Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Thursday Thirteen Comforters to Comfort




For the past few months, the ladies at my church, have been working on these quilts for a Service Project for a home for girls that age out of Foster care. It is a very worthy cause. I have been collecting the quilts as the ladies finish them. I have an attachment to each of them.... some because I sewed on them a little, matched the fabrics for it from what was donated, or donated the fabric myself, some because they are so Beautiful, some because I know some one learned a new skill working on it, or sacrificed to donate whether the materials or soo much of their time. So before I take them to the girls I wanted to share the beauty .....

1.The fabric from this one was donated by a mom of 5 girls and she knew the girls would like the brown.



2.I had this blue and found a cute Hawaiian fabric to coordinate

3.This one looks like a Monet painting

4.This one is sewn so well it does not look homemade but it, was along w/ the one just above,was sewn by a woman recouping from Cancer Surgery.

5.Tthere are two of these that are very similar and the craftsmanship is soo good the lady who did these did 3 others also,she taught many of us new skills, she is amazing!!! I had a bunch of patriotic fabric so there is a bit of a theme

She machine quilts so beautifully


6. this one shows that most of them are tie quilted

and the bindings




7.The other similar one -- I love the channels on the stripes

8.The Eagles -- maybe there is a a girl who is thinking of the military or w/ a cute soldier in her life:)


9.this one is my my favorite color w/ stars--- another of my good friends did 3 or 4 she is such a natural seamstress

10.I called this pebbles and flowers-- The ladies who did this one did 3 and are always willing to do So much, it was worked on by multiple generations of one family.




11.This one is so fresh-- A young girl in the age group of the recipients put these colors together


12.This one is so crisp, sewn by a young mom of 4 young boys who is so talented she makes it look easy.

13.Texas bandannas- sewn by a native Texan

And as a Bonus this one shows off a talent to coordinate the stitching w/ the subject matter

flowers on flowers

Bubbles on the fish

and the lining is the sweetest yellow. I love this look and the feel is sooo nice.

Thank you so much everyone that helped in anyway -- I know these will give the comfort that was so lovingly stitched into them.

30 comments:

kay said...

Thank you for sharing this list. Quilts really do have stories to tell. I have about a dozen antique ones from our family. They are precious to me.

SandyCarlson said...

The very fine ladies of your church make me want to cry.

Buck Naked Politics said...

What a wonderful project! Happy TT.

Darla said...

Those are some beautiful quilts. I'm sure they'll be appreciated and treasured.

Hootin' Anni said...

AMAZING work!! They're all so beautiful. I am totally impressed with these.

How many ladies do you have working with you on these projects? Do they continue to do it all year long? Wow...so, so impressed.


My T-13 is shared. Hope you can stop by.

Playful Professional said...

So is it surprising that I like the polka dots? Ha. I bet you could've guessed.

WillThink4Wine said...

I use to quilt, but gave it up for lack of time or space! I gave away a room full of fabrics that I had collected over the years! I miss it but probably won't pick it up again until I retire. Thank you for sharing these beautiful examples of human kindness and love.

txmommy said...

those are gorgeous!! Thanks for posting that, I wondered how they turned out but didn't imagine they were so lovely!

Robin said...

What a wonderful project, I'm sure the girls will treasure them.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

What a fantastic project. Service projects like this always get me in those soft spots I try to keep hidden. And the workmanship involved here? Fantastic. You're lucky to be surrounded by such great people.

Lori said...

Very nice. I especially like #11. It reminds me of one of my great-grandmother's quilts.

Michelle said...

Beautiful blankets. What a great way to donate your time. Happy TT!! Thanks for visiting.

No Nonsense Girl said...

Those are beautiful :)

Denise Patrick said...

What a wonderful gift to those girls. I hope they enjoy their quilts and remember how much love they were sewn with. Your church ladies are very talented.

Thanks for visiting my TT!

nikko said...

They all turned out so nice. It was my pleasure to help out!

allisonsays.com said...

Those are all beautiful! I would love to make a quilt one day. First I need to learn how to sew ;)

I love the one from Texas, and also the fish one. Great stuff! Thanks for sharing those.

Happy TT!

pussreboots said...

Beautiful work. Happy TT.

the teach said...

What beautiful work the women of your church do, Marcia! And then you post pictures of them. How lovely! :D

Melanie said...

Those are amazing! What wonderful women at your church to put all of that time into making those.

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Alice Audrey said...

Those are very nice quilts. I hope they are loved.

My TT is here.

The Gal Herself said...

This is very impressive and represents SO MUCH WORK! My favorite is the "Monet," but they are all great. (Thanks for visiting my TT)

Janet said...

I like the flowers on flowers, so bright and cheery!

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

Who doesn't love a GREAT comforter! What a fantastic TT!

Nicole Austin said...

Great project! I bet it was fun!

napaboaniya said...

I'm amazed..these quilts are beautiful and the best of it, they're all made with love :)

mo said...

Hello - thanks for visiting my blog - I'm a bit slow :-)

These quilts are beautiful... I couldn't part with any of them except that they are going to people who will truly love and treasure them. I wish our church could do projects like this... maybe someday.

Cheers.

MommyWizdom said...

Oops - hit return too soon - :-)

Ann Bruce said...

Awesome project! Those are beautiful comforters.

grace said...

What a wonderful project. I like #12 best.

Kimmie said...

Handmade from the Heart...It dosn't get any better than that.

Beautiful work of the ladies of your church and for such a heartfelt cause. Bless their hearts.

Thank You for sharing.
Blessings,
Kimmie