Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Quilt Day

 The rule at Quilt Day is if we find an article of clothing in the donated fabric, someone has to wear it.  My son 'volunteered' or at least didn't run away when we put the wrap around skirt on him.  He's a good sport.
 And a good worker
 The kids got 6 really big fleece blankets done today in 3 hours.
 I think they were starting to go a little crazy at the end.
 The ladies made 26 quilt tops.  Yep, that's right, 26 quilt tops.  And I was starting to worry that I was going to run out.  Silly me!
 Nancy was busy with the Studio cutter.  She was on a mission to make tumblers.  She loves to sew them together.  She cut up all the 7 inch bits and we worked on the 4-5 inch bucket.  I swear we cut and cut and didn't even make a dent in it.  I even cut 4 1/2 inch squares using the strip die.  She took the Studio home for the week.

 We had ladies sewing binding
 And ladies sewing quilt tops

 It doesn't matter how old you are, everyone can help make quilts for kids.
 My son even wore the skirt as a cape.  It gave him super powers.
 The girls made scarves out of the selvages.  Oh, so pretty.
 He really got into his work.  Whatever it takes to make these blankets, he's willing to do.  Or, maybe he was just taking a nap and testing out the blanket.  At least the cape matches his outfit.
 I tell you, working with teenagers is the best job in the world!
 Who needs to spend money on a date when you can make blankets with your best friend/girlfriend.  These two are inseparable.
 And these blankets are big kid size.  Perfect for teens in crisis.  We will be donating them to foster youth.  I picked out boy fabric this time because often the quilts we get are very girl oriented.  Teen boys sometimes get forgotten.
We had a few minutes at the end of the day after all the fleece blankets were made so we had the kids cutting with the Studio.  They made quick work of some fleece scraps and some tumbler pieces too.  I'm looking to get a second Studio cutter.  I'll be watching ebay.

1 comment:

Sue Niven said...

Just wonderful, Love the whole thing!