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Thursday, April 5, 2007

I Needed a Reminder!


I am a follower of Carolyn's blog because she and I have been in contact for several years. She showed the picture of the hats that she had knitted for her church charity program and then came her yarn for a prayer shawl for her church program. It has been a while since I donated anything to charity and felt that I needed to fess up and get something going. Being a Mom of guys, I rarely get to do anything with brights and fun colors, so I found a clearance rack at Hobby Lobby full of goodies and then went to the stash. I think this will be a very fun quilt for a little girl! It is so much fun to work with these colors but they are really out of my normal range. Do I make the flowers all grow in the same direction or do I make them grow to the center of the quilt? I'm thinking to the center, but we'll see how it looks when I get a few more blocks done. (There was a lamp right beside the fabric and the yellow washes out a bit but you get the idea.) It truly feels good to do something for someone less fortunate. Hiding in my closet there are some string blocks in these colors as well and one of these days they will find a border and grow up to be a quilt too!

8 comments:

Carolyn said...

Wow...I don't think I've ever been an inspiration before! :o) Good for you...your colors look like such fun to work with!!! I can't wait to see it finished!

Jeanne said...

I'm looking forward to seeing this quilt finished. The blocks are so bright and spring-like. Keep stitching - you're doing great.

atet said...

What wonderful colors to work with on a not so spring day (hey -- it's Illinois, don't look at the calendar, look at the thermometer). I love the bright happy colors -- are the flowers going to be a border? If so, what about having them grow to the edges as though they are springing from all of that bright happy color?

Helen said...

My first thought is to have the flowers growing away from the centre, but if the quilt is going to be big enough to hang down the sides of the bed I guess you want them to look the right way up , so they will have to have the pretty flowers towards the centre and the stalks to the outside.

Libby said...

If you ever visit my yard, you will see that flowers (and weeds *s*) grow from all directions.

teodo said...

These colours are so happy. You will give her happyness with your quilt! That's sure! ciao ciao

Greenmare said...

How bright and cheerful and FUN! any time you are feeling tired or blue you get out those matching strings and I bet you will be dancing in no time! great blocks!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

These colors are inspiring and happy! What a wonderful project sure to bring smilesand joy! Great post.