Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Don't Forget To Give Back


I do have to say I believe there is something to karma and finding that balance between good and evil/bad.  Hey, sometimes you get what you give and I try to always have this in the back of my head, so that I'm giving more good than bad.  One of my and Jen's (my daughter) favorite TV shows is My Name is  Earl.  You know the one about the guy with the list always trying to make up for the bad things he's done.  I'd like to think I don't have a list per-say, but I sure as heck do not want to have to make one.  I'd rather just stay on karma's good side.

This past week, our family had what could have been a very tragic event happen, but luckily, all is well.  Everyone is healthy and happy.  But it makes me think of Kat over at Kat and Cat Quilts and her charity Coverd In Love.  Kat tries to provide quilts to families that have suffered loss at the hospital she works at.  Our crazy roller coaster reminded me, that I had not participated in donating blocks to Kat for a few months and maybe it was time to whip some up.  What better way to show karma, I appreciated the thumbs up news.

This month, Kat is asking for disappearing 9 patch blocks in black and white prints, with a center accent block of lime green, bright yellow or Caribbean blue.  Now for a quilting confession.  In all my years of quilting I had never made one of these super easy blocks.  I did a quick fabric pull from my stash (and found my blacks and whites have shrank) and decided to get to work.


I cut squares.  Then I carefully sewed them all together....so...I could cut them up again, and sew them back together.


I wish I had more of the black and white print so that I could send more than three, but I did not.  But three is better than zero and hopefully I can participate again next month.  If you have a few extra minutes to spare, hop over and check out Kat's blog and consider sending a few of these simple blocks.  There is still plenty of time this month.


And I couldn't close this post without sharing these beautiful heart blocks.  These blocks were made by my guild's president, Barbara, to send to the Orlando MQG to help with their Pulse quilt drive.  I had hoped to ship my finished quilt as well, but I still have a bit more quilting to do, so these blocks traveled without it.  I still have till September 15th to send the quilt.  That's practically years in quilter terms.  As soon as I get my tensions issues resolved, I'll be right back on it.


Today I'm linking up with Let's Bee Social.

12 comments:

lalaluu said...

Agree that the 9-patch blocks for Kat are simply easy and fun! I've already sent mine on. As for the Pulse quilt for the OMQG, I have finished quilting mine and just got the binding on. Hand-stitching it down at guild meeting tonight, and possibly beyond that since it's a bit large. Just keep quilting; it'll come together and you'll get it in the mail on time, I just know it!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

I am so glad to hear that everything turned out OK for you and your family, but you got me worried for you! I definitely agree that staying on the good side of karma is a good life plan, and I think it is awesome that you made so much to give to others.

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Lovin' those black and white 9 patch. That touch of color in the center block is really nice. I've never done a disappearing 9 patch but I sure like this version. I just might have to do one right after I get unpacked from my shop hop trip. Karen at Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats

Lisa J. said...

Wow Tish: I'm sorry that your family had to experience an event that could have been tragic. I'm thankful that you are all well. Making things for others is a great way to use our quilting skills and pass on love and good karma.

Louise said...

So glad to hear that your family is doing well and was missed by bad luck! I was also only able to send a couple blocks to Kat this month, but I know she'll have enough for several really cool quilts. Your blocks look terrific!

Sharon Denney Parcel said...

The disappearing 9 patch is a great block, I use it for my Project Linus quilts a lot. Really like the black with the pop of color in the middle! Glad to hear all is well with your family...life can change on a dime.

Rachel said...

Glad you're okay! I haven't made a disappearing nine-patch yet either, but I did see a layout recently that has me thinking about it. Lovely blocks!

Marlene said...

Glad you are all ok. Kat does a wonderful job with coordinating Covered with Love quilts. Love the blocks you have made.

Stitchin At Home said...

Glad everything is okay. The disappearing four patch is a great block.

Sue said...

Love your blocks. You're definitely working hard to stay on the right side of the karma balance. I'm so glad to hear everything turned out well.

the zen quilter said...

I would love to participate - although I wouldn't say I have a few spare minutes. But I'll make time for this worthy cause. It really feels good to do something like this. I've never made a disappearing nine patch, either, so this should be fun...(BTW, did you get the message that I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog award? Today's blog is just one of the reasons I did! )

Paige said...

I just love black and white with a pop of color! Glad all is well with you!

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