Wednesday, January 19, 2011

"It takes a lot of Pieces"

I am so excited to tell you that we have new piecers and quilters who have jumped in to help us with our project of making quilts for the kids at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.  After reading the article in the paper, several sent emails saying they would like to help.  After thinking about it for maybe three seconds we emailed them back and said we would love to have their help.  Thanks to Shelly's organizational skills we met at her house recently and were able to put faces with names.  We had a great time and those who had finished their part of a quilt brought those for show and tell.  A couple of the ladies were not able to be there due to previous commitments so we are hoping to be able to meet again at some point to get to know them better as well.  I've already gotten tops pieced back from some of them and quilt tops quilted from others.  It is exciting to see the group growing.  I never thought when I started thinking about this project that it would come so far in such a short amount of time.  A huge thank you to all our new quilters.

I have some fun quilts to share with you today.  We are getting quilts done quicker now with all the new hands at work.  The quilt below is a great example of who we are and what we do.  It is made from scraps of fabric used in other quilts we have already made.  We put lots of different pieces together and came up with a gorgeous quilt. Some people say "It takes a village..."  I say "It takes a lot of pieces!"

Is this a fun quilt or what?  If you notice the quilting, it is in varigated thread and simply incredible.  The ladies who have stepped up to do the quilting for us are genuinely kind, caring and very giving people.  They don't want to be singled out for attention.  I can't say enough good things about them as a group.  They are awesome!


This quilt is much cuter than the picture showed.  I took the picture at night and the light is not as good as it could be.  The back of the quilt is great and just as cute as the front!

And finally, brown and pink are oh so chic and so is the girl with a quilt full of purses!  The squares in this quilt have all sorts of fun purses covering them.  Whoever gets this quilt will be right in style!  Be sure to check out the back--darling shaded pink with bubbles.  (And don't forget that quilting!)

The beginning of a monster snowstorm is starting outside.  I am off to the quilting room to sort through my pieces to see what I can come up with today. I hope all the pieces of your day come together to make it a great day for all.