done Lori. You are a great friend for anyone to have! :-)

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  30. What a truly beautiful use of quilting talent, time, and resources. Brava! (Love the appliquéd block on the front!)

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  31. What a gorgeous quilt, made by fabulous and generous quilters for a special person...fantastic!

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  32. You all did a fabulous job! the blocks are just precious! I didn't realize I was supposed to sign my block. Oops.
    What a great project and hopefully will help her heal back to normal and get through the chemo!
    Thanks, Lori!

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  33. That's a super quilt and what a wonderful thing to do. The appliquéd block on the corner is the cherry on top!

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