Saturday, March 13, 2010

On a Whim


I've heard quilters discussing Quilts for Kids, for hospitalized children, sponsored by Downey, so I gave it a try. Just a few clicks and a packet of fabric was on it's way. I received it in less than a week, all precut, with instructions, a drawing, and "please return in 4 weeks." They ask for a LOT of quilting, no ties!" I can do that! The fabric is excellent quality and delightful! That GREEN is the backing and binding.

Below is the finished top - this little project was a good reminder that it's really much easier to assemble a quilt if the pieces are large AND precut! It's about 36 x 45. I add my batting and pay for return shipping. Maybe I'll also include one of my other kids quilts in the return package.

Give it some consideration - the top took only a few hours to assemble, and you can stitch in the ditch with your walking foot, or practice your machine quilting. (No invisible thread, please).

10 comments:

Vicki W said...

and it's really cute too!

Darlene said...

Very cute, Elaine! My kit finally arrived yesterday - guitars are in the focus fabric. :-) I'll get it done this week end, as well.

Gypsy Quilter said...

What a lovely finish and I've no doubt some young person will be extremely happy to receive such a treasure.

Jeanne said...

That will make some child very happy. Nice work, Elaine.

AnnieO said...

Good job! They did a wonderful combo of fabrics and colors, very cheerful. I have just signed up for a kit. Thanks for the reminder that these are availalbe. Love the precut thing--so much simpler to just open and get sewing!

Barbara said...

I received the same kit. I want to get it finished this weekend. Mine just came in on Wednesday. You did a great job on your kit! I also want to include another quilt when I return mine.

Kate said...

How cute! nice job.. love the blue border.

I just put mine in the box to send back, along with the extra one they request...

What a great program this is.

Joyce said...

Nice. My local thrift shop takes in donated tops and I am thinking of volunteering to quilt some of them. It would be a good way to practise.

Lynn said...

Some child will love it!

Johanna said...

Aunt Elaine-

We receive quilts on our unit at Children's in Milwaukee. I love to pass them out to the babies stuck in the hospital. They are especially great to dress up the metal, hospital cribs that look like baby-jails.

Thanks for donating!!