My blogging friend Jean from Quiltingranny organizes people to make quilts for the families of people who have died in tragedies. She asked me to help with the Arizona Firefighters families. The name of Jean's group is Layers of Hope-Quilting 911 if anyone is interested in helping with sewing, purchasing fabric or donating money for postage.
I had fun making these quilts for the family of Travis Turbyfill's family. I haven't actually machine quilted very much and so I challenged myself to do it and it wasn't as hard as I thought it might be.
The Turbyfill's have 2 little girls so I made one out of bright colors and a Tink fabric.
I machine stitched it with different colors of thread and in an "organic" straight stitch. It was nice because the quilting lines aren't suppose to be straight.
Works for me!
a close up of the back
a purplish patchwork quilt
the back is some Princess Dora fabric I had in my stash.
and the front of mom's quilt
and the back. I also did mom's in the organic straight stitch, but in white.
Then I made a couple of doll quilts for the girls.
Earl and I stuck in a couple of magic wands and Jace put in some of the mustaches and lips I made for his class. I hope the family knows that people do appreciate their sacrifice and think of them often.
I have quilts I need to do for us now. I can't wait to see how they turn out!!