ALS Association’s Hopes & Dreams Quilt Challenge

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Well. Here is my humble contribution to the ALS Association’s Hopes & Dreams Quilt Challenge. I chose the friendship star block pattern, using navy and mint Moda and Kaufmann cottons on a Kona white background. 
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Donated quilts will be given to an ALS patient, used to raise awareness, or used to raise funds for Lou Gehrig’s Disease/ALS research by being photographed, displayed, auctioned, or raffled.

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The guild I belong to hopes to break last year’s contribution of over 65 quilts!als2015-3

Counting my blessings. Have a good week! – – Joanne

Upcycled Jean Quilt and This & That

First, This & That:

So much crammed into one month.  Are your weekends busy, too? LOL . . . We are all so very proud of our son-in-law on his recent graduation. I marvel at those who balance their lives with work, raising a family, keeping house, the reserves AND complete university.  

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We celebrated our daughter’s and sister’s birthdays at a fav Mexican restaurant. The waiters presented my sister with a flan dessert and my daughter a shot of tequila. 🙂   #agediscrimination?  

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On a recent Saturday, I tagged along to a modern quilt club meeting with friends. Some amazing quilts were collected for the ALS Foundation. Very cool . . .  

 

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And now, on to the Upcycled Jean Quilt:

I’m stoked. I just completed my second quilt; a lap quilt for my grandson. Keeping to a simple pattern, I reused old jeans and added patriotic fabrics. I wanted to make a “boy” quilt for him to use on a cold winter evening while snuggling on the sofa.

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I’m still in the learning phase. Made plenty of mistakes.

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I learned that all jeans are not created equal; especially stretch denim. 😉  Who knew?

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I am fascinated by modern quilts. Getting ready to start my third quilt project. 🙂

Have a good week! – – Joanne