Quilt ADD in therapy

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Other than my family, the passion of my life is quilting. An eclectic, I love a wide variety of styles and techniques encompassing both machine and hand work. Instagram: lyncc_quilts

Friday, April 29, 2011

Kiddo Quilts for Alabama

Bama Bound Quilts has asked for baby/children's quilts for tornado relief in Alabama. (Can you pass the link along on your blog?)

My brain was on overload, anyway, so I put my books down and went to my long-term UFO pile, where I saw a promising cheerful piece peeking out. . .


Pulled it out and found that it's almost queen-sized, but just a boring 12" checkerboard (albeit with a really cute purple floral fabric). 


Hmm, but these scraps of brights coordinate well (although the colors are all off thru the camara's eye). . . 


Frogged it and rearranged a couple pieces to yield two baby quilts and a cuddle blankie size.


Got my daughter to trace out flowers on fusible web, while I cut and fused. . . And now she's very sweetly pin-basting all three for me:




I'm going to do the quilting simultaneously with stitching the flowers down. Due to time, I'm just going to do a simple straight stitching about a 1/8th inch in since the edges are fused on. Think I'll use white shiny thread and do spirals in the big centers. Will do a meander on the rest of the quilt. 

Not sure if I'll have issues at the machine. I didn't have backing fabrics to go with this, no time to go to JoAnn's (an hour away), but I did have pretty purple fleece (which I think kids would find comforting, anyway) and a piece of pre-quilted pink flannel. I've never worked with these with quilting before, so I'm hoping the machine doesn't care.  :D   Wish me luck!

P.S. This camera really has issues these days  :/     It just can't read colors properly anymore.

5 comments:

  1. I was horrified by the devestation in Alabama. I am sure your quilts will be received warmly. You are so quick off the mark. Good luck with that quilting.

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  2. I think they are great! I went to our JoAnn's and bought some super cute fabric. Thank you so much for your help and for spreading the word. We are still in shock.

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  3. What a blessing you will be to those who were devastated by the tornadoes. And... where can one place an order for such sweet girl as your granddaughter? :)

    To answer your question about the wool batting: yes, it's only one layer.

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  4. lately I've just been making quilts to make quilts, and know that there will always be a cause to give to. the last cause I gave to (a big box) was for japan. your quilt blocks are adorable!

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  5. Your quilt is awesome...you sure worked it up fast!

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