The Step Ladder Quilt is my 9th finished quilt. I made this for my grandma and I gave it to her as an early Christmas present on September 27, 2014. My grandma absolutely loves it and she mentions it frequently to me!
This is my 14th quilt that has been finished. This is actually a pretty old UFO that was not started by me. The entire middle section was hand-pieced together and all I had to do was find fabric that matched it, add a border, and finish it off with batting, backing, and quilting.
For Christmas last year I whipped up a whole bunch of bunny pencil cases as presents for my sisters and friend.
Back in August, I discovered an ongoing charity project online. People were making feminine cloth pads for school girls in Haiti, which allows the girls to stay in school longer every year. The project came out of Gateway Church in Findlay, Ohio from the Sew*Quilt*Share group. The pads they receive are divided into sets of ten and made into kits with other necessities and are taken to Haiti through Mission Possible every February.
I looked at the tutorial on the Sew in Peace website. It really touched me, and I wanted to be a part of it and make a difference on a bigger scale. I brought it before my American Sewing Guild group, got the funding, bought the supplies, and had the volunteers to cut out and make these pads. The finished pads were turned in to me by the December meeting, totaling 167 pads!
I finally wrapped up this project earlier this month and shipped the pads out two weeks ago with a letter. The day after it arrived in Ohio I received a surprise: an email with a picture of some Sew*Quilt*Share members opening up the package!
If you are interested in participating in this project, the tutorial and information can be found on http://sewinpeace.blogspot.com/
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Yes, it’s back to school time! I am nearly done with my second week of school for the winter quarter. As part of my preparation, I had to get my new books, book bags, and supplies. While I was at the bookstore, I saw this colorful JanSport book bag and I said, “That’s me!” 🙂
Happy New Year everyone!
I can’t believe another year has already gone by! This past sewing year, 2014, was a very productive one for me. Not only did I sew forty Christmas presents, two dresses, and initiate a charity project, but I also finished a total of nine quilts, two of which I kept, as well as lots of other quilts I worked on.
Two-thousand and fourteen also contained my biggest life moments yet, of graduating and starting college. I am going to be very busy in 2015, so New Year’s resolutions are really important.
This year I want to:
- Sew small quilts for a crisis pregnancy center
- Knit a large supply of dishcloths
- Make quilts for all my grandparents
- Volunteer and meet new people
- Develop my drawing skills
- Try a new activity
For my blog, I would also like to catch up on my posts; after I stopped posting back in August I made six more quilts, and they each deserve their own posts. 🙂
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Okay, this is a dress that I want to make. I think that its design is very interesting, and I’d like to make the one with sleeves.
The fabric I have actually is called ‘Sherbet Zebra,’ according to its label. It came from New York and it’s a linen. I LOVE the print, and something nice about this linen is that it isn’t a very wrinkly one. In total I have either four or five yards to work with. I would like to have a different fabric for the sleeves/upper dress, so I’ll be on the look-out.
I hope to have this made by next spring! It will be difficult to find time to sew with my new school schedule this fall, and before then I have tons of quilt projects I want to finish. 🙂
Until next time,