Monday, June 1, 2009

My Saturday

On Saturday I was able to take the day off (leaving Papa in charge of the boy) and join some of my guildmates for a charity workday. We spent the day making quilts for Camp Korey. It is a camp for children with serious or life-threatening illnesses. In addition to offering a fun camp experience for these kids, they like to send each camper home with their very own quilt. My guild helps by creating and donating quilts for them.

So, with the help of some other wonderful ladies who did lots of cutting and pressing, I was able to finish a top in the six hours I was there:

This quilt was created from a kit put together from fabric that had been donated to the guild. The pattern is called "Blanket of Strawberries" from Quilter's World magazine (from the June 2003 issue, Vol. 25, No. 3, pages 50-51, 53). I wasn't sure about it at first, but it turned out to be a fun, simple pattern, and very quick to put together. I've actually already picked out some fabrics from my stash to make another!

Since I bonded with this quilt as I was working on it, I volunteered to bring it home and finish it up. My goal is to get it quilted and bound by the July meeting.


  1. That is amazing you got that whole top done in such a short amount of time!

  2. Impressive - very sweet and a keepsake for a lucky little person....well done.