Quilting is Fun. Quilting is Creative. Quilting is a great way to share Hugs & Kisses.
I make Quilts for family & friends. I also make quilts for Charity & the local NICU. I think everybody enjoys getting something special just for them, especially if it is a one-of-a-kind, made-just-for-you sorta thing. Quilts fit into this category.
So, here is my January 2011 Project. A little fellow who was born in August 2010 has been in & out of the hospital. He sounds like just the person who needs some extra hugs & kisses.
I had a quilt top that I had begun and it needed assembly & quilting. It is a smallish quilt – 24″ x 30″. I figured this would be good when just a little quilt was needed.
Then on our trip to visit Aiden in January, we stopped by School House Fabrics in Floyd. [A great place with 3 floors of fabric!] So we picked up some cheerful fabric. I’m still not too great in calculating fabric & estimating the finished size of a quilt. It just kinda grows (and grows!). The name of the fabric is “Peek-a-Zoo” so I named the quilt Peek-a-Zoo and it became 52″ x 60″ – a bit bigger than crib-size.
Quilting can result in left over fabric, so I kept sewing….
Standard Pillowcase – Can also be used to store the Peek-a-Zoo Quilt when not in use.
Then, additional left over Peek-a-Zoo fabric was made into a Travel-size Pillowcase.
Well, there is still left-over fabric, and I just kept making things. Plus, I had a kit for a fabric A-B-C Book and some cute seahorse fabric that made into soft stuffie toys.
So there is a bit more than two quilts to go into a box to be mailed.
Now, off to wash everything & check for pins, strings… and then find a box. Planning to get it into the mail tomorrow!