Sunday, September 30, 2012

100 Quilts for Kids - well at least 2


I finished my 2 quilts for 100 quilts for kids.  These are going to Project Linus.   A friend of mine has 2 nephews and an niece all with heart conditions and they've had numerous surgeries at the same hospital.  Each of the kids got a blanket from the hospital so we decided to pay them back and make 2 quilts.    One boy one girl.
I put both of these on the frame at the same time.  I had a green flannel backing that was 110 in wide and worked for both so I loaded them a the same time.  What I didn't think about before I loaded both of them was that I didn't have a pantograph that would work for a boy AND a girl.  Dang.  So I sat there thinking and it hit me that I had never done an overall meander on the long arm.  So there you go, that's what I did on both of them.  It did go really fast and they are both pretty cuddly after they were washed.   Oh and see that floor there, that's why I didn't have anything last Monday.  My husband I put in a new floor in the living room last weekend.  I use to enjoy DIY projects a whole lot more 10 years ago :)  Oh man and I was sore for days after doing this.  It's like I did 600 squats that weekend, ouch.

But I finally did start something new :)  It's Blue Me Away by Jamie at L'Fair Quilts  I'm working on two of them both orange.  One will be orange and white (Orange Crush) and the other will be orange and black - for McHenry Warriors.  It sure feels good to get something going in the sewing room.
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17 comments:

  1. Two great quilts and wonderful donation. Love the 16-patches.

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  2. Sue, your quilts are beautiful. It's wonderful that you are donating them...they will be treasured!

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  3. Lovely Project Linus quilts, Sue. And good idea with the quilting! I love your new quilt 'Blue me away' (in orange)... I feel a pattern order coming on!!

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  4. what a lovely donation and service! great job!

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  5. Both kids' quilts turned out well. Smart idea to quilt two at a time.
    I looked up the pattern for your orange squares--nice! Are you going to work on all the units in tandem? (That is, all the squares in both colorways, then all the pinwheels in both colorways -- or one quilt and then the other?)

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  6. What Great quilts!And the orange blocks - live them. THis is a great time of year for orange ;-)

    I also checked out your tossed salad quilt - oh laa laa - that is just beautiful!! Why do a panto when you can do that!!!!! I love it!

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  7. love your quilts for kids I think that those that receive them will love them too.

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  8. I quilted table runners (3 at a time) for last Christmas and it was great. I used a panto so I stitched the edges really well and then just quilted to the end. It went fast and was great to get three done at once. Love your meander and it is great for kids.

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  9. Every quilt brings such joy and comfort to kiddos, so these will do double duty! Sweet.

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  10. Those quilts are both cute and I'm sure will be treasured. I hopse all is well for your firends niece and nephew.
    Jaime's patterns are very striking that I'll be back to see your creations.
    Jane

    PS: That floor looks great too BTW.

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  11. Beautiful quilts! the orange and black one will also be a great Halloween decoration.
    Cathy

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  12. Beautiful quilts for the kids. Great Orange quilts on the way.

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  13. The quilts look great. So nice to donate them to the kids... they'll love them!

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  14. I love your colorful Project Linus quilts and Orange Crush looks yummy! Looking forward to seeing it come together.

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  15. I'm lovin' that orange! You've got some great things going on here! Great to see what you're doing again--I've missed checking in on blogs lately.

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  16. Wonderful quilts and the meandering looks perfect on them! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion at the River Linky Party Tuesday

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