Thursday, February 9, 2017

Underwater Missouri Star Quilt (and scrap giveaway)

So we have kind of had a crazy week.  If you follow me on Instagram you might have already seen the craziness, but yesterday my daughter's school called to tell me that she had passed out at school and they had called an ambulance.

Then I panicked a little bit.

I rushed over to the school and found my very pale daughter being examined by paramedics.  I followed the ambulance over to the emergency room and after several hours of evaluation and tests, and despite not having any significant symptoms, an x-ray revealed that she has pneumonia.

She is home with me for the rest of the week while the antibiotics do their job, so I enlisted her to take a few quilt photos.  I know these photos aren't the best, just remember that those little feet in the photo belong to a little girl who has pneumonia and whose mom is making her take quilt photos.
Underwater Missouri Star Quilt
I made this quilt with the fabrics that came in the Culcita box.  I had left them out on my shelf and they were calling to me.
Underwater Missouri Star Quilt
The block is the Missouri Star block.  I saw it on Pinterest this weekend and thought it would be a great fit for the fabric.
Underwater Missouri Star Quilt
The binding is scrappy and I used chunky, Perle cotton stitches to attach it to the back of the quilt.  I have started finishing all of my bindings this way because it feels more secure, I enjoy it, and I think it gives the quilt a nice personal touch.  The backing is Kona Navy. I don't usually back quilts with solid fabric, but I thought it went well with the scrappy binding.
Underwater Missouri Star Quilt
I have a few inches of each print left, is anyone interested?  I am continuing my quest to not be overrun with scraps, so I am happy to pass them on.  If you are interested, just leave a comment on this post and I will choose a winner this weekend.

The winner of the giveaway is Kathy E.  I will email you for your mailing address. 

Fabric: Underwater by Elizabeth Olsen
Finished size: 52" x 52"
Backing: Kona Navy

72 comments :

Laura said...

I'm on an opposite quest - I want all the scraps! :)

I hope your daughter feels better!

Pat said...

Hope your daughter recovers quickly. I like your quilt and that is an attractive way to finish the binding. No scraps for me!! I'm overrun with them.

Jenny said...

Love this, and the navy worked out perfectly, I think, to show off the grid quilting. I'm entering the scrap giveaway for my local friend, Mary, who doesn't have the budget for all the new and fresh fabric. Thanks!!

Paula said...

what a BEAUTIFUL quilt! well, I find it hard to say no to such yummy scraps! xx

Michele T said...

Thank goodness it was something treatable... these things can put so much fear in parents!! I would love your beautiful scraps... I don't have anything like it!!

Andrea York said...

Thank goodness she is ok-pneumonia is no fun but she'll be better soon. I'd love some scraps-your quilt is lovely.

Crafty Coffin said...

Your poor daughter! I hope she is feeling well very soon, but I recently read an article that said it can take (adults) 3 months to completely recover from pneumonia (boo!) so don't be surprised if it takes awhile to get back to 100%. Luckily kids are more resilient!

Kathy E. said...

Blessings to your daughter for a quick recovery! What a scare it must have been to get that call! Loving that fabric and know it would look great with my current scraps to make a scrappy rail quilt. Send 'em here!

Karen said...

I'll take any and all scraps!

Robby H. said...

I had almost that exact same experience when I was in junior high. So embarrassing! But, the antibiotics turned the tide fairly quickly. Hope your daughter's experience is the same, minus the embarrassing part.

MaryAnn Guappone said...

I would love your scraps...I have been doing more with blue lately. Hoping your daughter feels better soon.

Myrna said...

Poor kiddo!
I and 3 of my friends have had pneumonia this winter. It's going around like crazy this season and is no fun. Hope she's better soon!

Quilting Tangent said...

I love scrappy quilts. Your scraps are pretty. 24Tangent@gmail.com

dispack said...

Oh yeah, I LOVE scraps! Thanks for the chance! Great quilt you've made there, for sure!

Material Girl said...

Love your quilt and yourbinding looks great! What a good idea!

Lee said...

Beautiful quilt!! Thank you for the scrap giveaway!!

Joyce Carter said...

I hope your daughter gets well quickly. It must have been a very scary time for her.I would love to have the scraps. Thank you for the chance.

Quilting Babcia said...

Hope your little one is better soon! I'm always happy to adopt any and all scraps for our quilt ministry group. Mt hanks for offering them.

EmileeHope said...

Such a lovely quilt! Sorry you had a scare with your daughter and glad it turned out to be something that meds and rest will fix! I would love the scraps!

Vicki H said...

I love scraps. That had to be a scary drive to the school not knowing what was wrong with your daughter. Glad she will be well soon.

Sarah said...

I would LOVE your scraps! I don't have much of a stash yet. Your poor little girl! Hope she feels better soon. sarah@forrussia.org

Lisa M. Garrett - Bryan said...

My prayers are with your little girl as she recovers. Also with you on the worry level.

Hope to win your scrap stash. I think the choice of kona was great for the backing.

Ali news said...

Yes...need scraps..beginning quilter always looking for inspiration. Enjoy the time with your daughter.

Maria said...

I'm happy to adopt some scraps anytime!

Susan said...

Pneumonia can be scary. Hope your daughter feels better soon!

Mrs Quinn said...

Me me! Love this color palette. Hope your daughter is feeling better!

Mrs Quinn said...

Me me! Love this color palette. Hope your daughter is feeling better!

Allison said...

Sorry you've had a rough week! Beautiful job on the quilt.

Amy DeCesare said...

Lots of pneumonia going around! Take care! You made a brilliant quilt with these lovely fabrics. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing the link. Even if I don't get the scraps, I'm winning here!

Maroesja said...

I hope your daughter gets well soon!

You made a lovely quilt. I in the mid of organising my fabrics, those I don't like anymore will go to my sons school, where they will have a big art project/week. Now I have an excuse to add new nice fabrics ;)

Teresa @ Aurea's Kitchen said...

That whale tails are gorgeous!!! Hope your daughter will be fine in a few days.

Rita said...

Hope your daughter is feeling better and she is a great quilt holder. Your quilt is gorgeous and I love the quilting. As far as scraps they make great small projects. I have been making a few with half square triangles that I have cut off strips. The blocks are as small as 1 1/2 inch and 52 plus blocks. No waste!

weddingdressblue said...

Pneumonia...UGH! I experienced that a few years ago and wouldn't wish it on anyone ever. But, your scraps are on my wish list. Thank you for the chance.

Amy said...

It's amazing how resilient the young are. You had no idea your daughter had pneumonia, until a terrifying school call. My son was the same way. We had no idea he was sick unless one of us touched his head for some reason other than temperature checking. We learned to check when he stopped talking... And I'd love your scraps. They would fit right into a BOW I'm following.

Rebecca Huss said...

I'd love to house your scraps! I'm working on my scrap bee blocks and and love the idea of extra scraps...because I'm NOT going to cut into yardage for a scrap project!!!

Therese said...

Love quilts with blue! Will pray your daughter recovers quickly. My friend and I use lots of scraps! Thanks!

lalaluu said...

I love incorporating scraps into everything. Plus I do some charity sewing where I love to steal from my stash to round out the kits provided by my sewing guild. Having random scraps just makes it easier to find something that works!

Angie&Gary Short said...

Hope your daughter feels better. You made such a nice quilt. Scrap fabric is always useful. Good luck everyone!!

Gill said...

I hope your daughter is feeling better - pneumonia is scary!
I love scraps!

Mindy said...

Not sure if you want to ship to Canada, but I would love those scraps! I am new to quilting (I have made two so far) and have such grand plans for future quilts.

Elizabeth said...

I love the colours of the quilt. The fabric is gorgeous.

Aubrey said...

Beautiful quilt! I hope your daughter feels better!

Janna Saeger said...

Hope your daughter gets well soon. I would love to take your scraps!

Tina Jeo said...

Get well soon! I am looking for blues! Thank you. Love your Missouri Star quilt. tljeo at yahoo dot com

Gloria Cotten said...

i hope your daughter is feeling better quickly! She is a good sport to be a quilt holder as she is recovering! I love scraps, so count me in! cotten.gloria@gmail.com

skippie said...

Hope your daughter is feeling better. Absolutely love your quilt, more so because you have scraps left. Please put my name in the hat for the scraps as I love scraps.
Many thanks.

Kirsten said...

Hoping your daughter is better soon - love how you have used these beautiful fabrics!

Allison CB said...

Hope your daughter is doing much better!!!

Marie said...

Poor baby! And poor mommy! I would love to have your scraps as I have been on a extreme fabric diet for some time now. Great quilt too!
Marie mcmsagers AT com cast DOT net

Ioleen Kimmel said...

Love this quilt. Sending get well wishes to your daughter.

barbara woods bewtjw@gmail.com said...

I have a grandson with it, he was coughing up blood, very scary for my daughtet

Mojakz5 said...

So glad your daughter is on the mend! Nothing like an emergency at school to shake us up a bit!
Scraps would find a happy home at my place. Just sayin! :0)
Blessings to you all!

Havplenty said...

Pneumonia is a sneaky little bugger. You cannot know you have it until it makes you feel bad enough to go to a hospital. Cheers to her being a helper and I hope she gets better real soon.

Someone who doesn't wanna accumulate scraps. My hat is off to you. But I love to play with other's scraps. Especially the ones that made such a pretty quilt.

tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

stitchinpenny said...

Love the whale tail fabric. BTW if they didn't tell you for a while after the symptoms go away you need to keep her hydrated. I had a doctor suggest that I be aware of fluid intake for a year. Probably overkill, but hydration will be important.

Molly Campbell said...

I hope your daughter feels better! Those scraps are so cute, I'm sure I could find a use for them :)

Teeeeeena said...

Are you kidding me? You want to give away those yummy fabric scraps? Those are beautiful and so are your quilt. What a scare but sure am glad she is ok.

Deb E said...

I am proud to say I am a SCRAPPY QUILTER - and would LOVE your scraps!
Hope your baby is feeling better...antibiotics start working pretty quickly, thank heaven! Thanks for the opportunity to win! Deb E

OhioLori said...

Prayers for your Kiddo...& Hugs to you too!

Love your Quilt!! & Yes!! am definitely interested in your Scraps!! :)

Thank you for chance to win them! :D

aimymichelle said...

I'd love scraps

Jen said...

Lovely quilt - kids are amazing - sometimes you can not tell that they are sick at all. I'd love the scraps for some EPP sewing! Get well soon :)

Heather said...

These are the exact colors I am using for a trip around the world quilt. I would love them!!! Thanks for the chance! I hope your daughter is better soon! heather (dot) nevits (at) gmail (dot) com

Eydie Campbell said...

OoooooH! I would love to win the scraps for some patched pillows at the cottage. :)

mangozz said...

Hoping your daughter recovers soon. I love playing with other people's scraps.

Sue Payne said...

I would love to use the scraps in the prayer quilts I make for my church's ministry.

Sheila said...

First off I hope your daughter recovers quickly, that must have been quite the scare. I love scraps and have nothing in my stash even remotely like them so would be happy to win . Thanks for the chance. Oh your quilt is beautiful too 😊

WalkingWithFeathers said...

Blessings on your mama heart and the health of your little one! Thanks for your generosity!

Esther Dunn said...

Lovely Quilt and Lovely Scraps (I know just what to do with them)!...hope your daughter is feeling better.
g.dunn@shaw.ca

cottonpaperflowers said...

Love the quilt and the fabric. Thank you for this giveaway. Wishing your daugther well. Such a scary call to get as a mother.
cottonpaperflowers at gmail dot com

pajtr said...

Wonderful quilt! I'd love the scraps, too!... The scraps would be perfect for the quilt I'm planning/gathering fabrics for right now!
Get well soon wishes for your daughter's rapid recovery!!!
Pat T.

Janice Holton said...

I found you on Crazy Mom Quilts. I think I am using a pattern you designed for my daughter's quilt! I am a scrap lover and would be thrilled to get some scrappy happy mail!

Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

Oh poor girl, I hope she feels better really soon, and in the meantime she has a gorgeous quilt to snuggle under

Karen N said...

Pretty pattern! Hope she feels better!

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