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Friday, September 30, 2011

The Post Office Won't Go Broke With Me Around

When the 100 Quilts for Kids Challenge was posted it really captured my heart.  This year, like many other bloggers, I decided that I would make eleven quilts for donations.  Some bloggers have called it, "Eleven in 11.  As of July, I had donated 8 quilts. I have been trying to reduce my stash and clear out some UFOs.  The 100 Quilts for Kids Challenge  seemed like a perfect way to accomplish both goals  I originally thought I would make 3 quilts to accomplish my original goal of 11 for the year.  While we were without power, I spent my days going through my stash and looking for UFOs.  I started cutting kits and when the power finally came back, I was ready to rock.
This little quilt was completed in April, but I wasn't sure where it should go.  It will be added to the box going to the Basic Quilt Drive in the South Bronx in memory of my husband's great Uncle Joey.  He was a lifelong resident of the Bronx and Supreme Yankee fan who died in July.  He volunteered with the Saint Vincent DePaul Society arranging for donations of food to local families and soup kitchens in the Bronx.

The third quilt packed in the box was started using fabric left over from a UFO that I repurposed.   I planned to donate it to the Hands 2 Help Charity Quilt Challenge, but didn't finish it in time. I didn't like the layout so I moved the blocks around until I was satisfied.  Now it is ready and on its way.


The dot on the picture is not on the fabric, it must have been on the lens.



This quilt is traveling to Texas.  Debra of Debra's Design Studio is collecting quilt tops she will quilt on her long arm machine and distribute to local veterans and their families.  I think this quilt would be fine for a toddler.  The binding I prepared for the quilt is the same fabric as the outer  border.

I have 2 other tops that are waiting for quilting, a set of blocks ready to put together for a baby quilt, and a group of blocks for Debra's Texas Veterans' quilts.  Hopefully, I can finish them next week.  After that, the rest of the year is reserved for projects just for me.

7 comments:

  1. Lovely quilts all going to great charities. Really like the R/w/B trip around the world

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  2. What lovely quilts Katie - and what a lovely, giving woman you are to bless so many with the love and warmth of a quilt! You amaze me girl!!

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  3. Your quilts are lovely, Katie :D

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  4. Oh Boy! Fun! I love that you are sending me quilt tops. The local VA office keeps me in the loop on the quilts they distribute. The recipients have been bowled over to get them. It really does make a difference.

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  5. All nice, but the grey/black/red back is wonderful! Very fresh and creative. Really a quilt all to itself.

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  6. "Eleven in 11" -- what a great idea, and what pretty quilts!

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