Friday, September 7, 2012

Quilts for Kids Quilt

Back in June I heard about this company called "Quilts for Kids". They make quilts to give to kids that are in the hospital for various reasons. They will send you a kit with materials in it, and they just ask that you assemble the quilt and send it back to them.

Well this sounded right up my alley, so I contacted them. They sent me out a kit and when it got here I smiled from ear to ear. It was a simple pattern, cute fabric, and for a good cause. So I dug right in...and then the sewing machine died. I seem to have the worst luck with sewing machines. They just lose the will to live right there in the middle of a project. I had to stop working on this quilt for a while as I waited for the machine to be repaired.

Well it never did get repaired but I did inherit my grandmother's sewing machine! It's from the late 70's with tons of life left in it. And the best part of it is, it can handle anything I throw at it. (I've always wanted one of the little shelf things that attach underneath the machine arm! And now I have one! This thing is awesome!)

Isn't she pretty? And it's really cool because I remember sitting and watching my grandmother sew on this very machine. She also has her address labels on it with her name and everything. It's like sewing with Grandma!

So off I went back working on this quilt.

I just got it finished a few days ago. I am quite proud of myself actually because it's only the second or third quilt that I've ever actually "quilted". Most of my creations are just tied with yarn, so I'm strutting around like a peacock over this one.

It goes in the mail today to send back to them. (with a note of apology for taking so long!)

(Don't look too closely at the quilting, it's not the best...but it will keep a child warm!)

If you'd like to join this awesome cause, you can check out their website HERE to request a kit of your own. Or you can go "like" their Facebook page to keep up to date on what's going on with them.

This is something I really loved doing, and you should join in yourselves!


Shelley Graham Turner said...

Amber...its adorable! I KNOW the child who receives it will love it too. AND how cool to get to sew on your Grandma's machine! I too grew up watching my grandma sew dresses for my sister and I. It would be a thrill to have her machine. I remember my sister and I taking all her patterns and notions and playing store with them. Fun times. Thanks for sharing this project, I think I will sign up for one also.

Melissa said...

Beautiful quilt and it will be well loved!

Six Sisters said...

Hi Amber! My name is Kristen from I like to read people's comments when they post on our blog. I must say I loved your comment! Ha ha! My husband usually only let's me go to things when they are free also! I just hope you win too! Your blog is so cute! Hope you have a great night!
Kristen - the second sister :)

Mel said...

Gorgeous quilt, that will make for one very happy child!

Jill said...

What a lovely idea - and such a great quilt - love the mermaid fabric in it! And your grandmothers machine looks awesome! Lucky you!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Liz said...

Great quilt! I love the colors you used! Bright and fresh!

Amy @MoMomma said...

You did a great job on this quilt. I must say I have a quilt pack from them sitting next to my sewing machine also ;) I need to get going on that! thanks for linking up and for inspiring me

Nicole@Show Off Friday said...

That is such a lovely quilt!

Julie Kelley said...

What an adorable quilt! And such a great cause, I love how it came out!