Monday, September 1, 2008

unexpected phone call

One thing I love about Binky Patrol is the unexpected phone calls. I get them for different reasons. Sometimes people call needing blankets for kids in crisis. I love those because it spurs me on to action. I get inspired to make a quick quilt and get excited to know that a little bit of fabric and a little bit of time can bring comfort to a child in need. I also love the phone calls like the one I got today. This one was from a lady who had called me before. She is downsizing her fabric and called to see if I could take some more. Since I had my shoes on and lunch didn't need to be made for another half an hour, I told her I would be right over.

Look at what she gave me!

Some are bags of unfinished project. One is a finished quilt top that they just didn't like. Look at this block of the eagle! This one will go to Alycia for her Quilts of Valor project. There is a baggie with more pieces and maybe a pattern for how to sew the rest together? Not sure about that one. I think I might even have given up on that, but I love the end result. And the crazy quilt blocks. I just love the colors on those. There are directions for that one and pieces and scraps to finish it up. Wow, what fun to play with for the rest of the day.


Delighted Hands said...

What a nice perk after your goodbyes.....good for you!

suzbinky said...

I think the stained-glass window one is my favorite!

Thanks for all that you do to comfort the children and teens, Marilyn!

Susan Finch, Founder
Binky Patrol Comforting Covers for kids

Alycia said...

Whoo hoo - look at all that!! You will be busy!

AverettLadyNana said...

What a beautiful bunch of fabric. You were really lucky. Whenever someone gives me fabric. It is such junk I can't imagine anyone ever purchasing. I try to be gracious, take it home. Find something that isn't too bad quality, use it in something, tell them I used some of your fabric today. But, most if not all goes straight to the dumpster. It isn't something I'd give to Goodwill. I don't want to sound like a prude as I do buy inexpensive fabric but it's decent quality as well as nice quilt shop fabric.