The next two blocks are extra special to me. Traci, who made these blocks, is a year younger than I am and went to my high school. We didn't know each other well, but have both become creative inspiration for each other via pinterest. I was so excited when I saw her email saying she would help me out with this quilt, that I ran and asked my husband (who also went to our high school), "Matt, do you remember Traci that went to school with us?" Knowing darn well what his response would be, he said, "Of course I remember her! She was the cute little blond that all the guys had a crush on!" I brought that one on myself!
Traci, thanks so much for helping. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your best friend and your husband's Grandma and I hope I didn't embarrass you too much. :)
Traci's friend Erin made this lovely block. I love every single print you used, Erin! Thank you.
Marsha of Marsha's Spot sent this strong block. This will be a great addition to the quilt. Thank you Marsha.
Marsha, I am sorry I missed this note earlier. Thank you for making this block in honor of your Dad!
Mandy sent in this adorable block. I love the blue/green flower print. Thanks so much, Mandy!
Charlotte of LawsonandLotti sent three incredible blocks. I love the ice cream cones...
...and of course I love the swimmers, since I was one....
...and for the finale.... The cutest block I have ever seen!!!!! Lavendar represents cancer and Charlotte has made a lavendar ribbon block for the back of the quilt. This is just incredible, Charlotte. I didn't think this quilt could get much cooler, but you just put the icing on the cake. Good work and THANK YOU!!!
Since I haven't sewn all the blocks together, I can't hold the quilt up yet and I am running out of places to display all the blocks together. The dining room table is too small now and so is the front entry way floor. I thought my bed would work. To give you perspective, my bed is a king size, so this quilt has grown enormously! I think if I just added the two missing blocks at the top/right, it would be a perfect queen size quilt so that it will hang over the edges just a bit.
So, so beautiful. Good work, ladies!!!
I'm linking up with Lee over at WIP Wednesday @ FreshlyPieced.