Craft Hope Project 13 – Quilts

Craft Hope is probably my favorite thing. It’s so nice to be able to do something meaningful with my creative talents. Right now they have two projects going on. They are collecting bracelets for orphans in Russia and blankets for tornado survivors. We have been having a little too much fun around here making bracelets of all sorts to send along. (I’ll share photos before we mail them.) And since making a quilt was on my Birthday List, I figured this was the perfect time to go for it!

The first one I made I think I got a little overzealous… I did a zigzag pattern with some fat quarter fabric I’ve had in my stash for ages. It took me forever to figure out the pattern and get it all sewn together. But it’s my first quilt ever! I was so excited as it came together. You can’t tell in the photos, but I used colorful thread for the quilting so it gave it some color on the back.

The second quilt went WAY faster. Probably because I kept it extremely simple. I found the robot fabric in the remnants bin at Walmart. I LOVE this quilt. It has so many mistakes in it… but I think some little boy somewhere is really going to like it.

Thanks honey for helping me take photos! I’ve learned that blankets are HARD to photograph!

Juniper really liked the blankets. I guess next I’ll have to make some for her and Flynn!

2 thoughts on “Craft Hope Project 13 – Quilts

  1. Those turned out great!You DID have a pattern – other than what you pulled out of your own head, RIGHT?I mean, it wAS you first quilt.You ARE allowed to use a pattern on your FIRST one!;-p

  2. I tried to follow a pattern but I gave up and just started cutting fabric. I am just not a pattern following type person!!