Tuesday, March 20, 2018

A Finish and A Giveaway

I have a new finish to share.  I am so proud of this one.


Yellow and Gray

Not because this was a difficult pattern, but because these are not my favorite colors.

Green Binding for Brightness

Once upon a time, long ago, when I was just dipping my toes into quilting and patchwork, I noticed yellow and gray quilts everywhere (not my favorite colors).  It was a modern movement (and I wanted to belong).

Lap Size


I bought two FQ bundles - Gray Matters Mixed and Gray Matters Yellow. I fell in love with this Orange quilt from Cluck Cluck Sew.  I cut the fabric and even came up with a cutting diagram for fat quarters to minimize waste.

Thank you Rekha

Walking Foot Quilting

This quilt is like sunshine peeking through grey clouds and I will be sharing with all my favorite linky parties (see sidebar for full list).


Paul - This is nice. What is the name of this one?
Me: I have decided to call it Axel.
Paul: Who is Axel?
Me: A super-hero.
Paul: A super-hero? I know all the super-heroes.
Me: Aha. He is new to the scene.

So who is Axel?
Axel is Amy's little boy, who blogs at AmyScrapSpot. Axel is the sunshine boy who is just under four months old and he continues to shine through the grey clouds.

So that Axel can continue to fight and shine, I need your help. This brings me to the giveaway.
The purpose of this giveaway is to encourage you to donate to Axel's GoFundMe page so that he can have the sunny future that so many of us take for granted.

Everyone who makes a $10 donation will be entered to win one the following prizes. If you make a $20 donation, you get two entries. Similarly, a $30 donation qualifies you for three entries, and so on. You get it. Here are the prizes.

1. A pattern of your choice from Jeni Baker of In Color Order (1 prize)
2. A pattern of your choice from Kelly Young of My Quilt Infatuation (2 prizes)
3. A pattern of your choice from Erica Jackman of Kitchen Table Quilting (1 prize)
4. A copy of the Blue Skies/Sunny Days pattern from Sandra walker of MMMQuilts (1 prize)
5. A gift card for $20 from Bernie Kringle's Etsy shop - Needle and Foot (1 prize)
6. A pattern of your choice from Cynthia Brunz Designs of Quilting is More Fun than Housework (3 prizes)
7. A charm pack (5 prizes - Four Lily & Loom, One Sunny Days)
5 charm packs

8. A Moda Jelly Roll (2 prizes - Color Theory and Rustic Weave)
2 Jelly Rolls

9. Small Fat Quarter Bundle (2 prizes - 9 FQs in each bundle)
Moda Paradiso - 9 FQs

Magic - 9 FQs

10. Medium Fat Quarter Bundle by Michael Miller (1 prize - 14 FQs)
Michael Miller FQ Bundle - 14 FQs

11. Large Fat Quarter Bundle (1 prize - Assorted 24 FQs)
All the colors - 24 FQs

If you are quilter/blogger, you get an extra entry for sharing a link to Axel's GoFundMe page on your blog.

If you have already donated, you will be entered into the giveaway.  If you want to donate but do not wish to be entered into the giveaway, I understand.

Most importantly, I am so thankful to Sandra, Bernie, Jeni, Kelly, Erica and Cynthia who have generously sponsored the prizes.

Me: The superhero Axel needs you to dispel the darkness.
Paul: Really? I get to dispel the darkness?
Me: Yes, and be a super-hero too.
Paul: Consider it done, babe!!!

Paul donated to Axel's cause and I am so proud of him. But we still have ways to go.
Are you in? The giveaway closes on Easter Sunday, April 1.
The giveaway is closed.


  1. You are AWESOME! I do love the quilt. It came out just beautiful. I sincerely hope your efforts are well rewarded. With a story like this, the GoFundMe account should already be double the small amount that was requested. Quilters can make magic happen!

  2. Preeti, What a generous giveaway!!! You have such a kind heart. This little guy is definitely in for a rough road and no child (or mom and dad) deserve that. It is awesome to see the community rally to help them financially. I am happy to contribute both to the GFM campaign and your promotion of it.
    Also, I LOVE the quilt. It is really pretty and the analogy you created with the clouds and sunshine is lovely. You are a very good writer.

  3. Your quilt came out beautifully - and I love the reason you named it. THanks for letting us know aout this little guy

  4. Your gray and yellow quilt is beautiful! Great job, esp. considering that's not your fav color combo.
    It's amazing how quickly funds add up at just $10/donation. I'm going to Axel's GFM page right now!

  5. Love the quilt, and the cause. Just went to GFM and donated $10., every little bit helps I hope.
    I don't have a blog, but my email is: mdsmje@hotmail.com

  6. LOOK at you go girl! When you first talked to me, it was me and Bernie... and NOW! YAY! Angel spreading her eternal love over Axel through you. :-)

    1. Oops forgot to say I love your quilt too! That backing is such a burst of you!

  7. This is an awesome quilt. The grey and yellow are wonderful together. That backing fabric is amazing.

  8. What a beautiful quilt and what a fantastic giveaway you've put together. I donated before you posted this - but you don't need to put me in the giveaway pool. I hope your efforts and those of others who are sharing Axel's story help raise LOTS of money for his family's needs.

  9. A beautiful finish for such a good cause.

  10. A beautiful quilt Preeti, I love the yellow and grey, not grellow, because that is just one colour and there are many different yellows in this. Generous of you too and I hope the fund goes well.

  11. Beautiful quilt! Love the pop of green binding.

  12. I love that you are doing this for Axel! And I always enjoy your little dialogues with Paul. :-)

  13. I think your quilt is gorgeous. I love the sunny rays of yellow against the grey. I really love the combination. You are pretty amazing and that shouldn't go without being said!

  14. Your quilt is fabulous, I still love yellow and grey and have been thinking of doing another but just haven't hit on the right pattern. You might have given me an idea;)

  15. Thanks for sharing this Preeti. As for the quilt...I love how you brightened up the backing.

  16. Very pretty quilt, both with colors and fabrics!

  17. Axel is a super hero and you are a great cheerleader!!

  18. I love your quilt, it's bright and happy, and the binding and backing are perfect. And, I second what The Joyful Quilter said.

  19. So wonderful of you to sponsor a giveaway that will help little super Axel. Love your quilt.

  20. That is a beautiful quilt! It's funny that you aren't excited by the colors, because I absolutely love them. I have made a lot of yellow/grey quilts and I could easily make more! And how sweet of you to help your friend out. xoxo

  21. Preeti, I love your analogy of the grey and yellow quilt looking like sunshine peeking through the clouds. What a fun thought.
    You are an angel here on earth - I hope you reach a lot of people for little Axel.

  22. What a beautiful quilt! I remember the yellow and grey.....I have a bag that I made with those colors!

  23. Preeti, such a wonderful idea to post about Axel's Go Fund Me page. I've known Amy for a while through blogging and her pregnancy with Axel. She is an awesomely strong woman! Axel carries her strength too! I have donated through your link and thanks for letting us know!