Sunday, December 27, 2015

A Change in Stitches

In October, an era ended for me....

I delivered my last batch of quilts to Primary Children's Hospital.

For the past 15 or so years, I have made at least 10 quilts a year, but normally 15,  and donated them.  It was a labor of love, but the time has come to change my focus.

So I thought in honor of the end of this era, I would do a post about my adventures in quilting....

my trusty sewing machine

I did a simple pattern found in a Woman's Day magazine many years ago.  You simply cut 7 inch squares, then sewed them into strips of 7 and then sewed nine strips together.  It ended up being about  a crib size quilt.

I did holiday themes, sports, animals and many others...

getting its batting on...
I loved searching out fun fabric to use...
Pirate Rubber Duckies, too cute!

They weren't always perfect and in alignments, but they were made with love...
A girly pink poodle quilt
They were a bit of work, but I enjoyed working on them...
Animals playing sports!

I decided to end the quilt donations due to one simple reason, the cost of making each one has SKY ROCKETED in the last two years..  :(  


Never fear, however, I still will be giving of my time, but just in a different form.. 

Instead of sewing with a machine, my stitches will be knitted.   I have been knittin' for kittens and have a few other knitting projects to donate in mind.

Still stitching....
Melissa







3 comments:

  1. I love these quilts. They are keepers. You're a keeper. :)

    love, marti

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  2. You represent our family well. THANK YOU. You are the unsung hero.

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  3. you ladies make my day by not only reading my blog but by your kind comments!!!

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