Just wanted to put out some quick pics of the charity quilt I worked on at today’s DC Modern Quilt Guild sew-in. I bought the focus fabric because I wanted to use the red-pink-orange trees in some pillows for Violet and Evelyn’s room, and I didn’t have any plans for the little umbrella girls, but they are so cute and cheery so it seemed perfect for some charity sewing. I picked a bunch of bright fabrics from my stash for the strips-
It’s an interesting balance finding fabric for a charity quilt, right? They have to be fabrics that I’m willing to “give up” but I still want the finished project to look like it was made with care. I want whoever receives the quilt to feel special. So several of the fabrics are new and haven’t even made it into their intended projects yet, but I included them anyway just to make it extra-pretty.
Don’t mind my crummy cell-phone pictures. It’s late and I have to get to bed so I can get up and drive to Philadelphia for a quilt show.
I made some progress today but I would have made more if there weren’t so many interesting people to get to know at the meeting! Life is rough, right?
I’m thinking of a young adolescent girl as I make this, so I probably won’t send it to the pregnancy center that the Guild selected this year. Maybe I will send it to the Hershey Medical Center with the other quilt that my Mom and Aunt and I put together over the summer.
And because Elle made me aware that Evelyn Bea has grown quite a bit since I last posted pictures, here she is doing big girl things:
Lest you should think that I am still sewing with a baby sleeping peacefully at my feet. Not quite.