Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Some winnings and a Charity Quilt

I've been a very lucky girl having won two giveaways recently!  The first was from Laura at Needles, Pins and Baking Tins with this very modern assortment of prints from Spoonflower.  She sent these to me all the way from England (one of my very favorites places, well, besides Scotland that is.  Oh, and Disney World. o:) )  The photo of these fabrics on Laura's blog is so much better than this, but here they are...
There was a little caveat to this win...you had to promise to make a quilt for the Siblings Together charity.  The aim of the charity is to promote contact between siblings who have been separated due to foster care or adoption.  Lily's Quilts blog has a good post on the charity.  As I like to make at least a couple of quilts each year for a charity, I was more than happy to oblige.  I decided to make (another) of Julie Herman's Dot Party quilts (this is Dot Party quilt #4 and counting!)  I thought it would show off these large prints nicely.
I had a hard time deciding on a background - I didn't want any of the fabrics to blend in.  I finally chose some tan quilter's linen I had in my stash.  Now I need to find a back and get this quilted and on it's way to a child who can cuddle it up.  Thanks again, Laura!
Next, I found out I won three - count 'em, three - charm packs of Little Apples!  This was courtesy of Annie at Annies Ruby Slipperz.  And, I was a bad, bad giveaway-enterer.  I read her blog every time there's a new post but I totally missed reading the part about me winning and she had to track me down.  Which was so very, very nice of her.  And I am thrilled with my Little Apples.  I decided I'm going to use my friend's Sizzix to cut tumblers.  Her die makes a 4" finished tumbler so I think it's big enough to really show off these fun prints!
On another charitable note, on Memorial Day I read Beth's (Love Laugh Quilt) post on her wish to donate a few star quilts to a local Veterans' Hospital and asked if anyone would like to contribute a block.  I have quite the stash of "patriotic" fabrics - I probably should have contributed a few more.
It's fun to both give and receive!

6 comments:

Julie @ Jaybird Quilts said...

It looks great!! I love how all the large prints worked out!

Becky M said...

Love it! That ran was a great choice. Tan, stupid autocorrect.

FarahLin said...

Great job with those fabrics, Denise! And you'll be making some deserving child very happy! =)

Diane said...

oh I really like the Dot Party top!

Karin said...

loving the dots! I need to get some linen in my stash, love the texture :) Can't see the tumbler quilt you make with the Little Apples! It's got my favorite colors in that line, but I still haven't gotten around to getting any myself.

Pat said...

Wow, that pattern makes such effective use of those prints. And the tan was a stupendous idea. Gotta get me some of that Quilters Linen. Anna had some in gray for her Swoon background, and it was wonderful.