Monday, April 25, 2011

Catching Up on UFOs

I had a productive Easter weekend.  I was able to finish up quilting and binding the March UFO for the Patchwork Times 2011 UFO Challenge … and then I moved on to April’s UFO and finished that also!  What a great weekend, quiltwise.

This is the designated March item:

This one will go to Margaret’s Hope Chest.  Their project was born of a great tragedy and has lived on to bring hope to many people, including children of prisoners.

Read the story at:  http://margaretshopechest.com/

They currently have an effort on to collect tops (yes, tops) at Margaret’s Hope Chest with the added incentive of a chance to win a prize.  Many of us have tops stacked up (sometimes for years) that aren’t likely to get quilted.  It would be great to move those tops on out to a place where they can be completed and live happy and useful lives in their roles of comforting others.  Who wouldn’t want to give their tops a chance like that??!! 

Send completed tops (and yes, quilts can go, too) by April 29th to:
Margaret’s Hope Chest
630 Griswold SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49507

And you can check out the multiple ways to get chances to win here:

Finally, this is the April finish for the UFO Challenge:
Flower Paths

Flower Path Back

Flower Path Detail











These were swapped blocks and they made into a cute child-size quilt.  I like the pieced back almost as much as the front!  This quilt will be donated to Wrap-a-Smile.

8 comments:

Pattilou said...

My goodness, you've been productive. I love the soft colors in the quilt to Margaret's Hope Chest. The Flower Path really fits that quilt. The pinks and greens look luscious together.

Mary said...

Very cute quilt - love the colors in it.

BetsyE said...

Really cute quilt! Nice finish!

Donna~~ said...

You've been so productive! Love the springy colors, especially your April UFO--pinks and greens are one of my favorite combo's and your quilt is lovely. And what a great idea to be able to donate tops...I will have to keep that in mind next time I clean out my sewing room!

Katie said...

I love the Flower Paths quilt. Such great colors both for spring and a little girl. And so generous of you to be donating the quilts, too.

Gail said...

Oh, that pink and green is so pretty! Who wouldn't love to have that on their bed?

JCnNC said...

I really like both of your finishes. Way to go. Judy C

AnnieO said...

How generous of you to turn both of these lovely quilts to be loved by others in need! Congrats on your double finish :)