I wrote about Margaret's Hope Chest and the wonderful idea of providing a quilt for a child for their birthday. Here is my first finish (well, almost finish, it needs binding) for a boy that will turn 9 in April. He likes frogs, cars and soccer. The back of the quilt is soccer balls and flaming sport balls of every type. Hope he likes it.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
On the way to the Dallas Quilt Show a group of us stopped at Common Threads quilt shop and I saw the Abundance quilt on their floor. They were pulling fabrics for more blocks. Well, of course I had to have it and so did 2 other people I was with. I sent an email to other friends that were coming up a day later. Sure enough they signed up for the BOM, too. Common Threads is only on block 2 so if you love fall quilts, go to their site and sign up. They specialize in reproduction fabrics and have a great store located in historic Waxahachie, Texas. No affiliation, just love their store.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
If you haven't gone to the Downy site, will have to get the link later go sign up to make a quilt. They send you everything you need and it is cut ready to start sewing. Here is the one that I made. Happy Trails to you. Get it, it's Cowboy fabric.
Monday, March 8, 2010
If you are inclined to make a quilt to brighten a child's birthday, then run over to Margaret's Hope Chest's Blog. What a wonderful charity. They are taking the names of children who have a parent in prison and quilters get to choose a child to make a quilt for. Currently the problem is the program has become so popular that there are names on the list and quilters are needed. So Bloggers let's get busy and snatch up all these children and make their birthday's happy ones. WARNING: It's like potato chips, you can't choose just one.