Do you feel a need to serve someone in your life but don't feel you can reach very far from within your own walls? THINK AGAIN! Join us in this wonderful cause and find out how fulfilling a bit of giving of yourself can be. Even to someone you do not know...someone you will never meet. You can brighten up the world of a child far away!
Here are a few of the quilts I have made for charity:
This quilt donated to Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts.
I delivered 7 quilts there this past week, made by guild members and myself, and they are always so appreciated....the lady in charge of patient services is really good about letting me know bits and pieces of who they go to and what the reaction is. There aren't enough quilts for everyone, I wish there was..and when I hear the stories, I want to do more. She gives them to those who don't have alot of family support, and are having a very hard time coping with their disease etc..those who really need hugs and uplifts but dont have anyone near providing anything like that...
I love finding fun ways to use up scrap strips. This is a fun pattern I call Strip-Twist! Strips are alternated light dark light dark and sewn into panels, then cut into triangles. It looks harder than it is! This is one I plan on uploading the directions for. Stay tuned!
"Spare Parts"! This quilt will also be donated to the breast cancer center.
I've put up a crumb piecing tutorial for you so you can crumb piece too!
A Variation on the Scrappy Bargello is made much the way a traditional 'many trips around the world' quilt is made..but these are all scrappy! Instead of working in long panels, these quilts are made in 'blocks'.
You can find directions to make your own Scrappy Trips quilt HERE!
Spools are a favorite motif of quilters! I made this Scrappy Spools quilt using leftover 2" strips.
Scrappy Squares #1 Scrappy Squares #2
The very end leftovers of a piece a fabric are often called 'strings'. These are the uneven tapered end strips left over after squaring up a piece of fabric, etc. These 'strings' make great diamond designs when diagonally stitched to foundations. The foundations I used were 8" squares of paper. Paper is removed before sewing the blocks together. The cute border fabric has frogs on skateboards!
Perfect for a kid's quilt. String-Pieced Squares Quilt
This Bear Paw quilt was made out of 4 lonely blocks that had sat unfinished for about 10 years! One day I got the urge to set them together and put borders on them...perfect for some child as a cuddle quilt!