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.