Sunday, November 4, 2012

Four Hundred Plus

We have hit a milestone! It is not one I had ever anticipated when I decided to make a few quilts.  We have now donated 410 quilts to LMH Pediatrics!!!  I don't know about you, but I think that is a huge number.  For those of you that quilt, you know the time you spend on one quilt.  If you pieced a top, quilted a top, sewed a binding or made a donation, pat yourself on the back!  After you finish that, say out loud, "I made a difference."  Each and every one of you are incredible.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Not only have you made a difference for all the 410 children, but you've made a difference in my life too.

Speaking of that, several people have given us great donations of fabric.  Thanks to Barbara, Terry, Liz and Susan.

I have terrific quilts to show you!

I know Halloween has passed but I didn't want to miss the chance to show you two more of the Halloween quilts we did.  This one began at Judith's house.  Sandy quilted it.  She pieced the backing--isn't it cute?  After that, she went a little crazy and quilted it with totally awesome quilting.  The orange thread is perfect.  She could have done some simple quilting that would have been quick but instead decided to put extra work into it to make it special.  Thanks Sandy!

This Halloween quilt also started at Judith's house and ended up with Sandy.  Sandy did quilting with orange thread that looks like bat wings.

This quilt was pieced by Susan.  It is a bit larger than some of our quilts.  That makes it perfect for a teenage girl.

Isn't this a fun quilt?  It has all kinds of dogs and dog faces in the panels.  The red and blue accent fabrics make it great for a little boy.  Jenni pieced it and Shannon added the perfect backing and quilting.

Paula pieced this sweet quilt.  Nan added the backing and the pretty quilting.  I think this one is just so soft and soothing.

This quilt is called Crazy Eights because you use eight fat quarters.  Susan pieced it.  Sandy used a fun tan batik on the back.  As you can see from the bottom photo she went crazy again and did lots of quilting on it.  (I just love it when she gets crazy like that!)

Because everyone has been very busy helping keep quilts ready for the kids, I have lots more to show you.  I think I will save those for another day.

Simon is getting very close to walking!  It helps to hang on.  

You should hang on too.  We're on our way to 500--our next milestone!