Sunday, November 28, 2010

Huehuetenango Trails

Shortly before Thanksgiving, I finished my Mocha Trails quilt.  While the quilt is nicely made, it really just does not sing to me.  I think that there is too much of the same color in it; it would have been better to have more contrast in the "X" blocks.

Since the quilt never had a designated recipient, and since a group from church is going to be going on a construction mission trip to Huehuetenango, Guatemala this summer, I've offered the quilt to them to raffle as a fundraiser for the project.

So it should be renamed "Huehuetenango Trails." 


13 comments:

Barb said...

Lovely quilt, and very lovely and generous gift to the Mission trip group. Hearing this makes my heart sing, and does not surprise me with your kindness! I always get tears when I read things like this!Have a wonderful week!

Pati said...

I love this pattern! I've been following Nicole and Thelma as they work on their Mocha Trails. I think you have a beautiful quilt and I am in awe at your generosity in donating it to the mission trip. Have a great week!!

Chookyblue...... said...

hey i think the quilt is lovely..........hope your group makes lots of money from the raffle......

Pat said...

(sing along with Roy and Dale): " Happy Huehuetenago Trails to you, until we meet again....".

I think the muted colors are soothing and lovely. I hope it inspires lots of raffling because it is indeed a worthy quilt for a very worthy cause.

WV = norstenz: Viking silliness. "Holy herring, Sven; don't give me any of your norstenz!"

StitchinByTheLake said...

I can't believe this didn't sing to you - it's simply gorgeous! blessings, marlene

Quiltdivajulie said...

That raffle should bring in lots of money . . . my guess is LOTS of people will want it! How good of you to offer it . . .

floribunda... aka Julie said...

I'm sure it will be a popular raffle! Not so much my colors, but it's very pretty.

altar ego said...

I think it's lovely, and what a great offering to the church! Can I buy some raffle tickets?

Nicole said...

Nancy, your quilt is singing at the top of its lungs to me! I absolutely love your use of colors. It is fabulous and will be cherished.

Thelma said...

I think your Mocha Trail is lovely, your workmanship is stunning! I give you credit for finishing a quilt that does not sing to you. I'm feeling the exact same way about my project, I can't even muster up enough enthusiasm to finish mine....I had such high hopes for this pattern....what is it!!

Shasta said...

It is a beautiful quilt, and very generous of you to give it away. I hope you enjoy your blog break.

Ms. Jan said...

Drop. Dead. Gorgeous!

Tanya said...

Ooh, but a very interesting quilt with the assymetrical blocks. I like it! Sort of a man's quilt if there is such a thing...It is beautiful.