Monday, October 1, 2012

100 Quilts For Kids and a Giveaway!

Swim, Bike, Quilt
Last weekend we were over visiting with the boys' baby cousin, who is now 2 years old.  She's a pretty high-energy kid and was having a great time playing with her "gunga," a blanket that her mom had made.  It was pretty funny how a simple, inanimate object such as a blanket could provide untold amusement and provoke such riotous laughter.  My own 8-year-old has his baby blanket that he still carries around and sleeps with at night.  It has accompanied us on every trip, including our recent one to Germany.

Chevrons in Hello Pilgrim

So, as I was making up this chevron quilt, I thought the best home for it was with a child who might receive some comfort from having his or her own blanket.  I will be donating this to the Portland chapter of Project Linus.  This group is pretty remarkable -- the group holds sew-ins and accepts donations of new materials or handmade child-sized blankets and then distributes them to children in need at area hospitals, women shelters, and other charitable/social organizations.

Chevrons in Hello Pilgrim
As I'm so in love with this HST chevron design, I wrote up a quick tutorial. You can go to my store blog at LiMa Sews for the rest of the details on this blanket, tutorial, and a chance to win the Lizzy House fabric to make your own version!

Chevrons in Hello Pilgrim I'm linking up to Lily's Quilts and the Manic Monday Linky Party at Sew Happy Geek, so go check them out!

Lily's Quilts
Lily's Quilts
Chevrons in Hello Pilgrim

24 comments:

Isisjem said...

Just popped over from Lily's Quilts. What a lovely quilt and such amazing quilting!

Julia said...

I really like the chevron quilt. Your quilting is so wonderful and I admire your kindness in donating to Project Linus.

Joan J said...

The quilt is gorgeous and the quilting spectacular! What a wonderful gift to a child.

SIMPLESEW said...

Just popped over from Lily's Quilts.this is gorgeous adn I have done blocks for the 100 quilts and its rewarding.

Shannon said...

What a gorgeous quilt! The quilting on the white is so lovely. Some child is going to be thrilled!

Captain StitchyPants said...

What a lovely quilt! The quilting in the white chevrons is gorgeous.

Anna said...

Your quilting is amazing, I can only dream of getting that good at it and the finished piece is beautiful!

Sarah Lou said...

Wow, what a great quilt - it looks lovely from a distance but the quilting takes it into a whole 'nother league!

bhafer said...

I love the quilting on this - just beautiful...

Needle little Balance said...

Lovely quilt and fantastic quilting!

Pomegranate Quilts said...

Beautiful quilt - and that quilting is amazing. I kept wondering how you had oriented "fabric with a textured border" so perfectly...! Really great job.

Heidi Staples said...

Dropping by today through Lily's Quilts...that chevron quilt is just lovely, and the quilting is absolutely gorgeous! Well done!!

Beth said...

Wow - your quilting is amazing!

Jo said...

I have just joined the 'small blog meet' and popped in to see what you have been making, and am amazed at your quilt, the quilting is stunning

Regena said...

you machine quilting is amazing to look at!! Jealous!
Came by from manic monday

Cathy said...

Lovely quilting!!!!!!

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Fabulous quilt and the actual quilting is just stunning!

Rachel said...

Wow that's a great quilt.

heart of charnwood said...

Another Lilys Quilts blog hopper! Love the quilting on the Chevron quilt, and what a great, fresh palette! I have a Chevron Quilt top and just can't decide how to quilt it yet, It needs to be special, but I can't see me managing anything as terrific as yours!

sewhappy said...

A Beautiful Chevron quilt, and stunning quilting too. Well done! (Popped in from the small blog button)

Stephanie Granite said...

wow, your quilting on this quilt is fabulous! great job!!!

Erika L. said...

The quilting on this is amamzing!!! Great work!

Pat said...

Wow! I loved the quilt and then when I saw the quilting close up I fell in love all over again. :D

Adrianne said...

Wow, the quilting on this is amazing. Totally might borrow your ideas someday (soon).