Saturday, May 5, 2012

Emily Bailey, Teacher and Happy Chemo Quilts



Happy Chemo
If you were at last year’s Quilt Walk you may have seen me sewing and collecting blocks for Happy Chemo.  Well, I’m at it again.  If you read my blog, Emsscrapbag.blogspot.com you will have seen the quiltometer, the way I measure the amount of quilts I’ve collected.  Last year I set a lofty goal.  Some may say I’m overzealous.  But cancer sucks!  And I want to do something to make it a little better for those in the throes of it.  So if you can help me help them I would really appreciate it.  Please bring a quilty hug to this year’s Quilt Walk.  I’m looking for lap size (45” square to 60”x72” children’s and adult’s styles) Thank you to all those who have helped so far.  I know your quilts have made a difference.





Playing It Retro
Playing it Retro came to be when my sister, Julie Comstock, owner and designer of Cosmo Cricket, asked me to sew a quilt for Spring Market with her first line for Moda, Circa 1934.  Julie is a very talented designer but she doesn’t quilt.  So I helped her out.  I enjoyed working with her line.  Repeating the circles found in many of the fabrics I came up with Playing it Retro.  Who knew that helping my sister would land me, or rather my quilt on the cover of McCall’s Quick Quilts.  Wow, I’m still in shock!





Kaleidoscope
I love scrap quilts!  The interest created with all the different fabrics really appeals to me.  It’s probably a good thing as I seem to have an over abundance of scraps.  I had recently purchased a 45* wedge ruler after seeing  some blocks made with it on Stephanie’s blog, http://www.designsbyloftcreations.com/.  I started playing with the ruler and my scraps along with a few ideas I’d seen on line and in books.  Before I knew it Kaleidoscope was born.   



Lets Go Dutch 

this is such a fun quilt Emily didn't say anything about this one but it looks like it would be quick and fun to make.  You know you can't have too much fun.  

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