Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Another Quilt on the Way and Charity Quilts

Hey all!!!  I pray that everyone has had a great start to the week.  This past weekend, I had finished working on this baby:

                                  

                                   

I Mailed her off this past Saturday to my great niece.  I hope she loves it, I'm sure she will!!! 😍😊😍

I have purchased the book:  How to Make a Too Cool T-Shirt Quilt along with the templates by Andrea T. Funk.  Love, love, love it!!!

                                                  


I'm looking forward to making my first Too Cool T-Shirt with these T-shirts (I still have about 6 to get!)


                                                  


Can you guess the theme?  Yes, ECU Pirates!!!  I live in the heart of this college town and it truly bleeds purple and gold!  So, I decided to jump in on the band wagon.  My son plans to transfer over to ECU after he completes 2 years at Pitt County Community College.  I'm so very proud of him!!!  I look forward to walking around and saying, "Urgggghh!"  This will be one of my sample size T-shirt quilts.  I plan on making at least 3-4 of them to use to set up at vendor booths (one day! 😉)

I'm currently working on this quilt that I had started way back in November when my daughter was in the hospital.  

                                                


I will not be able to quilt it on my frame until I can expand it to 12', hopefully that will be soon!  Yesterday, I finished sewing all of the rows.  Today, I pressed the rows and hopefully tomorrow, I can cut and sew the sashing strips together.  I hope to finish putting this quilt together by Sunday.

Lastly, I have been working on several things that are on my bucketlist.  One of the things from my list is to learn to FMQ.  I want to get at least 3 designs under my belt before the end of 2014.  Well, what better way to achieve this other than by making charity quilts!!!   I want to work with a smaller organization that doesn't get much attention, but would love someone to help with their quilts.  My pastor had been telling us the importance of using our gifts and especially using them for the Kingdom.  I put in a request to make quilts for our sick and shut in members.  Guess what, it was APPROVED!!!  I'm sooo excited and truly honored to start working with our Personal Touch Ministry.  This is truly an area for our crafty members to excel and offer great things not only to our members, but to our community and to the many different outreach programs.  I'm still looking for a small organization to do some quilting for that wouldn't mind a newbies not so perfect quilt designs.  My plan is to now check into our local animal shelter and some other local organizations before I make up my mind as to which one I will commit to for the rest of the year.

Well, I think that is about it for now...




2 comments:

  1. Check your local veterans hospice care facility. That's where my charity quilts are going. I have women come to my house once a month to sew for them.

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  2. Thank you Jackie, I will look into it!

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