Monday, May 1, 2017

April 2017 Donation Quilt

The quilt was sewn in quilt as you go design. 

Flannel backing was donated by a local semastress.

Binding was pieced together from binding that was left over from other projects. 

I always machine fininsh my binding to make sure that it can put up with abuse.

This blanket was donated to the Gabriel Project, a charity in my community which helps young mothers.

If you have fabric scraps, leftovers from projects, a bursting fabric stash or stockpiled baby blankets look around in your own community. An organization may need your help. Every little bit counts. 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Knit lei for Fisher House Remembrance Run Walk or Roll

This is a free pattern for a knitted lei. I am knitting these for the Fisher House in Hawaii. They need 7300 for their event in September.

The leis will be placed around the boots of fallen soldiers at the event.

For my example I used ribbon yarn from the Darn Good Yarn company. It would be equivalent to 3 strands of acrylic worsted weight yarn held together.

On size 11 knitting needles
Cast On 44 stitches
Knit one row
Bind off

Put yarn on both ends, as they will need to be tied around the boots.

This pattern is easy to make bigger or smaller. If your lei isn't long enough, add more stitches. If it is too long, cast on less stitches.

For more information about this project, visit their Facebook group:

Friday, March 24, 2017

March Donation Quilt and other donated crafts

I donated my March donation quilt without taking pictures first! This is how busy I've been lately!

It was a strip quilt done in Quilt as you go technique with a lot of Orange and Green for St. Patrick's Day.

I apologize for the lack of pictures :-(

Other projects I did in the month of March include:

30 bookmarks for my local PTO's book fair.

1 embroidered drawstring back pack for a basket raffle

1 embroidered pillow for a basket raffle

1 filled Easter basket for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

Friday, February 24, 2017

February 2017 Donation Quilt

This is the February Donation quilt which was given to Project Gabriel.

Some Fabric for this project was left over from other projects. Other fabric for this project was donated by the employees of Schrader's Fabrics by Barb.

Batting for this project was purchased with funds from my Etsy Shop, Nelly's Quilt Room .

Thread was purchased from yard sales, also with funds from my Etsy shop.

Monday, January 23, 2017

January 2017 Donation Quilt

The January 2017 donation quilt is shown on a twin size bed.

The flannel backing was donated to me by Sue O Keefe who works at Schrader's Fabrics by Barb.

Binding was all done with my sewing machine.
If you have scraps make them into a quilt. If you ask around your community, you'll find that there is always an organization willing to accept your art.

Monday, December 19, 2016

December Donation Quilt

Orders in my Etsy shop slowed down enough for me to catch up on sewing some donation quilts. Made just in time for Christmas is the December donation quilt. I used mostly Christmas fabrics in this quilt. I love the way it turned out.

Top Of Quilt
Most of these fabrics were donated or bought at yard sales.

The flannel backing was a panel and 2 pieces from a donation. These particular fabrics were donated to me by my quilting friend Sue O' Keefe, who works at :

Sorry about the terrible pictures. This quilt was donated to the Gabriel Project, a local charity which helps out young mothers.

If you have scraps, make a quilt. Be the change you want to see in the world, one stitch at a time.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

November Donation blanket

For November, I knit a blanket to donate instead of quilting one. The yarn used for this project was left over from other projects and bought at yard sales and thrift stores. Some yarn was also donated to me.

The yarn used was Light and Lofty and Baby Clouds. I collected enough to make a blanket and worked it up in stripes.

My son is modeling the blanket for me. It was a cold day. I was pretty warm finishing this one up.

The final product measured 44 inches by 60 inches.

It was donated to Project Gabriel, a local charity which helps out young mothers.

If you have extra yarn scraps lying around, turn them into a blanket!!