Saturday, March 19, 2011

Happy Day for sure...

I was just reading Robin's Blog, did you know today is National Quilt Day?? 

Happy National Quilt Day!!!
to all my quilting friends.

It's a happy day for sure, enjoy your day quilting.
Pam O.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

It's amazing how just a little can help....

Let me start by saying I took this picture from my friend Pat's Blog as she too wrote about this charity project.

Pat came across a Blog called Craft Hope which is a group that selects charity projects throughout the year and lets others know how to help. A few months back, they posted about the need for sanitary delivery kits in Haiti. Many of the moms and babies die during childbirth from just simply lack of sanitation.

Pat reached out to our friendship group, The Wednesday Wackos, and together we were able to put together 60 of these little bags.  There was a supply list of bar soap, string, gloves, alcohol swaps, plastic sheeting and a few more little items plus we made receiving blankets and added a small toy and put all in a one gallon Zip Lock Bag.

I'm so glad Pat found was one of those feel good projects for sure.  It is just amazing how just a little can help.

Happy Quilting,
Pam O.

Jelly Roll Madness

For the Wackos...think it may have started with Robin and Marilyn who posted about Jelly Roll Races on their Blogs.  For the past two weeks the Wednesdays Wackos have been making these quick and easy Jelly Roll Quilt Tops that will be donated to charity.

These take one Jelly Roll of 40  2 1/2" x 40' strips and finish for a nice lap size quilt.  I actually made my own Jelly Roll out of left over fabric, I used 45 strips which made for more of a square finished size.

Just to tell you how fast these sew up, I was sewing the black/white/pink one below,  frying some chicken for dinner and doing laundry....and completed all in less than three hours.  If I was just sewing...this may taken only a hour.  Robin made the one in the middle out of Kaffe fabrics and I also made the peach and brown one at the bottom.

I think Jelly Roll Madness has started with us and it's a great way to use our left over fabrics.
Happy Quilting to all,
Pam O.