Celestial Dreams - Laurel Burch / ALS Quilt

K8OrlandoMarch 3, 2012

I've finished the quilt I'm donating to our local ALS Association for a raffle. I used the panels from Laurel Burch's Celestial Dreams and several of the coordinating fabrics, with a pretty batik for the backing. The quilt design is mine. Orlando's longarm wizard, Mary Beth, did the quilting for me. The quilt is intended for either a wallhanging or a lap quilt, even a wheelchair lap quilt - it's 40"x40". We start the raffle on Monday at an ALS benefit restaurant event, then we'll show it Friday at a fundraising walk and throughout the spring at other events. We're planning to do the drawing on July 4th. Wish us luck!

Kate

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magothyrivergirl

Beautiful~~I think it speaks volumes & should raise a lot of money for ALS. The size is perfect.

You are so clever in your handling of panels. Mary Beth did a wonderful job quilting. She is very talented.

You should feel very proud.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 8:40PM
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tuppermom

Beautiful! The colors are perfect and the quilting is exquisite!

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 8:58PM
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K8Orlando

Thank you for your comments! My friend's ALS support and fundraising group is called The Sunshine Walkers, so the Burch panels and the sunburst mariners compass seemed to fit.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 9:09PM
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nanajayne

It turned out just as lovily as I knew it would. The quilting is wonderful. I do hope it makes tons of money for you cause as it is beautiful in many ways. TFS

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 9:13PM
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vasu_texas

It's a striking design Kate. The quilting is great. I hope it raises a lot of money for your cause.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 11:34PM
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toolgranny

Wonderful design and wonderful quilting. You should raise lots with that one. Good job, Kate. It's truly beautiful.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 11:45PM
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loisflan

Kate, you must be so pleased with the results. You chose the perfect colors to coordinate with the panels. And even the fabrics are celestial. I love the striped sashing. I think it's a wonderful quilt, and I hope you get great participation in the raffle.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 12:33AM
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calliope

It's beautiful in all respects. The pattern, the fabric and the quilting. It has a happy, dreamlike aura about it and that's perfect.

One doesn't hear about ALS often, but I just found out a past work-mate and friend, with whom I'd lost contact, recently passed away from this condtion and I was very shaken. She was at the prime of her life. I hope your group raises lots of money and awareness, and Godspeed a cure.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 10:16AM
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bozogardener

Beautiful Quilt. I love the designs that Laurel Burch made.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 11:28AM
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rosajoe_gw

OMG Kate it is beautiful! I would have a very hard time letting it go, but it is for a very worthy cause.
I am sure it will bring in $$$$$.
She really did a great job, the quilting compliments the quilt perfectly.
Rosa

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 1:22PM
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luvtosharedivs

You are an awesome quilt designer, Kate!
Your "Orlando longarm wizard" is also extremely gifted.
You have created a lovely donation for a worthy cause.
Make sure you keep us updated throughout its showings and the raffle drawing.

Julie

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 2:31PM
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day2day

Kate, it's a beautiful quilt.
I hope you make lots of $$$s for this worthy cause.
TFS.

~Geraldine

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 3:29PM
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lafonda_ranch

I would be surprised if this didn't raise a lot of money. It is beautiful!! Mary Beth's quilting is awesome, too!!

Robbi

    Bookmark   March 5, 2012 at 9:53AM
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missflippins

An unbelievably beautiful quilt. Good luck at raising lots of funds for ALS. I really am in awe! Sigh!! maybe someday.
Best wishes, Corinne

    Bookmark   March 5, 2012 at 12:45PM
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msmeow

Kate, it is wonderful! Mary Beth did a fabulous quilting job (as usual) - perfect designs for the spaces.

Good luck - I hope you make lots of money!

Donna

    Bookmark   March 5, 2012 at 2:21PM
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faintheart

Absolutely gorgeous, Kate! Don't think I've ever seen any Laurel Burch locally but I love anything with sun, moon, stars. Perfect design setting for this panel and the quilting is magic!

Hope lots of $$$$ are made to help fight this devastating disease. Thank you for your beautiful contribution.

Dee

    Bookmark   March 5, 2012 at 11:22PM
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