Feb 01

Soul Candy

I know I have not been posting a lot lately.  It doesn’t mean I haven’t been sewing.  It just means I haven’t been sewing anything that would be consider “eye candy.”

But, perhaps one might consider it “soul candy.”

I have had some fabric set aside for projects that I would “one day” get to.  “One day, it would be nice to make a Thirty’s reproduction quilt.  One day, I would like to use the crazy scraps I have to make a crazy scrap quilt.  One day, I would like to use all those boy remnant fabrics I collected to make a baby boy quilt.  One day, I hope to make a charity quilt.  One day…”  Well, other projects kept pushing those “One day” projects aside, and the fabric just sat there, waiting for “one day” to come.  Then, I realized, that there weren’t enough days to work on those quilts.  New ideas always come to me, and my motivation to work on those old ideas fade.  So, I decided to finally give those fabrics a life of their own.  In the form of charity quilts.

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This is a quilt using bright colorful scraps.  Young ladies ages 14-17 helped me tie this quilt.  It is twin quilt size.

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This is a quilt using Christmas fabrics and coordinating colored fabrics.  I tried to alternate light and dark fabrics to create a checkerboard type effect.  I’m not sure if it was effective, but I think it made a cute quilt.  This quilt was tied by a friend, and I helped a little. 🙂  This is also a twin sized quilt.

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All of those 30’s reproduction fabrics finally  made it in another twin sized quilt.  This quilt has fabric with little pictures of paper dolls, and I was hoping to make something really fun and complex with it.  But, perhaps now it will have a better home.  This quilt was tied by ladies in my neighborhood.

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These two quilts are just quilt tops for now, but they are slated to be tied by some 12-13 year old young men in my neighborhood.  I’ll be honest, I can’t wait to see those young men tie these quilts!

 

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A neighbor of mine was willing to take those three twin sized quilts, and a few of my baby quilts, to Primary Childrens’ Hospital.

“One day I hope to make a charity quilt.”  Thanks to all the help I received, that “one day” finally came.

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Carla says:

    It seems like you ticked a lot of your ‘one day’ projects off the list. Good work.