Sunday, June 06, 2010

Crisis Center Quilt Project - Progress!

Lookie!! My dad sent me a quilt top he made for one of the cribs at the crisis center. He made this pattern up himself, fussy-cutting it so that the tractors were carefully included in the blocks.

I am in awe! I could not figure out how he did it, but he said he took a piece of cardboard and made a cut out portion in it that was the size he wanted. He would carefully center it over each block he needed to cut, and then mark it and cut it!

I stitched in the ditch to quilt it, and then put a binding on it. He originally had left me enough fabric on the backing to bring it forward for a quick and easy binding - and I absently snipped right into it when I was trimming away my batting! I recovered my fumble by pulling some black from my stash and I think it goes well with the black in the tractor fabric.

I'm so impressed with it - Dad, you did an AWESOME job!! - this quilt is going to be just the perfect blankie for a little boy to curl up with and rest!

I want to take this quick opportunity to tell you ALL how much I appreciate your help with this project. I am truly touched by how we have all jumped in and helped in so many different ways! From donated fabric stash, to donated blocks that are being repurposed into gorgeous quilt tops, to finished quilts that are so cute, to quilt tops, to shirts with our quilt group name on them, to time and effort helping me sew these quilts.... Thank you, thank you, thank you!

The ladies are going to just LOVE them! I hope we are able to help warm both the bodies and the hearts of those who will use them.

The Red Hot Sew'nSews RULE!

Next up? I'll be quilting Dad's crib quilt that he made from a pattern called "Thunderbolt"!

Didn't he do a great job on this one too?

After that, I have several twin sized quilts to tackle! We're making this happen!!



Yvette said...

Well, now I know where you got the quilt bug from.

Dad did a FANTASTIC job. I am so impressed.

I can't wait for him to formulate that pattern for me.

Anonymous said...

I would love to show your dad's quilt to janet. It is terrific.

Jacque said...

Maybe it's genetic? :)

Dad (and all of us) did good!!