Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Well, isn't that Hunky Dory?!

I've finally basted my Fat Quarterly quilt along quilt. Katy originally posted the instructions for this simple one-jelly-roll quilt last summer and I immediately wanted to make one. I'd never used a jelly roll before. As luck would have it, a quilt shop on my summer vacation had this one on sale!

Hunky Dory JR

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.

Basted Hunky Dory quilt

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!

13 comments:

Michele Pacey said...

you have a new header? where have I been? how long has it been there? it's awesome. yes I read your post (and love the extra sashing you threw in there), but then got distracted with your lovely new header!!!

Dianne said...

A lovely quilt and a lovely post. As a matter of fact YOU are lovely...Lovely, Lovely, Lovely. That's my new fave word can you tell??? Seriously now... the amount of time and energy you spend helping to support others in your community is inspirational - our KCWC team is so lucky to be fundraising and walking with you! Look out Cancer here we come!!!

felicity said...

Yummy project!!

Saphy said...

good luck with your fund-raising, your quilt looks amazing.

Live a Colorful Life said...

Beautiful quilt. I like it even better with the white sashing! Good luck on the fundraising.

Amy said...

I thought you didn't use pins to baste. Is this new for you? The quilt looks great! Best of luck fundraising! It sounds like you will be very successful!

badlandsquilts said...

Gorgeous quilt for a wonderful cause!

Canadian Kristin said...

Love that quilt and am so proud of you for the great work you are doing to kick cancer's butt! A friend of mine (36 yrs) was just diagnosed and had surgery last week for breast cancer. Seeing what you are doing just made me smile so huge... thank you for kicking cancer's butt for *my* friend, too!

Krista said...

Oh, I love how you added the sashing! This is going to be a beauty.

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

I love hunky dory and I love everything sashed and I love your random sashing too. Triple loveliness.

Barb said...

Gorgeous quilt, Krista. But even more impressive is everything you are doing to raise money for breast cancer. Thank you!

dutch sisters said...

Awesome quilt Krista! I love the white sashing strips in between. This quilt will be a big hit for sure!

ladybugquilting said...

Great Idea! White sashing is always a winner.