Dinner and Auction
Monday - Nov. 7th at 6 pm.
Raft River High School Gym
You can read all about this baby on her blog:
Here is a brief synopsis of BrynLee's story:
"BrynLee was born with a rare condition called Bladder Exstrophy in which her bladder and abdomen did not form correctly in utero. BrynLee had her first surgery at 2 days old and about 10 weeks later had her second surgery. She has more surgeries ahead of her to complete the repair. She is currently being treated by a wonderful team of doctors at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT and has received wonderful care. There is a more experienced Bladder Exstrophy surgeon in Boston, MA named Dr. Joseph Borer. Our goal is to help her parents get BrynLee to Boston to see Dr. Borer in the next 6 months!"
. . . and here are some details about the products I used for this wall hanging:
See . . . here it is "standing" up all by itself!
Clear monofilament tends to look shiny on the fabric, but not the smoke.
Fabric: When I decided to make this, I rummaged through my stash and found a yard of Caryl Bryer Fallert's "Gradations" that I used for the background.
Silhouette: No, I didn't cut these out myself! I just happened to have this silhouette on hand from a trip to HMQS a couple of years ago. Made by Cutter Creations out of Michigan.
Now I love McKenna Ryan patterns and I even made one of her small wall hangings several years ago. But for me--cutting, placing and fusing all those teeny-tiny pieces is like crocheting or knitting--I just don't have the patience!!
What a joy to roll out these three pre-cut cowboys!
I always sew my hanging sleeve into my upper binding and then secure the other edge to the quilt back fabric with my hemming stitch/foot. It takes a bit of practice, but once you get your stitch length just right and your quilt folded just right, it's a breeze.
Wall Hangers: Hubby chipped in for these cute western hangers from Summer Sky Creations in Arizona. I gave him a choice: he could make me hangers out of horse shoes, or well . . ummm . . . what did he think about these old boots right here on this cute website?
I have been to several of these dinner/auctions and it never ceases to amaze me how supportive our small communities are when there is a need.