Friday, June 7, 2013

quilts for kids

About a year ago I learned of an organization that provides quilts to kids with cancer, Quilts for Kids. I was very pregnant with baby relish at the time and promised myself I would get around to making a special quilt after baby arrived. It might have taken me over a year but I finally have one to send off.



You can request a quilt kit to be sent to you if you are not able to use your own fabrics and there are several quilt patterns on their website that you can download. I decided to use the fabrics from my own stash. I actually was able to use all the leftovers from my "Oh, the Places You'll Go" quilt.



I had about 1/8 of a yard left of each of the prints used and that was more than plenty to make the 6x6 inch square center. I just used fabrics from my collection for the border and then used a soft flannel for the back. This quilt took two short afternoons (that's with taking care of two kiddos, too). If you are in the mood to whip up a small little quilt and you have scraps or leftovers that you just don't know what to do with, then make a quilt to give to a child who may need it.



Thanks for stopping by!

Melissa

Linking up at Swim Bike Run's 100 Quilts for Kids

6 comments:

  1. That turned out beautifully! Only 2 afternoons? With kids?? That's pretty awesome!

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    1. thank you! luckily my sewing space is located in their playroom...hehe :)

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  2. What a pretty quilt. Thank you so much for linking up.

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  3. Love this! I am working on a 100 Quilts for Kids project myself. Saw your blog on Swim!Bike!Quilt and am now following you with bloglovin'.

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    1. Thanks for the sweet comment and the follow love! Im heading your way to see your goodies ;)

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  4. Love being able to use leftovers from one quilt for another project. Such a happy quilt--thanks for linking up to 100 Quilts, too.

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