As you know I signed on to the Hands2Help challenge and in my last post, I talked about a baby quilt, you can read about it here. I checked all of the organizations in the program and decided on the Little Lambs Foundation For Kids. In short, they provide comfort kits in a backpack for children entering foster care from their home due to neglect and other dangerous situations. You can read more about them here.
The quilt they receive should fit in a backpack, along with other stuff, that will be given to the children. I felt that the first quilt, 42" x 44", with batting inside will be too bulky for the backpack. So, two days ago, I decided that the first baby quilt will be donated to a different organization and that I would make another quilt for the Little Lambs Foundation and it has to be done fast!
For that reason, I used the technique in my book called 'Faux Rag Quilting'. You can read about the book here. Faux Rag Quilting is a new way of making Rag quilts, fast, without batting and without cutting up the fabric into squares. Here is the new baby quilt.
|Hands2Help quilt - front|
|Hands2Help quilt - front+back|
I finished this one in less than 2 days. This baby quilt is not too bulky at all. At the same time it will provide warmth and comfort to a child.
One of my friends is having a baby girl. I continue to use the charm pack combined with scraps that I have. Here is the new top.
Hopefully I will be able to start the quilting on this one in a day or two.
Keep calm and quilt on........