I'm especially excited about this little Car Mat Quilt. Seth has grown out of it a bit, but he LOVED driving his little cars on EVERYTHING from the time he was about 18 months until he was 4 or so. I've seen some other ones around the blogsphere and thought of a way to sew them up that takes very little planning. I've now made 3 quilt tops like this and really like how they turn out. I love that you can use whatever scraps you have on hand and although it looks like a lot of piecing...it's really just sewing 4 or 5 large blocks of green together and then sewing in roads. Karen, the founder of Katie's Comforter's Guild of Seattle Children's Hospital sent me lots of green fabrics to play with, so I'll be making more of these. When I sew the next one, I'll take some detailed pictures for a tutorial. I tucked a little car inside the blanket, so a little guy has something to drive on the roads.
This was another special quilt. Katie and I started it together about a year ago and have worked on it off and on (mostly off) ever since. I finally got the binding sewed on it for her. From the beginning, she knew it was to be donated to someone else...but she got to decide where to donate it. She decided she wanted it to go to the Children's Hospital with the other quilts.
When it was actually time to drop it off to the neighbors though, it was hard to let go. She wrote a card to go with it to the little girl who will receive it, and gave it a hug...and there were some tears after dropping it off. Part of me wanted to let her keep it...but she has FIVE precious blankets she sleeps with every night already, and I think there's a lot of value in teaching kids to occasionally give things up that are meaningful to them.
We also made a few quilts that were just large block of fabric with ties.
Everyone loved this cityscape fabric.
(How do you like her haircut? She did it herself!)
We were able to identify all of the cities except for this one...anyone know what city's skyline this is?
And one sweet lady who came to our little quilt party sewed up this whole quilt in a day. This is the one quilt that I didn't do a single thing to help make.
We washed all these up after taking the pictures, so they'd be fresh and clean for the sweet kiddos at Seattle Children's.
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