Right now I have the luxury of sewing just for charity and fun. My brain is filled with so many projects for wonderful and worthwhile organizations and endeavors. If only we had more time in the day! Already I’m trying to manage my week’s schedule including my annual mammogram, a sewing lesson with a possible job opportunity, finding a contractor for a house leak, and… oh yeah…my middle son’s 21st birthday dinner! Like everyone, I have responsibilities beyond my hobby but oh, if I could just create things all day!
Covered In Love
I finally tackled this month’s Covered in Love block request. I love participating in Kat’s requests and feel so privileged to be a part of something so grand. However, this recent block request, with multiple flying geese, really intimated me. As it was getting towards the end of the month, I finally had to bite the bullet. To my delight, I found that I really enjoyed making them! Yes, flying geese are time intensive and look to be quite complicated, but they are so fun! While some of my points aren’t perfect, I was able to get a little more proficient with each goose. I only made 4 blocks, but I love how they look. Someday, I would love to make an entire scrappy quilt like this.
I truly can’t wait to see the stunning quilts that Kat and her team will pull together. The lavender colors are soothing and so lovely. If you don’t know about CIL, do check out Kat’s blog at katandcatquilts.com. With help from people all over, she makes and donates comfort quilts to terminally ill people in the hospital. It’s an awesome endeavor that brings such warmth at such a difficult time in the lives of families. Selfishly, I also always learn something new, each and every time I make her blocks. This round I was able to tackle something that I was afraid of, so thank you Kat.. for all you do, for everything!
A Doll Like Me
Since I love to sew tiny clothing, I also made some more boy doll pants. I found a last remnant of the book-worm fabric and it was just enough for this little pair of slacks. While they could be for a boy or girl doll, Amy, of A Doll Like Me, has received lots of orders for boy dolls lately. Therefore, I skipped over making little dresses this time. As I mentioned in a previous post, this Cargo pants pattern, is quite versatile and easy to make. I am a little obsessed with those pockets and key fobs…but that’s ok. I need to amuse myself too!
Another Hurricane Michael Quilt Drive Update
For those looking to still sew for charity, please keep in mind the Florida Panhandle Hurricane Michael Quilt Drive, which was started by several talented and generous quilters. You may recall that the area was struck with a horrible hurricane in October. The Aldersgate quilters, along with nearby quilting guilds, have made so many quilts, but more are still needed. They prefer no more quilt blocks but rather quilt tops or entire quilt.
Any size works and will even take crocheted or fleece blanket donations. You know the kind of fleece blanket that get tied at the ends without sewing? Well, even those are welcome. Here’s a video tutorial for an easy no-sew fleece blanket just to make it as easy as possible.
In my last post, I shared a little string quilt that’s in progress for the Hurricane Michael drive. I included a Half Square Triangle String Quilt tutorial in that post as well. The little quilt top is now larger, with an extra row and a double border. I promise to show it just as soon there’s a sunny day for photographing.
For more information on the Hurricane Michael quilt drive, please reach out via email or mail completed tops, quilts, blankets and/or fabric donations to:
UMW Quilting Group, Hurricane Quilt Drive,
Aldersgate United Methodist Church,
6610 Vaughn Road,
Montgomery, Alabama 36116