The original quilt design has all of the squares sewn together. I wanted the quilt to be a bit bigger, so I added 1 1/2" sashing strips of Kona Snow between all of the rows. Each row also has 3 vertical sashing strips place randomly in the row.
I'll be using this quilt to raise funds for my Weekend to End Women's Cancers team (see my sidebar). We're called Kickin' Cancer with Creativity, so it only seems fitting to raffle off a quilt! There has been a second quilt donated by a friend's MIL, we've got a summer adventure weekend in Whistler, BC and a gorgeous sterling silver bracelet for the raffle as well. Our final fund raising party is this Friday night at a local pub. It is really great that several local pubs offer 'beer & burger' nights for charities allowing us to make $10 on each dinner sold.
Last year when my SIL and I completed the 60 km walk (read about my weekend here), I was determined to form a team for next summer and set a goal of finding 8 more women to join us for a team of 10. I am very proud to share that we are now 16 strong and already we've raised over $30,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation.
If you've been visiting Poppyprint for a while, you know that three of my friends were diagnosed with breast cancer in the past 12 months. Two of those cases were discovered through routine mammogram. We are very fortunate in BC to have one of the very best screening programs in the country. My friends will survive cancer, and thrive, as a result. One of these remarkable women is a team member and will walk with us in August.
But first. That quilt needs quilting!