Tuesday, December 18, 2012

2 New Quilts


Sometimes it's nice to whip up a fun quick quilt.

I grabbed some fat quarters of Girl's World Vibe by Sis Boom 

and made a Twister Quilt. 



I had leftover fabric...

 so I added some little elephants.


and made another top.



My wonderful long arm quilter Tanya Croft donated the quilting so together we've made these quilts for Inspirational Quilts, an organisation that gives quilts to children with Cystic Fibrosis or the children of families staying in at Ronald McDonald House during major illness and/or treatment.

Don't you think one of the best things about making quilts is giving them away?

32 comments:

Di said...

Oh yes, yes ... and YES! I love giving quilts away too, Rachael. Sadly the charity quilts I've seen over the years haven't all been as exquisite and fun as yours. Those recipients are truly blessed :-)

Terry said...

Totally agree it is so nice to give to share some of yourself by providing the comfort a happy quilt gives.
The two quilts sparkle and will be loved.

Chris said...

What a great thing you've done rachael.
Someone will have a very merry xmas indeed!

Patchwork and Play said...

Your quilts are gorgeous Rachael! And the playground shots are perfect! How generous of you to give these two beauties away!

melissa said...

Absolutely! Both quilts are sure to brighten someones day, they're lovely!! x

Karen said...

Both quilts are wonderful! Love the way you have used the same fabric but have come up with very different results through the pattern choices.
Beautiful gifts for a wonderful cause.

Judy said...

It is in giving that we receive! The quilts are gorgeous!!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Rachael....gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Yes one of the best things is giving quilts away and these will be very welcomed...Did you know that Jennifer Chiaverini has a new book out about giving...called The Giving Quilt!

Mary said...

It really is the best giving them away. Love your two new makes! So bright and cheerful!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I do so agree with you. It is the best feeling.
They are so beautiful that whoever gets them will treasure them!

Heidi said...

they are so perfect and especially perfect for kids. Love it, that you give them away !

Quiltbenaco said...

Bellissime!
Sì, è bello donare....
Ciao

Elvy Crafts said...

Beautiful quilts, and super generous of you. I agree, sometimes it feels nice just to sew pretty fabrics together and have a finished product quickly.

regan said...

YES! And these are so pretty....they are going to be so loved and appreciated! Well done!

After we made those quilts for our burned-out neighbors.....I was giddy, and felt like I was walking on air for weeks! There's no better feeling!

Katy Cameron said...

Love how bright and colourful these are, and for such a great cause :o)

Melissa P said...

Just think of all the smiles these quilts will bring! I love the 'leftover' quilt with those elephants.

Deborah said...

So inspiring! And so beautiful, too.

Nifty Quilts said...

Really beautiful! I'm sure the children and their families will be cheered and inspired by these quilts. How lovely of you!

Sasha said...

Rachael, those quilts are so bright and cheery. They will be so well loved! It's wonderful that you are donating them to such a great cause!!

bearpaw said...

Wow you have been productive! I love your twister quilt, I made one like that once but I didn't know that was what it was called! It's also lovely to see the sun in your photos as we are in depths of winter here :(

Melody said...

Fabulous quilts. You are such a beautiful and kind person.

Quiltjane said...

Love it. Jennifer's fabrics look fabulous,

Lynne Shandley said...

Love the quilts! I should do a twister quilt - they look fun :-)
I've got two quilts on the go right now that I intend to give to the Children's Hospital here. I want to play with the fabric but I only need so many quilts.

Barb said...

wow friend! these area such fun quilts! I love the cheerful colors and patterns. The elephants are so sweet.
What a generous donation to a very worthy cause.
the photo shoot at the playground is so fun and refreshing. I'll bet the wgbf helped here -
It is wonderful to see the sunny and warm weather by you
xx

audrey said...

Very bright, happy quilts! And yes, I love to give quilts aways when I'm sure they'll be appreciated.:)

Vickie said...

Your quilts are bright,happy, and "playful"!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Beautiful quilts Rachael and such a lovely gesture. Just wanted to stop in and wish you a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2013. Jen xx

Mermaid Sews said...

These are AMAZING. Thank you so much for supporting blueEnergy's work in Nicaragua. And I'm so glad I found your blog!!!

Deb R said...

Such gorgeous quilts! the kids will love them!

quiltsomore said...

Merry Christmas Rachael Daisy

Wendy said...

beautiful quilts! I can't believe the Twister one was quick though!!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Rachael. The cool fabrics really make these quilts dance. I especially like the first one--lots of energy!
Hope your New Year will be full of stitching adventures!
best, nadia

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