Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Quilt Tops

I have finally decided that it is time to start using up some of my fabric stash. Well, not actually my stash, but some fabric squares that my best friend gave to me a couple of years ago. She had gotten them from a small fabric store downtown years ago and had never done anything with them, so since we are always swapping stuff back and forth, I ended up with the majority of them.

I squared them up as best as I could using my rotary cutter and ruler ages ago and put them back in the zippered pouches. About a week ago, I decided to get them out and start sewing those squares together. I made one complete top, not quite twin size, but bigger than crib. The way I figure, by the time I add the batting and the backing, etc., it should fit a twin sized bed.

I have sewn together enough pieces out of just once set to make six or seven quilt tops - all the same size, color and pattern! Once they are finished, I can get started on some of the other squares I have done.

I told my husband, Tracy, that I might end up donating all these to a local charity or hospital when they are completed. I know there are plenty of charities around that could use quilts for children who have been abused and taken from their homes, mom's who have left their abusive husbands, preemies in the hospital, etc. Just something as simple as a homemade quilt or blanket can make all the difference in the world to a child or a parent, knowing that someone cares and that they now have something they can carry with them forever.

Since I had my grandkids this weekend, I didn't get to do any sewing on the tops, and yesterday I played chauffeur for my daughter who had to put their truck in the shop. Today will be a good day to get back to sewing those tops together.

1 comment:

Jessica @ SilkFair.com said...

You have a big heart...I would love to see pictures of the quilts on your blog. Tweet me if you decide to post some.

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