100 quilts for kids

Finished: 100 Quilts For Kids (Part 1)

carla Charity, Finished in 2013, Finished Projects, Quilting 1 Comment

I finished putting the binding on five of the eight quilts remaining for 100 Quilts for Kids. That just leaves three more between the DCMQG sewing day tomorrow and Sunday to finish them. I think I did pretty well. I used up a lot of fabric (although it doesn’t seem to have made much of a dent in my stash!), and I spent my time doing something important.

100 quilts for kids 1-5

I don’t write very much about my personal feelings on this blog, but all of these quilts will be going to a charity that while new-to-me has become a cause I’m so happy to be involved with. It’s called My Very Own Blanket and they provide quilts to kids in foster care. I haven’t been a foster kid, nor do I know any personally, but I’ve always thought that if there comes a time where I want kids in my life I’d become involved in the foster system and try to give a kid a good home and stability. I can’t provide that now, but I can bring a kid comfort though my quilting.

Now, on to the quilts! They were all pieced with Aurifil thread in two shades of light grey. I bound all of them with the ladybug print from Tula Pink’s The Birds & the Bees. I love that it works with the saturated quilts as well as the lower-volume ones. I had all of the quilts longarmed by Sarah R in upstate New York. She did an excellent job on my tight schedule! I love that they all have a different pattern – I left the quilting designs up to her. For more detail shots, please see my flickr stream.

100 quilts for kids 1-5

Star Surround QAL with Happy Quilting Melissa
Approximately 48″ x 48″ 

100 quilts for kids 1-5

Scrapbuster #1
Approximately 54″ x 54″ 

100 quilts for kids 1-5

Scrapbuster #2
Approximately 54″ x 54″ 

100 quilts for kids 1-5

Hidden Heart – my attempt at a pixelated heart. It’s a little subtle because my low volume pieces had too much pink and my heart pieces weren’t saturated enough on the outside edges, but I still like it.

Approximately 58.5″ x 54.5″ 

100 quilts for kids 1-5

Hidden Heart backing

100 quilts for kids 1-5

Scrap Vomit #1 
Approximately 58.5″ x 58.5″ 

100 quilts for kids 1-5

Scrap Vomit #1 Backing

100 quilts for kids 1-5

Scrap Vomit #1 Backing – Detail – I love the cats and bats! Tula Pink ladybugs from
The Birds & the Bees for binding.

carlaFinished: 100 Quilts For Kids (Part 1)