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Thread: Hands of Hope for Kennedy Joiner - Teresa delivered the quilt - p22

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    Are you up to helping create another group quilt for a good cause?

    I call it "Hands of Hope for Kennedy."

    Teresa (tslowery) had initially introduced us to Kennedy Joiner, the little girl who was borne with Bladder Exstrophy, and who desperately needs to raise money for an operation. You can read about Kennedy at www.kennedyjoiner.com

    I sent some sample square pictures to Kennedy's Mom, Ginger. She likes the red one best. It seems more formal. Since I have never successfully posted a picture, I'll add a post with the specs.


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    There are three components to the square:

    The hand (I traced my own and smoothed out the bumps a little :D)
    The heart (inside the palm)
    The word "Hope"

    Square size: 9" finished (If you want to send yours oversized, I'd be glad to trim it down)

    Background color: cream, off-white, either muslin or tone on tone.
    Patter color: Kennedy likes all colors but is partial to greens and pinks.

    Applique method: whatever works best for you. My samples are iron-on with outline blanket stitch on the red. Standard applique on the blue, with a reverse applique heart. Needle-turn applique on the pink.

    Since the red sample is the preferred style, a straight set for the hand placement is preferable to the angled placement. (But I won't curtail anyone's creativity if you want to angle yours.)

    Position of the word "Hope" is up to you. I like it best on the hand, but close to the hand or even separate from the hand works.

    Gosh I hope that you will be up to helping me help this sweet girl.

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    Martina, I would be glad to help, but don't applique. Don't know how many do on here, hope you get what you need.


    Ninnie

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    I will be happy to help, I'll do 2 blocks. let me know when you need them by and if there are any other instructions. Elaine

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    When do you need them by?!? I have only done applique once. I would be willing to try it again though for such a cause! Just let me know when you need it by please!
    Kendra

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    I'm in!

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    Thanks for the replies. I didn't set a deadline (yet) since I wanted to see what kind of response I would get.

    For those of you who do iron-on applique, that's how the red hand is made. If you don't embroider, I can do that.

    I'm going to suggest to Ginger that I want her and Kennedy to send me drawings of what they want their blocks to look like and I'll translate those into fabric.

    For those of you who don't applique, and still want to help, I can offer a trip back to Kindergarten. I can do a square for you if you let me know what color and what kind of HOPE you want. Send me a drawing, and I'll make it. That would be fun, and I do have quite the selection of fabric.

    This project is in the beginning stages and I consider it a work in progress. No matter what - it will be pretty.

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    are you going to have all left hands, or both?

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    Martina,

    I'm definitely in. But can't do anything till this next weekend, I'm working 4 12's in a row. And I'm getting too old to recover from those as fast as I once did! LOL. Let us know where to send.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    are you going to have all left hands, or both?
    All those pesky little details - lol

    It can be a left hand, a right hand, or both hands, although 9" might be a little tight for an adult hand duo.

    I also had some more inquiries about deadline. My plan is to start hitting it hard after I get back from vacation July 6th.

    Another question was postet about signing the block. I'd prefer to do a label (or have someone machine-embroider a label) for the project., so signing the block is not necessary.


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    I would be happy to make a block for Kennedy. Thanks for posting this, Martina.

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    Woo Hoo it is getting off the ground. I am so thankful to you and the board for helping with this cause. I will make some blocks also. Let me know if more details about how you want to do this. I am new but I am willing to try both kinds of applique I have done needle turn but I have not done it on machine but I think I will try both ways. Count me in...... :lol: :lol: :lol: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Count me in for at least 2. I'll do each hand separately a left and right. OK? Good you're giving us time, Roy is sickening so I'll be working slowly for a little while.

    Thanks for doing this! Let me know if you need a little cash for batting, backing, or quilting, k?

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    I'm going to do
    a left hand block, and another, - right hand block = 2 blocks.
    One will be pink, the other will be green.
    I know that it is ok, to do any color, but since Kennedy likes these, I wanted to make sure the pink and the green were in, along with the other colors ppl may do. I thought it might help everybody, if most or all, said, what color they were doing. When we did the kisses and hugs, I tried to guess, what was needed most. I guess we did pretty good on that one, and Terri is doing great.
    Martina, thanks for putting this together, and don't hesitate to let us know, if anything else is needed. :D
    Thanks, teresa, (tslowery), for bringing Kennedy's story to the board. :D

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    Thanks to all of you for your kindness and help..

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    I'm going to do
    a left hand block, and another, - right hand block = 2 blocks.
    One will be pink, the other will be green.
    I know that it is ok, to do any color, but since Kennedy likes these, I wanted to make sure the pink and the green were in, along with the other colors ppl may do. I thought it might help everybody, if most or all, said, what color they were doing. When we did the kisses and hugs, I tried to guess, what was needed most. I guess we did pretty good on that one, and Terri is doing great.
    Martina, thanks for putting this together, and don't hesitate to let us know, if anything else is needed. :D
    Thanks, teresa, (tslowery), for bringing Kennedy's story to the board. :D
    OK, I can do pink print and green print. Thanks for the info.

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    Count me in! Everyone should read Kennedy's webpage. This is one courageous little girl not to mention her Mom. This family has been through so much, I would love to help!

    (looks like I'll be learning applique, too---lol)

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    It warms my heart when I open my email and see that there is a notice on the Kennedy post. You are just the best.

    I have a few more hands prepped as well. It's such a fun project to do.

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    I'd like to help out too. I'll make two (one will be mine right handed...the other my hubby left handed). I might need some finishing help with it as I don't embroider...but we'll see what I can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetness
    I'd like to help out too. I'll make two (one will be mine right handed...the other my hubby left handed). I might need some finishing help with it as I don't embroider...but we'll see what I can do.
    sweetness, I love your nickname, your avatar picture, and your tag line!
    you must be a sweet person! :wink:

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    BUMP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joan
    BUMP
    OK - I give....what does that stand for?

    @sweetness:
    thanks for the tip. I'll be dragging DH into the project as well. Hope the square is big enough for his paw. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Quote Originally Posted by Joan
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    OK - I give....what does that stand for?


    That is so the link will be "bumped" to the top of the page where more quilters can see it and hopefully volunteer to make more blocks for Kennedy's quilt----we want to be sure everyone knows Kennedy's story and what a worthwhile project this it!

    (otherwise it will end up on page 2 or 3 or whatever and disappear.....)

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    I'm in for two blocks. A left and right hand, pinks and greens :D :D :D

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    I just found this post. I will do two blocks...when do I have to have them to you?

    Margie

    Thanks will be sending them a donation too. :_)

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