Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Downy Quilt Kits

Several weeks ago, one of my quilt groups decided to get onboard with the Quilts for Kids campaign, sponsored in part by Downy. I first saw mention of these on Pat's blog, but they seem to be popping up all over the place lately. The Quilts for Kids folks will ship a quilt kit to you that includes precut fabrics for the top plus the backing fabric. You supply the batting and the labor and ship it back to them. Most of our group wanted to participate; but since getting them quilted was an obstacle for most of the ladies, I offered to do it.

All my other quilting has been on hold for the last couple weeks, as I've tried to get these little quilts done. I've quilted nine so far, including three more that got finished yesterday. I have only my own left to do, then I'll be done. I haven't even finished my Star Crazy blocks for March yet nor my hexagon block from last week, and I'm not sure when I'll get them done now. We're shop hopping Friday and doing another charity project Saturday. Busy week!

Quilting ten little quilts all right in a row was a great opportunity to get some practice in and try out some new pantographs. My favorite was this one called Plaza from Willow Leaf Studio. It was fun to do, and I wasn't sure if I'd like the red thread on this quilt, but I actually liked it a lot when I was done.

This one was a pantograph called Crazy Puzzle from Meandering is just about the only free motion skill I possess at the moment, so I forget now why I got this panto, but I sure do like it.

Margo took some pictures of the rest of the Downy quilts today at the Tacoma Lakes chapter meeting, but she hasn't gotten them posted yet. I'll link to them when she does. They're all so cute.


Barb D said...

Sue, you did a great job on these charity quilts! Thank you so much for quilting mine!! I love the new 'pantos' - I plan to get the binding on mine tomorrow! See ya Saturday!

Sequana said...

I just boxed up and sent two back today. It's hard for me to get them laundered, so I don't know that I'll do anymore.

Mine were really cute tho. I bet they're getting a LOT of them back, since I've been seeing this around for at least 6 months.

Valentina said...

What an awesome and worthy cause, Sue. And I love your attitude: might as well practice something new in the process! :)

Joan said...

You have been sooo busy - great going !

Lori said...

They are gorgeous!

Judy S. said...

Nice work! You have really been busy.