Sunday, March 6, 2011

The lines meet in the middle

I've been working on a quilt that I just finished (hooray) this morning. At precisely 11 am. It was inspired by the "Sixth time's the charm" quilt by Ana Maria Horner. She wrote this lovely book called "Handmade Beginnings" which has a superb amount of adorable sewing projects for Mom and Baby. 

Click on the image and it will take you to her blog....Oh Fransson. Please buy this book. These projects aren't just for Mommie's and Babies. It's for everyone who likes to sew. 
Here's a page from the book. This (above) is the quilt I was trying to make. But because I wanted to make it 5'x6' I needed to figure out a way to enlarge it. So I came up with my own idea. One that turned it from have six triangles, to have 8. Needless to say, I fudged it so now instead of it looking like a cool octogon, it looks like a diamond.

Yay, the quilt is finished!!!!!
So, by not following the directions, I didn't accomplish what I set out to do. Also, I ended up with an enormous amount of fabric left over. Granted, it was all stitched with fabrics I already had left over from other quilting projects. So now I have a quilt, and the makings of another quilt. Ah well. I don't mind having accidents in quilting as much as in other areas of my life. I remarked to my Mother, "Well, even if it's ugly, it can still keep someone warm."

Not that I think this quilt is ugly. Far from it. I really like it. Now some might say it has no real color scheme. And they'd be right. My T.A. from one of my design courses coined the color scheme that I used all to often, "Disney Puke." I can do other color schemes, but Disney Puke is of course, my favorite.

Now, right before I finished this quilt, my Sister in Law, Kendra asked if I had any finished quilts lying around that she could use for a quilt raffle benefitting a young boy in our area who has cancer. She chose this one to offer.

So, now's your chance, to win this amazing quilt which Kendra named, "All the Lines come Together" All the proceeds go to this amazing little boy who is battling cancer. I will update with the information on how to get a raffle ticket and more about this little boy.

update: 2:42 pm.

So: to update.
Raffle Tickets are $10 for 1 ticket, and $50 for 6 tickets.
It is benefiting Dylan Branson, a super cute kid with an adorable mohawk and I immediately love him.

Drawing will be held on April 15th at 12pm.

Mail raffle money to :
Attn: Kendra Wray
Mickey Ferrell, Realtors
8610 FM 725
McQueeney, TX 78123

Make checks payable to Lori Branson and make sure to leave your contact info so we can get ahold of you if you win.

If you want to annoy Kendra, please do by calling her at
or email her at
If you want to, (and I'm sure you do) post this jpeg in your blog, or in your facebook or email it to your friends with $10 of disposable income.


ps. The picture in the poster is the unfinished quilt, so make sure to post back to this blog to show the lucky rafflers what they could possibly get.


  1. Awesome! Be sure and update about how to get a raffle ticket. I definitely want to enter and have Disney puke all over my house.

  2. Ah. Do you remember house on Bernard? This quilt is totally that house all rolled up in fabric.