Friday, January 11, 2013

Finish it Up Friday

 {I am linking up to Amanda Jean's Finish it Up Friday}

 The last two weeks of December and the first week and a half of January have been good for my quilting.  I have gotten more finished over the past three and a half weeks than in the prior three months!
I finished these 'twin' Thomas the Train quilts this week.  I made them simply by sewing  6X9 inch blocks together.  I stitched in the ditch along the blocks and then tied it in the middle to add a little interest to each block.  Actually, my daughter was able to help me tie the blocks which she enjoyed.
These two quilts will go to 'Wrapped in Hope'- our program for children who have a parent in prison.  We always need boy themed quilts!
 My mom and dad have been here all this week visiting (my high productivity level may be due to the fact that she is here :)) and so we played around with different ideas.  The quilt top below my mom designed and I sewed.  We started with a 9 patch and cut it apart and rearranged it to this design.

 And finally, here are two of the first 'Fun in the Middle' tops.  One we tried monochromatic and the other was random.  My daughter also arranged an all pink one that I don't have a picture of yet.  I am still deciding how to quilt them but I do know where they are going when finished.......Guatemala!!!
I have made a friend who is building a 'Village of Hope' for children with various special needs (remember that Guatemala has closed all international adoptions) who need a family.  They just raised enough money to build the first two houses.  Each house will have 10 children in it--so I contacted her and asked her if she would like quilts for those 20 kids bed's.  Of course, she was so excited and said YES!  So, all of the 'Fun in the Middle' quilts will go to Guatemala!! 

Sorry for the wrinkles :)


Lynn said...

I love the quilts. Your productivity level makes me jealous!
It's wonderful that both your Mom and daughter were quilting with you, how special and fun!

Diane said...

Those are lovely!

Heidi Staples said...

Beautiful! It's so wonderful to see such beautiful projects being shared with those who need them most!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

You are such a generous quilter to give away your quilts to such good causes, kudos to you, great work!

amandajean said...

Great job Carin and Carol!!! What beautiful quilts! And how great that the fun in the middle tops will have THE perfect home. I love reading how God orchestrates all these things. It's so encouraging!

Thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

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