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