Ray is at it again…Oh my that man is busy. I just love seeing the results as I am sure all of you do as well.
“I received an email from a parishioner earlier this week. He had pulled a tag off of the Angel Tree at church, The Angel Tree is an outreach project in association with The Children’s Home Society. The tag was a request by an eight-year-old boy for a blanket for Christmas. The email wanted to know if it would be possible for me to make him a quilt. Of course, I said sure and sent him some pics of tops from which to choose. He selected the Monsters U. quilt from the Cresco ladies.
I found some backing material from Deb and Pat in FL to use for the backing.
After some deliberation, I went with the circle meander to go along with the various circles and polka dots on the top. I used a navy blue thread on the top so as to not interfere with the fabric and a blue/green thread on the back to match the fabric. Many thanks to you, the Cresco ladies, Deb, and Pat for your contributions. I am positive you have put a BIG smile on this little guy’s face for Christmas.
And the story continues…
As I was loading the Monsters U. on the long arm, it dawned on me that if there was one tag asking for a blanket, there might be more. I contacted the church office and they said they would check. Sure enough, there were two more wishes. One of them was a baby blanket for a newborn male.
Now to see what might be in the stack of flimsies that I had not quilted. Yes, close to the top was just what I was looking for.
The top was from Jean in WI and it was made of animal blocks with blue omber sashing.
It was 36 x 39. Perfect size and the right color.
Now I needed backing. Nothing in the flannels. Bingo! Staring at me was the fish fabric from Beth L in FL.
More blue and more fun. I used a simple stipple stitch with white thread so that the animals could easily be seen. Thanks to you, Jean and Beth for your contributions for this boy baby blanket to be donated to The Children’s Home Society. I am sure this boy will enjoy your quilt for many years to come.
The second quit wish was for a blanket for a 2-month-old female. Back to the stack of flimsies to find the mate to the blue blanket.
Found. It has the same animal blocks but has warm ombre color sashing. This one was also from Jean in WI.
When digging through the flannels I remembered a bright, warm, bold flannel that just might work. Yes, there it was and it was perfect.
The flannel was from Deb and Pat in FL., Deb, Pat, and Beth. Again I went with the stipple stitch and white thread.
I found another fabric from Beth L in FL to use for the binding. Thanks to you, Jean, Pat, Bed, and Beth for all your contributions to make this fun, warm and exciting quilt for this 2-month-old little girl and the donation to The Children’s Society of Florida. I am sure it will be used and played with for years to come.
Oh wow…this is such a happy story. I thought those two quilt tops with the ombre sashing were wonderful. I never thought to use an ombre fabric in that way. I think it’s so special that the quilt tops came at just the perfect time!! Many thanks to everyone.