I was fortunate enough this morning to wake up in a wonderful bed, to beautiful sunlight peaking over the trees.  I just knew it was time to move.  Don't get me wrong I love looking at all the posts on "My quilt Place"  peoples ideas, quilting problems, their finished projects, and I will admit I am envious of the ladies and gentlemen that seem to be so prolific in their projects they complete.  I have 8 UFOs at least in my sewing room as we speak.  One is my initial attempt at quilting 30+ years ago when I lived near Sisters, Oregon and the fabrics are all from the infamous Stitchin Post!  Anyway I digress while reading a blog the other day I saw a call out for help and decided hey I have stuff sitting here I can do something.(See the post below)  Anyway I pulled out a Jelly Roll I had sitting around I bought to make something a while back and found a relatively simple pattern and got to work.  Amazing how much you can get done in just a few hours.  We normally futz, piddle, and tweak around while making our quilts we put them aside, put them away and even abandon them. 

Anyway my task for the day complete my donation quilt, and I have a UFO that is so old that I am going to try to finish it up and donate it as well.  So what are you doing today!  Happy sewing, quilting, and Happy Veteran's Day remember to be thankful for what we have.

I recieved an email message from Carrie who wanted me to pass on the following information:

I am the Long Island Chapter Coordinator for Quilts for Kids .org and am hoping that you can send a shout out for child size quilts. 

We are working with the local schools in Long Beach, pediatricians in the Rockaways and the Community Outreach Center of Nassau Community Hospital and Winthrop Hospital to help get warm quilts to people. 

We are also going straight to where the Red Cross Disaster Relief Vehicles are and directly giving to people in need.

Quilts can be sent to:
Carrie Crowley Davis
Long Island Quilts for Kids
304 North Ocean Avenue
Patchogue, NY   11772

Any questions can be emailed to me at ccrowleycsw@aol.com

 

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Comment by Colette LeFever on November 11, 2012 at 2:45pm

Sue that is the trouble with being a quilter, we always want to try something new there is a new line of fabric, work, family, life sometimes gets in the way.  Hence I have two UFO at least that are ancient.  The colors are no longer what is considered "in" but maybe to warm someone who has lost everything they won't care that it is pinks and teals, or the flying geese are not perfect and are tan, rose, and federal blue?  So why not finish them up and use them for a good cause.  I noticed that one of the quilt guilds near me one of the rules for being in the guild is that you donate one quilt a year to the battered women's shelter. 

Update on my quilt, all the rows are sewed together, do have to make a fabric store run for a backing, binding, and bat, then to Lowes for molding to finish the sun room.   Took a couple of hours to go haul wood with honey (when you heat with a boiler, free wood even if you have to cut, split and haul is good wood!)  but 3 truck loads later, it is only 3 and I still have tons of time left today!

Comment by sue brigle on November 11, 2012 at 1:28pm

I keep telling myself that I don't have all that many UFO's then I take an honest look................and already I have a dozen more patterns I want to try.

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