Monday, March 15, 2010

A lovely pick me up

G'day all!

I've been participating in various of the Old Red Barn Co quiltalongs.

A while ago, they started putting together squares to make some quilts to raise funds for breast cancer research and awareness.

Well, there were a few quilts made. Quite a few. And last week, I got a box of cereal from Canada:

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(Very glad that quarantine let the box in - they can get funny about ex-food boxes).

Odd, very odd I thought - who is sending me cereal from Canada? All duct-taped up?

So I opened the box and out slid:

bcq_inside

That's awfully chewy cereal - lots of fibre in that lot! Or maybe, just maybe, it is a quilt!

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Isn't it lovely? Lots of people put a lot of effort into making these squares and then Marianne from the quiltalong put it all together to create a quilt (and that is the hardest part of making a quilt as far as I am concerned!).

There were some extra bits and bobs, like a pillow case, two little lavender sachets, a hand-made card and some extra material (which I forgot to take a pic of, sorry!)

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Love the little detail on the pillowcase - my Singer can do stuff like that but I don't think my Janome can. (We are trying to find out if the Singer can be swapped to 240V or if we have to run it off a transformer. It can do some niftier stuff than the Janome.)

See the backing of the quilt? Very bright and chirpy - just what I need :-)
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I love the quilting too - lots of swirly circles and if anyone tells you that is a love heart, I will tell you it is the tip of a devil's tail!

So the quilt arrived at a very good time last week - it was cold and miserable and I put it on my lap and was warm and had warm fuzzies inside. This week I need some warm fuzzies but it is Too Warm to put the quilt on my lap, so I just admire it instead.

To everyone (non-inclusive list) who worked on this quilt or any of the others, heart-felt thanks. It is so very nice to think that people will do such things for people they don't know and have never met. I really appreciate all your hard work.

I will pay it forward by knitting some chemo caps, some nice ones, some hairy ones, ones for boofheads like mine (I couldn't get the ones on in the chemo unit - they were all too small or too tightly cast off!).

anon!

5 comments:

  1. How wonderful, I hope it is really really cold soon, so you can have warm fuzzy quilt time!!

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  2. ooh - what a beautiful surprise!

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  3. Gorgeous. Sure to come in handy in the coming Winter weather...not that you can tell right now!!

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  4. How lovely, whatever way you look at it. Lots of warm fuzzies for you.

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  5. What a lovely quilt. Hope you are doing ok.

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