Friday, June 3, 2011

Whoop-Whoop Friday - Heart Block

What I made last night (not counting the mess from rummaging through the scrap box):

For fellow quilt blogger Mary Lou, whose son passed away unexpectedly a little over a week ago.  I cannot imagine the pain of such a loss.  She seems to be drawing much strength from her faith, but it still has to be tremendously difficult.  I'll be sending many thoughts and prayers along with this block.

After refreshing my memory of how to paper piece by re-watching Becky's videos that she made for the paper pieced quilt-along, I downloaded one of Sandi's free foundation pieced heart blocks (scroll down the page a bit).  This time I traced the design onto good old wax paper, which worked fine and tore away easily at the end.  The fabric in the heart block is from Jenny, who cleaned out her small scraps a couple months ago, and, for the cost of postage, sent me some great pieces.  


Quilt bloggers are such a generous group, sharing time, talent, treasure, and gestures of encouragement and support.  It's good that we can pay it forward. 

Visit Sarah's Can I Get a Whoop-Whoop? Friday linky party and share some bloggy love!

13 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I love it! Those fabrics are amazing. Beautifully done and such a sweet thing to do.

xo -E

Sarah Craig said...

It's beautiful, P.! You did a great job and I'm sure Mary Lou will love it....

beth said...

Your block is beautiful! Red and turquoise are perfect together!

Carol said...

Beautiful block.

Jenny said...

very lovely block P...how heartbreaking though....

Seams Inspired said...

The block is beautiful, P.~ You are a dear to make that for your quilt buddy. I went to her blog and read about her son. Only 17! I happened to 'google' Samuel and found he had a blog too. He was so grounded. His fun-loving spirit shows in his writing. What an inspiration he must've been to his family and friends. Thanks for sharing today. Happy Friday! :o)

domestiCass said...

Great block!! I bet Mary-Lou will love it!

Shay said...

I cant even begin to imagine how ths mother is feeling. So unexpected and so young.Im in disbelief.

However Im giving you two whoop whoops and a virtual hug for making a heart block to honour the memory of this amazing young man who has touched so many...

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Here's a big whoop! for your heart block:) It's so hard to grasp what that family must be going through.

Karen said...

I love what you did with the fabrics for the heart block. I am sure Mary Lou will be touched by your block.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Lovely aqua and red heart that Mary Lou will be touched to receive.

quiltzyx said...

Beautiful pieced heart block. I'm sure she will love it.

Whoop whoop!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

The heart block you sent last week, and the others that were sent, seem to be helping Mary Lou. What a thoughtful thing for you to do. Nice blocks, too.

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