Sunday, September 18, 2011

Charity Quilts

Lucy and I have been busy working on charity quilts. These quilts are for Quilts Beyond Borders!

This is a great organization which makes quilts for orphans in Ethiopia and other places in the world where there are children who are in need. . I decided that this would be a great way for me to get practice on my quilting machine. I met Carla for lunch and she gave me three quilt kits…and then things got crazy…and I did not get right at them. Summer hit and the flower beds need weeding and mulching. Then there was the pool which needed to be opened. My studio windows need to be replaced. We had some really nasty storms go through our neighborhood which knocked down while trees and took out power out for 5 whole days! And then I had a pretty large Genealogy project which had to be finished by mid July. I was able to sneak in time to quilt a couple of small projects which were long over due! Sadly I was not getting the sewing time that I had hoped for.

A couple of weeks ago after I returned from vacation, I thought…I have got to get these done! So two are quilted and need to have the binding done. That will leave one more to do. If I do not get the last one on today, then I’ll do it tomorrow!
Little Girl's Quilt

Girls Up close
And then this one will be perfect for a cute little boy!

Little Boy's Quilt
Boy's Close up

I put the last one on Lucy’s frame when my my sister-in-law was due to visit so she and I could play  for a while.  Carolyn did a lovely job on all the plain blocks, don’t you think. It was her first time using a long arm…Great stippling, I think!

Milo has to check it out!
Great Stippling!
They were so much fun to do, I told Carla to get three more ready and I’ll pick them up at the machine quilter’s guild meeting in October.

I delivered the finished quilts to the Quilts Beyond Borders / The Quiltery booth at Northwest Suburban Quilt Guild Show yesterday at the Prairie Stone Sports & Wellness Center yesterday.

On to the next projects…some table runners and Grandma Audrey’s Old Quilt but first I am making binding for my Christmas Star Quilt.

Happy sewing!

Love, Jan

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