Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Quilting for Kids Garden Fence Complete!

Here she is in all her beauty.

 This quilt was a cooperative effort.  Many people from flickr land joined the group Quilting for Kids and signed up to make a block or two (or 3 or 4).  They mailed them in to me and I made this quilt for one of the girls my mother works with in the foster care system.  (You can read the whole story here.)

We used the tutorial at Hyacinth Quilt Designs to make the blocks.  I then edited out the white sashing because I just loved the different shades of pink and purple mixing together.

The back was pieced using a few extra squares I had and a star that I used from her sister's quilt.

I wanted to have a little piece of each others' quilts on both of them.  So there are stars and squares on both.

Here is the roundup of those who contributed to this quilt (in no particular order).  Would you stop by their blog and tell them they are awesome?

Jennifer - http://knotted-thread.blogspot.com/
Debbe  – http://piecestolove.blogspot.com/
Annaliese - Flickr  pewteracorn
Toni - http://hoosiertoni.blogspot.com/  
Christine - http://punkinhandmades.blogspot.com/  
Toni  – Flickr  Smalltown97038  
Wendy  – Flickr wendydi1 
Karen  – FLickr capitolaquilter  
Lyanna - http://www.purplepandaquilts.blogspot.com/    
Jennifer  – Flickr jenjohnston    
Dawn  – Flickr quiltyquilter   
Rachael  – http://cutsewandrepeat.blogspot.com/  
Shanna - http://fiberofallsorts.blogspot.com/ 
Erin - www.missymaccreations.blogspot.com 
Melissa -  http://www.achildofthewildblueyonder.blogspot.com/ 
Allegory - http://www.sewallegorical.com/ 
Keera -  http://www.Live-love-sew.blogspot.com 
Annabella - http://kechquilts.blogspot.com 
Amy -  http://www.craftydame.blogspot.com/ 
Katrina - http://kcalgary.blogspot.com 
Lu -  http://www.forthelovequilts.blogspot.com/ 
Laurie - Flickr  L Hellewell  
Jodi - Flickr JKAE1989   
Jenna - http://sewhappygeek.co.uk/   
Liz - http://lizmakesstuff.blogspot.com/    
(If I did not add your blog, it's because I didn't know it.  And some of you I couldn't find to link to.)   These quilts have been a wonderful experience.  It's been fun to watch the blocks come in and my mom and I have totally enjoyed the process. I will be posting later this week about our next Quilting for Kids project. It's for the brother of these two girls. It might be more a challenge, because I always think things for boys are harder, but the colors will be black, white, red and grey. So get your "teenager-ish" fabrics ready and I'll start the sign up soon. Thank you all sooooo much, from the bottom of my heart! And one final note: The tag that will be placed on the back will say the girl's name, and then: "God has a plan for you and loves you more than you can imagine, and so do I. Love, Miss Beverly December 2011 Jeremiah 29:11"


  1. It's beautiful, Sarah! I definitely think you made the right choice in leaving out the sashing. Can't wait to get started on the next one!

  2. This looks so great, I love it! Can't wait to see what you've got up your sleeve for the next quilt. =)

  3. I changed my Flickr name to cutsewandrepeat, so here is my blog for you to link up to: http://cutsewandrepeat.blogspot.com

  4. Wow, that turned out sooo neat! How do I sign up to be part of one of these?

  5. That is so pretty!


  6. Incredibly beautiful and love the label you attached to it.

  7. Love it! Those girls are very blessed to have your mother in their lives.

  8. A beautiful quilt and wonderful project! I love the tag for the back!

  9. What a huge heart you have...this is such a beautiful quilt and knowing its history...and its future made me cry! Awesomeness in action!

  10. Love this quilt. The back was an added surprise. Great work! : )

  11. Wow - so many quilters combined to make one eye-catching quilt! Love the use of color and the design.

  12. Such a pretty quilt! Great job to all who contributed.

  13. Its lovely, as is the star quilt. I'm sure that both sisters will love them.

  14. Great colors on the quilt. It is very lovely. I especially like the back.

  15. That really is a beauty, love it!

  16. I came over here in the linky partie quilt story, your quilt is very beautiful, congratulations.

  17. What a lovely quilt the recipient will be very proud to get it.