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« on: March 15, 2011 12:01:19 AM »

I have been making quilts for the Downy Quilts for Kids program over the past year or so. The program takes leftover fabric often fabric thats discontinued or not quite perfect and instead of throwing it away, volunteers cut the fabric into quilt kits to be mailed to volunteer quilters all over the country. The volunteers sew the kits together, finish the quilts with batting and binding of their own, and mail the finished quilt back for distribution to a hospitalized child. Kids who are sick cant take their stuffed animals with them for comfort because they cant be washed but quilts are snuggly and can stand up to repeated washings in hospital washers and dryer so Quilts For Kids helps give as many kids as they can something warm, fun, and colorful as they go through treatment.

The program also asks quilters to make a second quilt out of their stash fabric to send back to double the donation. This time I accidentally ordered two kits so I decided to challenge myself to finish four quilts two kits and two from my stash in one week. I made it in eight days and Im calling that a win.

The quilt pattern is very easy and the kits are definitely beginner level. If youre a new quilter, these kits are a great way to hone your skills for a good cause. If you're not a beginner, these are quick quilts you can finish in a day and are enjoyable, easy, and fast. They ask that you return the quilt within six weeks which is plenty of time for a quilt this small and simple.

Two from my stash:

Two that were from the provided kits:


« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2011 12:22:21 AM »

They are lovely - I love the colors in the first one the most.

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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2011 12:23:32 AM »

I looove the second one! It's so cheerful, great choice of fabrics!

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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2011 12:43:04 AM »

These are so bright and cheerful. Plus, any of these could go to a boy or a girl. I'm going to start making quilts for my local Linus Project chapter and they say that they never have enough quilts that a boy might want. Great job!

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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2011 08:43:43 AM »

I don't think I can pick a favorite but I love that guitar fabric from the first one! These are all so awesome though; and I can't believe you did all of them in 8 days! That's an epic win!  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2011 09:17:08 AM »

first of all... 4 in 8 days WOW!  They are all gorgeous, but I think the colors of the guitar one are my favorite.
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2011 01:04:02 PM »

Thanks y'all!  I boxed them up today and they'll be on their way to QFK tonight. It was a little sad to say good-bye to them all but it is always so when I give away a quilt.

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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2011 05:56:29 PM »

Great job for what sounds like a worthy cause!

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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2011 06:20:57 PM »

These are fantastic! Great work and for such an amazing organization!

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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2011 04:32:03 PM »

What an awesome project.  My grandma received a quilt when she was going through cancer treatment and it meant so much to her.  These will definitely be loved!

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« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2011 06:56:46 PM »

Love Love Love Love!

« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2011 09:10:13 AM »

Four quilts in eight days is quite a feat, and they look so cute!  You've just made four kids very happy.

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« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2011 11:25:00 AM »

I just sent one back to them and it was the exact same fabric as the last picture you posted. Its a fun project. I just got my 2nd one a few days ago.

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