Thursday, August 2, 2012

Christmas in July Blog Hop...my day



Contest is now over...thanks for stopping by!

Here's the list of all of the bloggers.  I hope you have a chance to check out what everyone else is up to.


These lovely ladies share the day with me:
Grandmama's Stories
Sandra Kaye Designs
North Hills Quilter==that's me :)
Lv2sew
Quilty Doodads
Quilting in South Carolina
The Raspberry Rabbits
Charise Creates
Traveling Quilter
Nancy B at That Other Blog
Selina Quilts

Here is a super easy quilt to make for when you need that last minute Christmas gift.  I know you aren't like me and wait until the last second to get everything checked off your list!  You probably make all of your Christmas gifts during the summer, so you can take your time and relax!  Ha :)

For this project you will need at least 6 different fabrics.  More is better because it is easier to lay out the blocks so things don't match.  I used up pieces and scraps so there isn't an even number of anything.  I am the area coordinator for Binky Patrol (www.binkypatrol.org) and we get donations of Christmas fabrics all the time.  I have two big boxes right now that are waiting to be made into Christmas stockings for the troops.  Last year the local high school partnered with us and we made over 300 stockings in a single day!  The National Honor Society kids filled them and then delivered them to the returning wounded soldiers that come through Travis Air Force Base.

Ok, back to the quilt...
You need to cut 4 1/2 inch squares and 4 1/2 inch by 8 1/2 inch rectangles.  You will need three sets of these per 12 1/2 inch block so just do a little math (it's ok, you can use a calculator, I won't tell anyone) and figure out how big you want the finished quilt.  I make a ton of kid size quilts so I would go with either 12 or 20 blocks.  This one was made with 24 blocks set 4x6 so it is big enough for a tall guy.  But, it you are really ambitious, you can make it King Size.  I made a King Size quilt once.  Yeah, once...

 Start by sewing one square to the end of the rectangle.  You can press these, or not.  I'm not a presser.  If I can make a quilt without having to get out of my chair, I'm a happy camper :)
 Then, sew two strips together, flipping so the squares are on opposite ends.

Now, sew the last strip on, with the square next to the rectangle.  This is your basic block.  I have no idea if this block has a name or not, but I just came up with it while trying to clean out some of my scrap boxes.  I had some 4 1/2 inch squares and was making 9 patch blocks.  Then, I came across the 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch rectangles and started playing around

Begin the layout of the quilt.  This can be the fun part or can drive you crazy.  I love having my kids help me with this as we all gather around the quilt and move blocks until they are perfect.  I'm sure they will tell their children about making quilts (or how I tortured them!)


Sew the blocks together, add a border and quilt!  I added 4 1/2 inch borders all the way around, but you can make them any size you want.  Finished size of my quilt is 56x80 inches.  Great for cudding up on the couch with and would be perfect in Red, White and Blues for a Quilt of Valor or any color you like.  This quilt took me about 4 hours to complete.  Like I said, I love making quick and easy quilts.

This quilt, along with many others will be going to the Emergency Responders and those recovering from the Aurora Colorado shooting.  If you would like to help out, join the Facebook page for more information.  We are trying to collect about 400 quilts to cover everyone involved in the tragedy.  Can you make up a quilt quickly and get it sent?
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Aurora-Colorado-Emergency-Responder-Quilts/401592493230782

We'd love to have you join us!

I promised a prize for this blog hop since it is Christmas :)

How about a $25 gift card to JoAnn's?  I love shopping at my local JoAnn's and shopping online.   It's where I get all of my batting for the many quilts I make.  I use the 50 yard roll of Kodel brand and with a 50% off coupon can get it shipped to me for about $38.  I love the poly batting because it is thin and makes the quilts lightweight.  Perfect for cuddle quilts.
http://www.joann.com/kodel-traditional-loft-polyester-batting-48-x50yds/prd14437/

Here are the rules for the Gift Card Giveaway:
1. Leave a comment letting me know if you are a last minute gift maker or you work on Christmas gifts all year long.
2.  Leave a second comment and let me know if you've ever made charity quilts.  What is your favorite charity to give them to?
3.  Leave a comment if you are a follower of my blog.

Three comments, three chances to win.



Merry Christmas everyone!

231 comments:

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Farm Quilter said...

I make my Christmas presents ahead of time :o) Less stress LOL

Farm Quilter said...

I donate longarm quilting to American Heros, a group who provides a quilt for every wounded soldier who comes into the hospital at Lewis-McCord AFB in Washington. I also have made quilts (with the help of lots of wonderful quilters) for the group deployed to Afghanistan with my daughter (at her request as she was walking out the door!). I also make quilts for an Angel Flight pilot so he can give one to every patient he flies.

Farm Quilter said...

I am a follower of your blog!

Lesley said...

You have been busy! Love your quilt, and love the fact that you use quick piecing and 4 hours later, you have a cuddle quilt! It's a perfect Christmas quilt! Sounds like you are very busy giving to others...so wonderful that you share your gift of quilting. Thanks so much for participating and offering such a generous giveaway.

jirons42 said...

For the first time this year, I actually started working on some small Christmas gifts in March and still have a few more to do. My goal has been to do one a month.

jirons42 said...

My favorite place to send my charity quilts is Margret's Hope Chest but I also do some Quilts for Kids.

jirons42 said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Julie said...

I am a last minute person for Christmas presents.

Julie said...

I donate fabric to a group of ladies who makes charity quilts for the hospitals and VA Home.

Julie said...

I am a new follower. Thanks

robin said...

I seem to have my Christmas projects list done early...but the finishing of said list never seems to happen until the eleventh hour!

Susan said...

I work on Christmas gifts all year long!

Susan said...

I have never done a full quilt for charity but have done quilted bags, sewn items, etc. Love your quilt!

Sowing Stitches said...

I confess......
to being guilty of completing creative gifts as late as Christmas morning. That puts me in the last minute category doesn't it? Every year I try to plot and plan to start in January........

sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

Fiesta said...

Your work is beautiful. Thank you for sharing today.

Fiesta said...

I make and shop for gifts all year. Much less stressful.

Fiesta said...

I became a follower. Thank you for the chance

JoyceLM said...

I usually start my Christmas presents early, but then the finishing up is at the last minute. Thanks for the block tutorial & the giveaway.

JoyceLM said...

I'm working on my first charity quilts for my quilt guild. They'll be given to the Meals-on-Wheels program. Thanks for the chance to win.

JoyceLM said...

I'm a new follower of your blog. Thanks.

Kasey said...

I work on gifts all year, but ti seems I always forget a few and have to hurry to finish!

Kasey said...

So far, I've only donated to AAQI. It's fun to make tiny quilts and know they are helping fund research.

Lisa Marie said...

I'm pretty good to start Christmas gifts early, but the list always grows as the year goes on so there are always last minute things as well.

Lisa Marie said...

I have made many charity quilts over the years. For Project Linus, for a local crisis pregnancy center, and most recently for Hands2Help on the Confessions of a Fabric Addict blog.

Cindy Staub said...

You are an inspiration! I work on quilts all year round but have too many projects started, I need to finish some now.

I am a new follower :)

Rosa said...

So far I`ve only donated blocks to charity and heart breast.

Rosa said...

I work on gifts all year but with christmas gifts I began in July.

Donna said...

I am both a last minute and a do ahead Christmas sewer. I have just finished a table runner for a Christmas gift, but I find I have a tendency to decide to do more at the last minute when I really shouldn't!

Rosa said...

Of course,I`m a follower.Thanks for the chance!!

DebbieM said...

I try to work on things all year long, but there is always that last-minute thing I need to get done for someone. Thank you for the giveaway. I love JoAnn's too!

DebbieM said...

I have never donated to a charity, perhaps after I retire and have plenty of time to quilt. My quilting time is very limited with working full-time. I would choose a charity at that time that I could make small quilts for children in hospitals.

DebbieM said...

I am a follower. Thanks again for the chance to win.

Aurea said...

I am a last minute at times but I set myself crazy because I do it that way. Thanks for the give away. You are so generous with your talents. aurea.gillis@gmail.com

Cliodana said...

you're right great quick quilt! I'm the king who work all year long.. but have to confess, sometimes change my mind last minute and have to rush! hiihi thank's for the giveaway and have a nice day

Cliodana said...

second question, no never made charity quilt. where i live it's not comon to make charity quilt (canada - quebec - trois-rivières). Hope i see you on my turn sunday, have a giveaway too. nice day!

Gwen said...

I am quite the procrastinator, I'm afraid... so, I definitely am a last minute person. Every year I tell myself that I am going to do better, but just seem to stay so busy that things tend to be put off until the last minute... Thank you for the tutorial! And for the chance to win! :-) Merry Christmas! I am enjoying your posts-- and am now a follower!

Diann said...

I try to work on Christmas things during the year, and I do, but not enough so there's still a last minute rush.

Diann said...

I have made quilts for project Linus.

Quilt n Queen said...

What a fantastic quilt that is quick and easy to make....the best kind for quick donation quilt. Thanks for sharing and happy stitching!!

Quilt n Queen said...

I am a long time follower, thanks for the chance!

Madame Samm said...

And Merry Christmas to you..only a few days away ....
I love a woman who knows what to do with scraps...
your block is a perfect start to your quilt...look at what you did

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

I am a follower.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

I have donated blocks,but no finished quilts.
It was for a family of a soldier who was killed on duty.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

I start Christmas early, but never finish til the last minute...seems I keep adding in new things as I go.

Jessisca Lenderman said...

Your quilt are Christmasely beautiful : ) Thank you for sharing and Merry Merry Christmas : )

Quilt n Queen said...

Yes, I have donated many quilts to a number of organizations...no real favorite. Most recently I have donated to SafeHouse and Margaret's Hope Chest...there is always a need for a donation quilt and I always have one I'm working on. Thanks for sharing in the blog hop. Have a wonderful day!!

angchappell said...

Im a follower angchappell@yahoo.com

angchappell said...

I start to make the christmas present ahead of time but thats as far as i get always and the last minute than most present get to be late. angchappell@yahoo.com

angchappell said...

I have made quilts for project linus but now I make quilts for each of my family members.angchappell@yahoo.com

Mommarock said...

I actually am a last minute gift maker. Simply because I am a poor decision maker. It takes me forever to make up my mind on what to make. I'm still working through my latest decision, and it is making me craaazy!

Jennie P. said...

I'm a last minute gift maker...such a procrastinator!

Jennie P. said...

Yes, I've been working on a quilt for charity--for Quilts For Kids.

Jennie P. said...

I follow your blog via RSS/Google Reader. :)

Sheila said...

Great quilt , especially for a charity quilt. I make presents through out the year and yes I have made charity quilts for women's shelters . Thanks for sharing and keep up the great work:-)

Susan said...

i am a procrastinator, and make last minute gifts.

Susan said...

Yes, I have made many quilts for charity. I like any charity that involves children.

Just Carol said...

That quilt reminds me of the ones my mom used to make. Each piece of fabric was from something she had sewn--love it! I'm definitely a last minute shopper, though some of my Think Christmas items will be gifts for sure. Of course I follow your blog. :O)

pinsandneedles said...

I'm more of a last minute sewist, but not too last minute. Thanks for sharing your tutorial!

Sandra said...

I follow your blog and enjoy every moment spent there looking and letting you inspire me even more to quilt.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

pinsandneedles said...

I have made several quilt squares for various charity groups including Quilts of Valor & Quilts for Queensland. My favorite is Quilting for Kids, a flickr group that I joined. I just finished a girl's quilt that I'm donating...probably to a local hospital or shelter. http://quiltingbydawn.blogspot.com/2012/07/a-sweet-finish-and-some.html

Sandra said...

Christmas has become year long for me. Decisions take longer and if I am making quilts, I want them ready long before Christmas comes. Some of the gifts, maybe canning or dinner baskets,can wait close to Christmas Eve.
I really don't give quilts to Charity but I do give my quilts to family and friends. I don't consider myself really talented to enter fairs and my quilts are just OK.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Purl Buttons said...

I follow!

Purl Buttons said...

My last charity quilt went to Quilts of Valor, honoring servicemen and servicewomen.

Purl Buttons said...

I make homemade gifts way ahead but lots of time have to save them for the next year if they are not finished in time. That is how they turn out WAAAAAAy ahead!

Bonny said...

Wow - you already have a Christmas quilt made!
I am so impressed! So pretty!

Needled Mom said...

I actually am both. I like to work on gifts throughout the year, but do a lot at the last minute too.

Needled Mom said...

I am one of your followers.

Needled Mom said...

Our guild does a lot of charity quilts, but my favorite ones to make for them are the NICU at our local hospital and our local children's hematology center.

Jennifer Gail said...

All year long. Thanks

hueisei said...

Last minute gal! :)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh this is a great post! Thank you for reminding us about the most important part of Christmas, giving.

hueisei said...

I'm a follower.

B Greene said...

I am a last-minute maker all the way - so sad, but true :-(

B Greene said...

I haven't donated a quilt yet, but I am planning to make one for Siblings Together (probably for next year's camp). Thanks for the chance to win!

BizyStitches said...

I'm now a happy follower. Thanks

BizyStitches said...

I don't have a big Christmas list so I do work on things during the year.

BizyStitches said...

I've never made a charity quilt but I have made quilt block to be used in quilts for the wonderful soldiers.

Bonnie58 said...

I try to work on items throughout the year, but never seem to get enough completed sp always end up scrambling at the end. Thanks for the great giveaway

bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Karen said...

I love your quilt idea & will probably be making one for a gift at the end of December!

Judith said...

What a sweet quilt Marilyn! Love it! With our busy schedule, we never get our gifts out on time.
All our children live out of state or out of town. Even while working on our gifts all year long. I am now a follower. Love your tutorial on your sweet quilt. I have made and donated quilts for children who lost their homes. It just breaks my heart. Thank you for sharing...Judith, Texas

Sandra Kaye said...

Super cute quilt!! And easy peasy to do!! Thanks for joining the swap!! Hugs

Judy B said...

I am a last minute quilter. I love your quilt, looks so festive!

Judy B said...

I donate fabric for charity quilts to an organization, as I do not belong to a Guild.

Judy B said...

I am a follower

aiah23 said...

I am always finishing up a gift last minute but I start them in the summer, or the year before (if it's a complex counted cross-stitch design).

aiah23 said...

I haven't made a charity quilt yet but I am interested in making some for Quilts of Valor. Our local Quilt Works actively donates quilts to them and a few other charities throughout each year.

Karen said...

I'm definitely a last minute person. And then I kick myself because I don't enjoy the process. Sigh!

Karen said...

I love making charity quilts and I'm ready to try your pattern today. I give to my local women's group for our raffle and I also give preemie quilts to the local hospital. I've also made a number of Quilts for Kids with their fabric and my own.

Connie said...

What a wonderful quilt! I try to work on things for Christmas all year but at the last moment I seem to find more things I want to make! Thanks for a great giveaway!

Connie said...

Of course I follow your wonderful blog, thanks for the giveaway!

sandra said...

Yes I do charity quilts and choose different ones each time. I loved your quilt and it looked easy and a good way to use up Christmas fabric.

Peggy H. said...

I start early, but then end up finishing last minute. Life just gets in the way.

Peggy H. said...

I do lots of charity quilts, mostly through The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints humanitarian, but often through other organizations sending things to Korea, Haiti, etc. Your quilt looks like a fun one to try for all the scraps I collect.

Peggy H. said...

I am a new follower.

Crickets Corner said...

I start making my Christmas gifts in September but usually end up making something at the last minute. Last year it was a couple of aprons on Christmas eve.

Crickets Corner said...

I am a follower.

Crickets Corner said...

I haven't made any charity quilts yet but have two tops on my sewing table right now that I intend to take to our local cancer center for them to give to people undergoing chemo.

Aggiequilter said...

What a neat quilt and for such a good cause! We made quilts last fall for families affected in the Bastrop, TX fires near here.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Aggiequilter said...

I'm a last minute gift maker too often, despite my best intentions!

Aggiequilter said...

I'm a new follower too!

Linda said...

HELLO! YES, IVE' MADE MANY CRIB SIZE QUILTS FOR OUR LOCAL GROUP "CRIB CONNECTION"! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Linda said...

HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Linda said...

HI! I MAKE CHRISTMAS GIFTS ALL YEAR LONG>LOVE DOING CHRISTMAS! THANK YOU FOR A SWELL GIVEAWAY@

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Lindi said...

Yes I have made charity quilts for the 'Quilts of Valor' and also the disabled vets. They are giving their lives and body parts so I can sit home and sew. Let's not forget that! Love the 'fast' quilt, great idea. L

deborah said...

Fun scrappy quilt!!!

Nellie Duclos said...

I'm with you. I am having a difficult time getting motivated to do anything related to Christmas during the summer. I guess it's the calendar more than the weather because in CA the weather can still be nice in the fall and sometimes into November. Besides, I'm still trying to complete many UFO's that are not holiday related. I buy notions, batting etc from Joann's but have been disappointed by the selections of fabrics at the stores in my area. I find the larger stores have a much better selection, but then it forces me to complete the projects I have!

JanesQuilting said...

I always have my eyes open for gifts for Christmas. I guess you could say I make them year round. But come December, I always think of more and end up busy anyway.

JanesQuilting said...

Yes, I do Charity quilts, baby blankets, etc. I am a member of WCE.

JanesQuilting said...

I am new to your blog, but am now a follower.

Abbigail said...

I'm a new follower!

Abbigail said...

I usually wait until the last minute or until it's too late.

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

I am very definitely a last minute type of person! I always PLAN on starting in the spring or summer, but never do!

Linda said...

I like to make quilts for the Preemies in our local Military Hospital.

Linda said...

I am a new follower!

Cecilia said...

I try not to be a last minute quilter, but sometimes it happens. :-)

Cecilia said...

I make quilts for Project Linus and also for the local children's hospital.

Cecilia said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

Gill said...

I'd like to have my Christmas stuff finished on time but I'm usually still sewing on Christmas Eve!

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

Gill said...

I make quilts for our local childrens' hospital!

Marcia W. said...

I make charity quilts for our church to donate and use in the sanctuary.

Marcia W. said...
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Marcia W. said...

I'm a last minute quilter when comes to Christmas gifts and projects.

Bonnie said...

I make a lot of Christmas gifts and work on them through out the year, but it seems that I always end up finishing one in the car on the way to wherever we are having the family Christmas.

Bonnie said...

I have made quilts for Linus and donate one or two to the Relay for Life each year.

Bonnie said...

I am a follower. Thanks for the give away and for the quilt pattern. It is easy, but looks so nice when done. I have a couple of people who would love a quilt like that.

AlessandraLace said...

I am not a last minute Christmas presents. I like to no have stress. hugs

AlessandraLace said...

I never made a charity quilt, but I would like to.

AlessandraLace said...

I am follower

Kathryn said...

I am definitely a last minute person. I'll get it done, but not much before the event.

Kathryn said...

I do a lot of charity sewing - quilts for homeless shelter, pillowcases for hospital, placemats for Meals on Wheels.

quiltmom said...

Thanks for the nice quick scrap block- it makes a very nice quilt and would go together quickly.
It is wonderful for you to be involved with some great causes- the world is a better place because of quilters like you.
Warmest regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Margaret said...

I am a last minute kind of girl. I am usually sewing up until we actually open the gifts.

Margaret said...

I make quilts and give them to whoever I think might need one. I also supply quilts to our local CareNet (pregnancy resource center) and to our church for auctioning off to raise money for Christian education.

Margaret said...

I am a follower

MooseStash Quilting said...

I wish I was organized enough to make my gifts all year long, but it doesn't happen! :-) I have done charity quilts for Project Linus and the Aurora Police Department. So glad to hear about the quilts for the first responders! And lastly I am a new follower! Glad to have found you!

Pam said...

Hiya! What wonderful work! I do a little of both---early work and last minute. I aim for early, but always seem to be finishing up on Christmas Eve, or even Christmas morning! Thank you for the giveaway, blessed be, hugs!!!

Pam said...

Hiya! I'm a quilter wannabe, haven't yet started actually sewing, so I haven't made any charity quilts, but I can easily see that in my future. Blessed be, hugs!!!

Pam said...

Hiya! I am your newest email follower. I look forward to many wonderful posts. Blessed be, hugs!!!

Ruth Ann said...

I just joined your blog as an email follower. I retired from teaching kindergarten 31 years and teach preschool 2 days a week now. I'd like to say I make my Christmas gifts ahead of time but I'm always working on something else then. I'm usually finishing up things just in time. Love how your Christmas quilt came together.

Ruth Ann said...

I forgot to say what my favorite quilt charity is! My daughter was adopted from S. Korea. We took a bunch of little quilts to our agency in Seoul when we visited several years ago. I've since made a few that I send to someone who takes tours to S. Korea.

Lisa Cox said...

I tend to me a last minuter.

Lisa Cox said...

I've not done a quilt for charity yet as I'm still a newbie. But if I did, I think I would donate it to the local 4H kids to raffle off.

Lisa Cox said...

I am a very happy follower

Gloria said...

I usually make gifts a moth or so before needed. I like to make quilts or quilted items.

Gloria said...

I have a goal of 12 premmie quilts ayear and they are given through my guild to 2 hospitals in Winston Salem. I also make about 18 nap blankets a year given to the lower income schools to the 4 year old. No batting is used and our guild donates 450 a year. ThenI give away throw size quilts to various organizations or needs as I am motivated. I have a longarm and that speeds up the quilting.

VickiT said...

Pretty quilt and one that I think I could even handle getting done.

I am the Queen of Procrastination so yea, last minute sewing goes on in my house all the time. Two years ago I was finishing the last part of a gift as the ones that gifts was for were coming in our back door to spend Christmas day with us. LOL Can't get much more last minute than that.

Karen O said...

My first year as a quilter, but since I am usually last minute, I would assume it will be the same with this.

Karen O said...

I helped with some donation quilts for a preschool in India. I hope to do more soon!

Karen O said...

I am now a follower! Love all your quilts and your generous heart.

Julie in WA said...

Nope, I do not make things all year long. In fact, I generally wait until the last possible minute! How silly of me, really, for I do not handle stress well at all...

Julie in WA said...

I like the Quilt of Valor charity, and yes, I have one finished that was recently presented to a soldier who returned home a quadriplegic. What an honor to make a quilt for one man who gave so much for his country...for us!

Nancy Biggs said...

Our guild works twice a year on charity quilts. Our most recent finishes went to tornado victims in Kentucky. I try to begin quilting gifts way ahead of time. I've made 4 tree skirts for this Christmas. I got the pattern at last year's Madame Samm's Christmas blog. Adding your blog right now! Thanks for your work and giveaway.

Linda V said...

I have made one charity quilt. It was made for a doctor's office that was a non-profit. This doctor's ministry was treating Lyme disease patients and risking her license in doing aggressive treatments. Her treatment saved my daughter's life! Thanks for the chance to win!

Linda V said...

I am a follower. Thanks again for the contest.

Linda V said...

I usually work last minute on Christmas gifts. This year I am starting already! Yippee!

LJ said...

I work at my gifts all year long; love taking classes at my LQS and use those projects for gifts.

LJ said...

I am a follower of yours - with Google Reader.

LJ said...

No charity quilts, yet. I'm pretty new at quilting and struggle just to get my things completed. I'm always so impressed when I see so many who offer their time, effort, and $$ to aid others.

Texas JennyWren said...

Love your quilt you shared. I am a follower of your blog. Thanks for a chance to win the gift certificate.

Texas JennyWren said...

I kind of procrastinate until the last minute. That is when I get my "creativity" on and make fun gifts. Thanks for another chance to win the gift certificate.

Texas JennyWren said...

I donate quilts to 100 Quilts for Kids and for Quilts for Kids. My friends and I have also made lap quilts for the seniors in our community. Thanks for a chance to win.

ytsmom said...

I start ahead of time, but am usually working down to the last minute,or after! It runs in the family!

ytsmom said...

I have made several charity quilts. They go to a local charity called Make Christmas Happen. They provide boxes of food for people in need, and also try to make sure everyone gets a gift. Lap-size quilts are really popular, and I have also donated pillowcases and tablerunners.

Sara said...

I start early making Christmas gifts...

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

Sara said...

charity quilts are a big part of the quilts I make...the quilts we make (a group of friends and I) go to either the homeless shelter or to someone who has had a fire, is terminally ill, or just needs a warm quilt as a hug...

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

Mary said...

If there wasn't a last minute, I wouldn't get some things done! If I make things early I often wind up giving them away early and still don't have anything to give at Christmas.

Mary said...

I have done charity quilts for Quilts for Kids and I also make them for our local sheriff and policemen to give to kids in crisis situations. I recently retired from teaching Family and Consumer Sciences. My students and I made quilts for the rest home and the local domestic abuse shelter.

Mary said...

I am now a follower of your blog.

Sallie said...

I usually make some Christmas gifts during the year. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sallie said...

I make charity quilts for our church quilt ministry - we send them to foreign orphanages and to the local pregnancy help center.

Sallie said...

I'm a follower.

Gmama Jane said...

I've been a follower for quite some time!!
Gmama Jane

Gmama Jane said...

I am usually a last minute kinda gal but Think Christmas has gotten me a big head-start!! Love your quilt and such a quick pattern to make.
Gmama Jane

Gmama Jane said...

I make quilts for Project Linus plus Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. I also make quilts for "Comfy Quilts' as well as extras in odd sizes for the Premie NICU.
My grandson was born premature and stayed in the NICU for almost a month. He has Cerebral Palsy but CP does not have him!
Blessings
Gmama Jane

auntdebbiequilts said...

Hi, Marilyn. I enjoyed your post. You are the most prolific quilter I know. I admire how much you get done and how generous you are with your time, talent and treasure.

I am a last-minute gift-maker. Yes, I love to make charity quilts. Right now my favorite charities are Redwood Family Center and Stanislaus Family Justice Center. Now and then I give my excess fabric to your Binky Patrol group, so that's another favorite.

Yes, I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

Debbie
http://travelingquilter.blogspot.com/

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Yep... Last Minute Lucy, here.

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

My guild started a project a few years ago making lap quilts for the Wounded Warriors in the transition unit at our local army base, Ft. Bliss. We delivered them in person and brought cookies, books, toiletries, etc.

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

I'm a new follower...

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

My good intentions with handmade Christmas gifts usually starts about December 1. And then it's awfully late. But it's become part of the tradition, so that's me!

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

I'm a new follower with the RSS feed.

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

I have quilted a couple of charity quilts on the long arm. But one of the fun projects our quilt guild did was to make dozens of pillow cases for Camp Rainbow Gold, a summer camp for children with cancer of all types. They get to take home a reminder of their days at camp. So much fun!

Sue said...

I say I am going to sew all year long for Christmas but I always procrastinate! So make me a last minute sewer.

Sue said...

I follow your blog!

Tricia said...

Hello from Follower #237. Thanks for the Chance to win the JoAnn's GC. I love shopping there. Especially if I time right with coupons. ;)

Sincerely,
Tricia

Tricia said...

Let see I have made preemie blankets for a hospital in PA and for the Reading Animal shelter when I lived there and was a part of a guild.
But me & then 8 yr.son made pillowcases for a local hospital here in MI. and we pass them out & get to see their faces light up, making their stay just a bit brighter.
Thanks for the chance to win the JoAnn's gift card.

Sincerely,
Tricia

Tricia said...

This year I'm trying something new and actually start making Christmas gifts this month instead of stressing, getting flustered & unable to finish something like in pass years.

Thank You for the chance to win the JoAnn's gift card. IF I win, I plan to use it to make Christmas gifts.

Sincerely,
Tricia

lynaeve said...

I'm a follower

lynaeve said...

I used to be a last minute gift buyer, but I'm working on this years gifts right now. I'm making a crazy quilt for my inlaws

lynaeve said...

I have never made a charity quilt, but I will. When my daughter was born, I had to stay at the Ronald McDonald house for a month and they gave me a quilt. I'm wanting to repay them.

sandyb said...

I make some ahead of time but there is ALWAYS the last minute, rush, rush gives:)

thank you

sandyb720 at gmail dot com

sandyb said...

I haven't made any fabric quilts for charity but I have made crochet blankets. I just sent one to Ohio for a raffle for a hospital for children that have tumors. our major things is to donate to veteran's affairs in our area - crochet, quilting and chainsaw carvings.

Thank you

sandyb720 at gmail dot com

sandyb said...

I am a follower via email

Thank you

sandyb720 at gmail dot com

jmniffer said...

I'm a last minute gift maker. That needs to change!

jmniffer said...

I've never made a charity quilt; QOV may be the first group I make one for.

jmniffer said...

I am a new follower!

ljeanne said...

I am a new follower.

ljeanne said...

I am a new follower.

ljeanne said...

I am not last minute, just the next to the last minute.

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