August 28, 2013

100 Quilts For Kids and the Boulder Modern Quilt Guild

Round two of trying to get this post done. Argg . . . sometimes I really don't like technology very much. Previous writing magically disappeared into nowhere right about the time I was finishing it up.

Anyway . . . I was busy last week finishing up a baby quilt as part of our Boulder Modern Quilt Guild charity project for Front Range Community College. Our little guild of about 20 members has made 15 baby quilts so far. Not bad at all I'd say for a brand new guild. You can see some of the other baby quilts by using the link above.

My quilt is made from a fabric collection called Olivia's Holiday by Tina Givens. I think the pink and yellow will make for a very cheery bit of comfort for some little girly girl. My own little girl had pink and yellow in her room when she was little. Nothing like this but very bright and cheery. I still like the combo of yellow and pink.



Here's my newest baby. Her name is Opal and we've had her and her brother Leo for about 9 months. Just like real babies, they grow up too fast. Wish I could shrink her down to a tiny kitten size again.

This little quilt gave me a chance to practice my free motion quilting . . . something I need to do a lot more of. I did a free form flower across the strips and staggered the placement for every other row.




I'm linking up to Swim Bike Quilt's 100 Quilt For Kids. If you've made and donated a kid's quilt then good for you!!!  Go add your quilt to the linky party and you just might win a prize. Links are open till Sept 30 2013. Go here to see all the quilts that have been donated. Quilters are such generous people. Just think, if quilters ruled the world, everyone would be surrounded with warmth and love.   : )



Also this month at our sew day we had a paper piecing lesson from Sharon and made these Jacob's Star blocks which just might make their way into another baby quilt for the charity.



I've done some paper piecing but not for a long long time. It's always good to renew the concept. If you've been afraid to give paper piecing a try I encourage you to go for it. It's really not that hard at all, just a little counter intuitive at first. Once you understand, it's quite easy and the results are well worth the effort. Thanks Sharon.

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