Friday, July 20, 2012

A Few Friday Finishes

It's hard to write about anything other than the horrific shootings that took place early this morning in Colorado.  My heart goes out to those involved.  My mind, like so many others,  asks why.  As a mom of 2 soon-to-be young men, I have to speculate that there's something very broken with our society when so many young men act out in these violent ways.  It makes me scared for my kids.  It makes me so sad.

Swim, Bike, Quilt
I've been spending almost as much time weeding as sewing lately, but I did want to make up a quilt for the 100 quilts for kids campaign that Katie, of Swim, Bike, Quilt is running yet again.  I had a fat quarter that I bought originally with the intention of using to make one of my Kindle covers, but the print was just too large-scale... one of those "can't cut it" prints.  So I decided to just make an incredibly easy simple one block small quilt with it.  Hopefully it'll help a troubled young boy in some way feel a little much-needed tenderness.

I also sewed up a similar easy, fast quilt top, using some stash fabric that I've been holding on to for a few years now.  I haven't yet decided if I want to keep it, or give it away.  I know that as big as it is, and as hot as it is, I probably won't be quilting it for a few more months, but hope to finish up the smaller quilt and get it to our local Project Linus soon!

1 comment:

  1. Welllllll, I wrote a comment again and it dissappeared... same thing happened on your last post. But I may have solved the problem.

    I like the quilt! Just enough interest to keep the eye floating around, and good use of the fabric!!!! The wallhanging is nice as well.