Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Giving Something Back

Hello lovely people! Hoping you all had an egg-cellent weekend... (cringe!). I enjoyed all 4 of my days of work to the max: saw family and friends, had a lovely relaxing spa day with Mama, and finished 2 quilts!!


I've loved reading everyones easter posts, I'll catch up on commenting today hopefully!


So, yes, I have a finished quilt to show you today. This one is rather special. Or rather, I has a special purpose. I'm sure, if you haven't had your head in the sand these last couple of weeks, you might have heard of Siblings Together, and our plan. We would like to donate 50+ quilts to the children at their summer camps. You can read Lynne's full posts here, and Katy said some pretty lovely words on the subject, here.




Quilts for Siblings Together




I decided to pledge my hopscotch top, which just needed quilting, and have since decided to make at least another for the cause.


Before Quilting:
Hopscotch quilt top
After Quilting:
Hopscotch - Finished


Of all the quilts I have made, which has got to be quite a few now... this is one of my favourites! I was worried that too much quilting would ruin the pattern, so I lightly quilted it, in a grid, with these whimsical wiggly lines (a preset stitch on my sewing machine).


Hopscotch - Finished


I'm so glad I did that, and not the baptist fan I originally planned, because the quilt is so soft and snuggly. It will be just perfect for the young man or lady who receives it to cuddle up in.


Hopscotch - Finished


It's backed in a black gingham, which is woven not printed, and bound in this fun egg spot print, which I think is Micheal Miller, but I can't really remember. I got it on sale for like £2 a yard.


As I was sewing this quilt, I would make up stories about the little characters in the fairytale prints. This one was my favourite:


Hopscotch - Finished


I'll leave it up to your imagination what I was thinking....

20 comments:

  1. It's beautiful! What a gorgeous quilt and given to a fab organization. Well done, lovely!

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  2. Nice one son! Nice one Cyril - let's have another one!

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  3. It's brilliant Laura! I'm planning on getting mine basted this week :)

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  4. The quilt is even more beautiful now it is quilted and bound. It is going to be well loved. Di xo

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  5. You have made a young person very happy when they receive this. It is gorgeous!

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  6. Beautiful! I'm sure whoever gets this will be thrilled!

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  7. This is a great quilt, and will certainly be loved.

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  8. Great quilt! I now quilt grid patterns or very loose meanderings so my quilts will be fluffy, soft and lovable. This after I noticed my dense quilting made one of my baby quilts pretty but STIFF.

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  9. Laura, the quilt looks soooo amazing. You did such a wonderful job, and so nice of you to give it away, I'm sure it will make some child very, very happy.

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  10. Fabulous LJ! This is going to make a child super snuggly happy! Jxo

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  11. Fab donation Lubes, and only this morning I was wondering where you had gotten to. Such a wonderful donation.

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  12. Great job Laulipops, its a cracker of a quilt!

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  13. Yeah, yeah, yeah, mrs two quilts... Could you imagine the Katy crew x 2 behind you like that farmer's wife? ;o)

    Sure it'll be greatly loved where its going anyway :oD

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  14. It's gorgeous, Laura, I'm sure it will be loved! x

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  15. That quilt is really beautiful, I love the assortment of prints and colors!

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