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Thank Goodness…

Hands of Faith

Thank goodness, I finally figured out how to add pictures to my posts.  This one will be short because I wore myself out trying to figure this out.

      I thought I would share a short story about a Charity Quilt I completed in 2010.  A co-worker approached me about making and donating a quilt to their son’s elementary school’s annual fund-raising benefit.  I do a lot of charity quilts and I thought this one was a worthy cause so I said yes.

We purchased some fun fabrics and fabric paint.  The teachers helped the kids dip their hands in the fabric paint and transfer it to precut muslin squares.  I had no idea what I ‘d get back in what colors.  I took the yellows and framed each block in brown and laid out the cross in the center, which was very appropriate for this Catholic school.  I laid the remaining blocks out until I thought they looked pleasing.  I had exactly enough blocks for this project.

    I had a fun working on this quilt.  It allowed me to be very creative because I had to work with what I received.  I also hadn’t had my Handi Quilter very long so it was one of my earlier works on the machine.  I was nervous because it was the first time someone asked me to make a quilt that I agreed to do it.  I’ve always turned requests down because I didn’t want deadlines to deal with.

Maybe next time someone asks you to make a fun quilt for a project you feel you can support, you’ll say yes.  Step out of your box and give a new project a try for a worthy cause.  You’ll be surprised what you learn in the process.

Ronda

Comments on: "Thank Goodness…" (4)

  1. Very pretty quilt, Ronda!! Love the hand prints — I did a ‘Grand Hands’ quilt for my mom several years ago — I had each of her grandchildren send me an outline of their hands, and then I appliqued them onto their own block. It’s a fun piece too! 🙂

  2. That’s a great idea Denise. I’ll have to keep that in mind.

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