Social Justice Challenge: Update on Quilts for Kids

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Now that I’m back from New York City, I decided to get busy on this project. Yesterday I cut all the fabric, laid out the design and then pieced about half of the quilt top. Today I got really motivated and pieced the rest of the top and attached the borders. Then I decided to do a pieced back as well…but I kept it all really simple.

This is about as simple a quilt as you can make – simply cut 5.5″ squares arranged as you like into rows…then stitch them together. I used only  one border which is 1.5″ wide. The back is just strips of certain fabrics I really loved inserted between two strips of the main backing fabric. The main fabric for this quilt is Wendy Slotboom‘s Lily Pond – I love the pinks and calm greens in this fabric…and it is fun with the turtles and frogs. I used some other coordinating fabrics in my stash as well. The total size is going to be about 43″ X 38″ which is a good size for a lap quilt for a child.

I hope to have this quilted and bound by next weekend so I can send it off to Quilts for Kids. I like to imagine some child finding comfort beneath its folds!

**This last photo is of the pieced back

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  1. This is gorgeous Wendy! Great colors that really pop! What an awesome cause too.

  2. I was looking at this post yesterday, just didn’t have time to comment until now. This is a wonderful quilt and I really love the colors and patterns that you put together. You did a really great job with it and it makes me wish that I was just a little more crafty!

    • Wendy on June 7, 2010 at 11:32
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    Thanks, Sheila 🙂 I just fell in love with this line of fabric when I saw it.

    Zibilee: thank you! This was a fun one to piece because it went really fast. I’m doing some of the quilting on it today 🙂

  3. Absolutely beautiful, Wendy. I think you’ll make someone very happy with this cheerful quilt.

    • Wendy on June 10, 2010 at 06:53
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    Thanks, Les 🙂

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