It's starting to really look like a quilt!

I have many new blocks to share that are really bringing the Heroes Helping Heroes {2} quilt together.  

First up is my CosmicThimble partner, Lindsay, who blogs over at ElleSquare.  She made two blocks for me.  The blue is definitely her color and I believe she put that little bit of pink in there for me.  Thanks girl, for helping out!

I want to say an extra special thanks to Julie, of Distant Pickle.  Not only did she send two gorgeous blocks,  but she also sent an ENTIRE QUILT!  However, I wish that quilt was with someone else.  Let me explain: Julie made this quilt for her Grandfather when she found out he was diagnosed with cancer.  She worked around the clock to get it finished for him so that it would comfort him while getting treatment or just to feel her love when laying under it.  Unfortunately, just as she was finishing it up, she got the phone call that he had passed.  Julie has generously donated this quilt to the Heroes Foundation silent auction.  She hopes to raise money for the very disease that took him.  Thank you, Julie!

Next up is Tisha of QuiltyTherapy and the Indianapolis Modern Quilt Guild.   Thanks, Tisha, for your yummy pink filled blocks!  How did you guess that was my favorite color?  And how is that baby doing in your belly?

Erin Metzler has sent this incredible block.  I love that the colors are all from the darker palette and so different from what I've received so far.  Thank you, Erin!

And finally, Betsy has sent this really cool block.  I love the orange and grey combo.  Thank you so much, Betsy for being a part of this quilt.

Here is what we what the quilt looks like so far...




My Bottled Rainbows Quilt is FINALLY finished!!!

Just under 2 year!  
That's all it took to whip this bad boy out.  I just looked back through my blog to see when I started the Bottled Rainbows Quilt Along and it was 2/28/2011.  
Woopsie daisies!

Now it is off to trim all the stray threads and take some good pics to post!
I'm so glad to cross this off the to-do list!

I'm linking up with Amanda Jean over at Crazy Mom Quilts {Finish it up Friday}.



2 more blocks in the mail and a Play date w/ some Brownies!

 Yeah!!!  I received two more blocks in the mail today for my Heroes Helping Heroes Quilt #2!  First was Terri's {The Fox's Den} red & blue block.  I love the colors.  Thanks, Terri!

Next, Jess over at Quilty Habit sent this gorgeous block.  If you go check out her blog, you may just get sucked into all her fun wedding photos.  You looked great, Jess!

Now, I saved the best for last.  Since my friend Meg got me involved with the Heroes Foundation last year, I thought it only appropriate to ask if her daughter and friends would like to help me with a block or two for the quilt.  She volunteered a few girls from her daughter's Brownie troop to help me out.  Let me just say, having all these girls over was a blast.  My 3 boys spent most of the time chasing them around, but we did manage to whip up 2 blocks.  They turned out great.  

It is looking so AMAZING!!!  

Thanks for all your help!!!

I'm linking up over at Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday.



More awesome blocks have arrived!

My Heroes Helping Heroes Quilt #2 is really coming along nicely!  I received 4 more blocks in the mail.  

All the way from across the pond, Charlotte of Displacement Activity, my British buddy, sent this great block.  It is perfectly wonky, Charlotte.  Thank you.

Next, Kristi of St. Louis Folk Victorian, sent two block!  I love the colors she used, especially the gray.

...and that orange is pretty sweet as well!  Thank you, Kristy!!!

Next, Lindsay of Linz Sews, sent this great block.  She dedicated the block to her friend, Starla, who is now cancer free for 2 years.  Thanks, Linz!

Stay tuned for a super fun post to come.  I had some mini helpers over today to help make a few blocks.  
I can't wait to share them with you!