May 14, 2014

Headstart Quilting...

 After assembling all my teaching materials for today's class, I decided to
choose fabrics that I'll use to make a boy's Headstart quilt. I'll donate it at
  our guild meeting next Tuesday night. I chose a baseball theme, and I have
 plenty of time for assembly, quilting and binding between now and then.
 Our size requirement for the Headstart quilts is a finished quilt measuring
at least 36" x 42". It can be slightly larger, but once chosen, the quilts are
stored in cubby holes between uses by the kidlets, so they can't be too big.

I'll assemble this one just like the "girly" top I've already made.
 What little girl wouldn't love the flowers with sweet birds and 
bright colors? The main fabric was used to make pj pants for
one of my nieces last Christmas. I only needed a 5" wide strip
the width of the fabric (42-44"), so I had plenty left over for this.
 The boy's quilt will also be 8 blocks wide by 9 blocks long.
(4 1/2" finished blocks equals 36" wide by 40 1/2".) I'll add a
 1 1/2" border all around to make a finished 38" x 42 1/2" top.)

I'll put the boy's quilt top together after I get home from 
teaching today. I'll show you the quilts again after I get them
put together and bound. I'll have them finished before Sunday.

Off to get my latte' before heading off to class.
Gotta run!

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hungryhippie said...

Can't wait to see the boy quilt Donna! Loving the color palettes. xoxo

Jacque. said...

Those are dang cute...what kid wouldn't love one? Good job, Donna.

Kris said...

Super cute - both of them, and what a great cause!! You go girl!!

Createology said...

Your organization and skills are beyond amazing. Wonderful fabrics for each of the girl and boy quilts for nap time. Sew generous and thoughtful of you dear...

Miss Mary said...

Donna, just love this simple baby blanket! Our quilt guild makes baby blankets for the NICU unit at Advocate Sherman Hospital. This would be perfect for that.


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