Monday, June 15, 2020

Centred Quilt Along Parade of Finishes

It's here! Although I miss my dad still, almost 12 years after he died, his birthday, which is today, has become a fun occasion again, since my QALs seem to end on his birthday. For those who don't know, he used to write on our new wall calendar each year, (and no one ever actually saw him do it, but it would be there) 'The Birthday of a Famous Canadian' on June 15. Well, he may not have been exactly famous, but he sure was a proud Canadian.


I'm pretty proud of my second version of Centred. You can read the post here.
I am pleased as well because the pattern is now released and for sale in my Etsy shop, still on sale until midnight tonight, for just $8. 

And I am pleased that the quilt has now gone to its new home, Launch Pad Recovery Centre. I took it and Elvira there on Friday. Sadly, the young man whose grandpa had taken him in, whose story I saw on CBC Windsor News, is no longer there. I had requested that he get this quilt. When I said oh no, a relapse? she nodded. I hope one day he will find his way to good health, free from addiction.

I've been seeing some absolute beauties on Instagram. Thank you for tagging me @mmmquilts, and for putting them in the hashtag pool #centredquiltalong

Thank you again so very much for participating. Many of you are 'alumni', some for all four years, and that makes my heart so full of gratitude. I am sure you all know, because we seem to have been following each other's progress, that Jean of All Points of the Compass has been having some troubles with her heart, and has had to go into hospital. She is a 4-year participant, and so I hope you'll pop over to her blog and wish her well and speedy recovery.

Speaking of gratitude, I am so very grateful for my sponsors:
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One last item of note, please be sure to read my previous post, which only got published about 10 hours ahead of this one, due to dithering on my behalf. It will take you to my Yoga Poses For Quilters post I did as a guest on Leanne's (Devoted Quilter) blog, as well as show you the flimsy for my quilt for Nova Scotia, and my RSC projects update.

Now, let's get this party started!

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  1. So excited to be finishing up my Centred this week! Quilting is almost done - my goal is for a finish by Friday. Thanks for this fun QAL, Sandra! Loved the pattern and the results!

  2. Happy birthday, Sandra! I'm looking forward to seeing all of the Centered quilt variations. Sadly, I didn't get my own made in order to link-up!

  3. My Centred is quilted thanks to the unseasonably cold weather that kept me out of the garden. All it needs is the binding. Should be done by the end of the week. Nothing like a deadline to get things moving, eh, Sandra?

  4. This was a fun quilt along. What’s next? Sorry to hear that Jean is in hospital and wish her a speedy recovery.

  5. Oh, I love linkups and look forward to seeing all the beautiful versions that were made. The ones linked up already do not disappoint!

  6. Hi Sandra! Seeing that calendar each year makes me smile and realize that your Dad had a fun sense of humor. He would have been a good chap to know, I think. {{Hugs}} I miss mine every day and it's been 40 years this year. I'm looking forward to seeing the quilt parade! Already there are a few different fun versions. ~smile~ Roseanne

  7. Mine has been finished for about 2-3 weeks, so I'll get my post on today some time. I still miss my Dad very much too & he's been gone 6 years today the 16th June. Once I've done the linkup I'll pop along & have a look at the other quilts as well. Love your second version of this & hope it makes someone very happy. Take care, stay safe & hugs from down under.

  8. Proud,famous in your eyes,and a great reason to celebrate this way.there will be a wonderful roundup again, I have seen some fab Centred Quilts, and want to be home and do a multi colour one.m

  9. Well, I think your dad is famous now. ☺ I help with the Wellness Court, which has participants with the addictions. It is expected that participants have a slip, but the key is admitting to the slip and getting back on track. Recovery is a long journey. I hope that young man continues on his recovery journey.

  10. What a great pattern Sandra. Looking through the link up is a lot of fun - watching everyone's interpretation of the pattern and the fabrics used to make the quilt. So pretty! Hope you sell a million of them!

  11. Awesome versions of Centered!!! A wonderful way to remember and honor your dad.

  12. Well done ladies, such a beautiful gallery of gorgeous quilts!

  13. Thank you so much Sandra for doing my entry for me, just a tad difficult from a hospital bed . and thank you all for the lovely words,. I am finally home, after stent surgery, and looking at all the Centred quilts, know that, once again, this has been a wonderful event, in celebration of Sandra's Dad.


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