Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Charity Quilt Tops

I have been focusing on making items for my shop for several months now and I am starting to feel guilty. I haven't made something for charity in months. Much of my Etsy shop went to the quiltique at BQE and much of it sold. That's good and bad. It's good I made a bunch of money but now I have lots to make to replace what was sold.
I did,  however manage to get these two tops done, while my Etsy shop was on vacation.
This top was made from a collection of hand dyed fabrics that my friend Glenda and I made years ago. I thought it's about time I use it. I used a thrifted sheet for the foundation. Too bad the photo doesn't quite capture the colors well.

This second top was made from the Block Lotto blocks that I won last month. The colors are so bright and cheerful. Both these tops will be donated to a local charity group.


Dotti said...

Love them both...expecially the color riot of the second's your shop been doing?

Ann said...

congrats on the sales. Now it's back to
Love both of those quilt tops that second is very colorful and cheery

Sharkbytes said...

Beautiful stuff- It takes a whole lot of dedication to keep making things all the time.

bingo~bonnie said...

lucky you to win those block loto blocks! Makes putting together a quilt twice as fast. :)

Hey have you heard about the Orphan Challenge? Judi from Green Fairy Quilts - she and her husband travel each year to Romania and give out food, school supplies and quilts... this year is a new twist - a challenge of sending in fabrics to a partner and then swapping and making up a quilt with those fabrics and anything from your stash...

More info here on this post - along with a great video showing them on their travels. In the past I've made charity quilts and the feeling you get from it is awesome -but oh how even greater the feeling would be to see the face of a child receiving the quilt you made. The moment they received it! :)

Take a look - love from Texas!~bonnie