My kit from Quilts for Kids came in the mail today! The makers of Downy fabric softener are still affiliated with this great group and sending out a free kit for a child-size quilt for the asking. They request that you make up their kit and also make up a quilt from your own fabric and send them both back to them to be distributed to hospitals associated with the Children’s Miracle Network. Of course, if you have a local chapter of Quilts for Kids, your quilts will remain in your local community.
This is the fabric I received:
And this is the teen-girl’s quilt top that I finished and will send back with my finished kit.
I’ll also send the teen-boy’s quilt (with USAF airplanes fabric) that I have posted about earlier. These quilts are only about 38” x 45” so they don’t take that long to make … it’s the quilting itself that holds me up. But knowing that a child in the hospital will be cheered up by receiving one of these quilts will spur me on.
My dog (just off to the left in this photo) found a friend in the garden today. She stuck her nose right up to this Giant Swallowtail and it didn’t faze it a bit. It just fluttered from flower to flower, as happy as could be. Those purple flowers must be tasty!
And how do I know it was a Giant Swallowtail? I looked it up, of course! This is one of my favorite sites for identifying butterflies:
There’s also a page there to tell you what butterflies you can attract to your garden by entering your zip code for your part of the country. Happy planting to attract butterflies!