Friday, March 30, 2012

Baby Quilt for Margarets Hope Chest

The first quilt I ever finished found its home with Margarets Hope Chest this month.

It had been waiting in my hope chest for the arrival of a sweet child for, well, years.  When we adopted a little girl this past November, she was quickly inundated with more quilts and blankets than I ever imagined.  When I saw MHC's recent project gathering quilts to be given to mothers who participate in a prenatal class, I knew this quilt was supposed to go there.  As I lovingly wrap my wee babe in one of the blankets made by someone who loves her, it makes me happy to think of a quilt I made being lovingly wrapped around another baby far away by her mother.  And if the project encourages mothers to take a prenatal class too?  All the better!  Here's to happy and healthy babies!

Margarets Hope Chest has many fantastic projects going on this year.  If you'd like to help, check out their blog.  For March and April, their requested project is string blocks for three quilts.  How easy breezy is that?  You can get all the info here.

What's your favorite place to donate a quilt?

Sunday, March 11, 2012

A few bee blocks

I haven't been posting my bee blocks for the past few months here, but thought they'd be fun to share.  

Here are the last few for Two's Company.... and brown for Jessica's boy...

...scrappy snowballs for Helen...

...and a circle of geese for Mary.

And the last blocks for One Block Over....

...framed birds for Carla.

I loved playing with the colors in the bird blocks and finding fun details to add, like the accenting the splash of red in the blue block of using my black and white city print.  I delighted in making them!

Are you sewing anything for someone else right now?