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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

100 Quilts for Kids

I can't believe I finally have something to post.  We lost power for 5 days as a result of Hurricane Irene and our internet service was not restored for 17 days.  Without electricity, I spent the daylight hours cutting fabric to prepare kits to sew as soon as power was returned.  While the internet was out, I discovered how many hours there really are in a day.  Although I missed visiting my favorite blogs and keeping up what was going on, I managed to finish 2 UFOs and several quilts for the 100 Quilts for Kids challenge.  It's not too late to participate.  Check the button on the right side bar and you can get more info.
The 2 quilts below will be donated to Quilts for Kids.  The pink quilt is from a kit provided by Q4K.  The bug jar quilt is a former UFO that has been hiding at the bottom of my fabric closet.


The Hearts and Flowers quilt  below was also a long term UFO.  It will be donated to the Down Syndrome Assoc. of Middle TN.  This quilt will become part of Diane Wingo at Dew Quilting's  dream to give every newborn with Down Syndrome in her area of Tennessee a quilt in honor of her son Stevie.



When I pieced the backing, the blocks seemed too large.  After it was quilted, I found that I really liked it.
I have one more quilt that is finished and 3 tops waiting to be quilted.  It's raining here today so hopefully the weather will be good enough to take photos of the rest tomorrow.

2 comments:

  1. So glad to finally hear from you and that you are safe. Totally understand how you dealt with the situation with Irene. Just lovely quilts and thank you for donating in the spirit of 100 Quilts for Kids.

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  2. Oh, Katie, that's so sweet of you to do a quilt for Diane - she's local to me and our sewing group (which she's a part of) is doing a bunch of quilts for her too. Sounds like you made good use of your powerless/internetless time!!

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