Friday, December 28, 2012


THE Quilt is officially done! 

It measures 102" x 102".  I took this picture leaning off the top of the staircase. 
King size with wool blend batting.  Hand quilted over an eternity.  I think I started this quilt in 2006 (but don't hold me to that...I'm really not sure!)

A bit closer.  Just standing on a chair to get this picture.  The big print setting blocks were inspired by some Kaffe Fassett quilts.

Without a flash trying to show quilting detail. 
Washed and dried it this morning while holding my breath.  I tend to get a little nervous when a big project goes in for a dunk.  Batting pulled up just a bit giving some definition to the quilting. 

This quilt was made for my Dad to fit his king size bed and satisfy his long-standing love for the color orange.  After much prayer and soul-searching I know that this quilt is no longer for Dad.  It is destined for another mission.

My heart has been breaking lately for communities around the world that do not have access to clean drinking water.  It's hard for my brain to even wrap around this concept having lived my entire life with clean running water available in my home.  I've never even had to walk outside to get it!  There are places where people walk miles each day with jugs to get water for their family.  Guess what?--many times the water that they are gathering isn't even clean. 

So with all that in mind, this quilt will be raffled in an attempt to raise money for a well in Africa.  I'm working on the details of that and will share them soon.  If you would like to stay abreast of this project please sign up for the email notification in the sidebar.

I'd like to give this quilt a catchy name.  Any ideas??  Please share them.

Many blessings to You.

"Love your neighbor as yourself." 
Luke 10: 27


  1. Oh, Pam, it's just gorgeous! How about a name like "Water Into Wine" or something like that? I don't know - I'm not very good at names, and you are (in evidence I submit Jolene!) I'm sure you'll come up with something great!

    Whoop whoop whoop!!!!!!!

  2. "Living Water" popped into my head! What an enormous heart you have! It's a beautiful quilt and I know your sacrifice and hope will be honored!

  3. The quilt is lovely, and it is going to such a wonderful cause. I you the very best of luck with the raffle. May it bring water to many. If this was suppose to be for your dad, does that mean you have another project in mind.

  4. Wow! It is absolutely gorgeous. Well done (no pun intended). I love the idea of raffling it off, too.

  5. This quilt, the love put into it, and the kind heart who made it could mean life to many. Bless you.

  6. It's beautiful and filled with love.

  7. It is gorgeous! Love the quilting! Thanks for linking up and showing us your quilt!

  8. That quilt is simply gorgeous ... and will be a huge blessing! Not only to the person who will use it to keep warm but also to those who will benefit from the well.

  9. Hi, Pam, I'm annie40 on your Project40 site on Ravelry, and I've just been reading some of your past posts about quilt advice and laughing at the fact that the more scraps I use, the more scraps I have. I think you said something very like that.

    I hope you can raise a boatload of money for a well or more in places where women and children have to spend hours carrying water before they can begin anything else.

    Blessings to you, as well.