Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Flower Garden Charity Quilt
I have finally decided what to do with this little quilt. I made it this summer, before I started this blog, so let me back up a little. I had won a fat quarter bundle of Pick a Bunch organic cotton fabric from Pink Chalk Fabrics (which was actually kind of funny because I didn't even realize that by opening the newsletter in my email, I was entered to win....and I did!). I thought and thought about what to do with it, and finally settled on paper pieced hexagons. We were going on a road trip to California (ahem...24 hours in the car, each way) and I figured it would be perfect for working on in the car, so that's what I did. I sewed and sewed and sewed as we drove, making pretty much all of these hexagons in the car as we traveled. Once home, I hand sewed them into flowers, and then all together into one unit. I appliqued the whole thing onto a piece of white cotton fabric and did all sorts of echo quilting around the borders. I love how it turned out......
...BUT once finished I realized that this was not a quilt that would be useful in our home. I didn't want to hang it on the wall, and it's really too small, at about 32" square, to actually be used as a quilt, and let's be real, it's rather girly, shall we say, and I'm the only female in this house!! The quilt has sat on the hope chest in our bedroom for months now, and I've finally decided that I am going to send it off to Bumble Beans. I'm sure it will be well loved by some little girl out there.
Linking up with the following:
Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings
Sew Cute Tuesday @ Creative Itch
Tuesday Time Out @ Reasons To Skip the Housework
TOO Cute Tuesday @ Funky Polkadot Giraffe
Sew Darn Crafty @ Sew Many Ways