Kids Quilts

My quilt guild is making quilts for children in the foster care system. At our last meeting, we sorted fabric and stitched together blocks to make quilt tops. The one above is one I completed at the meeting and brought home to quilt. The blocks were already made. All I did was add the sashing and borders.
This quilt top I finished this afternoon. The squares of fabric had been cut to size as well as the strips for the alternate blocks. I stitched the strips together and cut them to match the size of the other blocks, then stitched them together in rows.
So I now have 2 tops to quilt up and bind in time for our next meeting.
I have a quilt on the machine at present that I'm hoping to finish up on Monday. It's a customer quilt with an applique rose design on a black background. It's stabilized at this point and I've quilted around the applique. I'll echo around the applique in the borders and quilt in feathers in the body of the quilt. I'll post photos once it's done.
Susan

Comments

Connie said…
They are beautiful. The kids will adore them!
cq4fun said…
I look forward to seeing the pics of the one you are quilting.

Those are two wonderful quilts. I love finishing something someone else has started. It always makes me feel speedy!
Susan Loftin said…
Thank you Connie. I can't take credit other than putting the tops together, but I hope they will bring comfort to the kids.
Susan
Talk-n-tidbits said…
You do not have any idea what those quilts will mean to foster children. I work in the foster care system here in Oregon and we have a local quilt guild that makes quilts and donates them. I get to see the joy on their faces when they get a quilt of their very own. It means so much to them, no matter the age of the child. Bless you! Judi
Susan Loftin said…
Thank you, Judi. I love quilting for charity, but I can only guess what this means to the kids. I hope to make many more for them in the future.
Susan

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