Quilts For Kids - Finished!


I just finished my two Quilts for Kids and you can see them here (I hope):
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I put these in Flickr instead of Webshots, so you won't have to put up with the ads!
The one with the puppy fabric was the kit QFK sent me. The Trip Around The World was made from my stash. I think I'm going to have to replenish my marbles collection - I used most of it up in this one.
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Louise in Iowa

Those are really nice. Like Polly, you just wayyyy extended the length of your arms! You can hug a child from miles away.
Sherry
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Sherry

Oh those are darling. I just shipped out my first one yesterday to them. You did a terrific job with both! One thing I noticed was that your QFK's fabric had a lot of black in it. Mine did too, black fabric with race cars on it. When I washed it, thank heavens I threw in a color catcher as the black ran terribly. Did you notice that with your fabric also? Donna
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dealer83

How precious. Way to go, Louise. I enjoyed seeing your choice for quilting. Mine will never see that level. Wow! Polly
Oh those are darling. I just shipped out my first one yesterday to them. You did a terrific job with both! One thing I noticed was that your QFK's fabric had a lot of black in it. Mine did too, black fabric with race cars on it. When I washed it, thank heavens I threw in a color catcher as the black ran terribly. Did you notice that with your fabric also? Donna
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Polly Esther

Aren't they lovely! Bright and cheerful - just what's needed.
You know I would never have thought that alternating a four patch with a plain square would make such an effective pattern. Our quilt group is just discussing fairly simple patterns for our next group quilt and I will put this forward. . In message , Louise in Iowa writes >I just finished my two Quilts for Kids and you can see them here (I >hope):
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>I put these in Flickr instead of Webshots, so you won't have to put up >with the ads! > >The one with the puppy fabric was the kit QFK sent me. The Trip Around >The World was made from my stash. I think I'm going to have to >replenish my marbles collection - I used most of it up in this one.
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Patti

The black in mine didn't run, nor did the red (which I've had more problems with in the past!). My biggest problem was that I did the binding as they asked - brought the back around to the front and zig-zagged it down. I didn't use cotton thread, and when I tossed it in the wash, the fabric shrunk, but the thread didn't! What was originally a nice, flat quit, ended up with somewhat wavy borders!
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Louise in Iowa

I thought it was a really good choice of pattern for this project - easy for a beginner who wants to get involved. I wouldn't have thought of doing it myself, but I think it's a good pattern for the next time I need a quick turnaround quilt.
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Louise in Iowa

The fabric sounds cool - will you share pics?-- Louise in Iowa nieland1390@mchsi dot com
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> Mine was black with bright color cats. Haven't washed yet, working on > the binding. > Anna Belle > > > > On Thu, 25 Feb 2010 20:02:21 -0800 (PST), dealer83 > >>> I just finished my two Quilts for Kids and you can see them here (I >>> hope):
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>>> I put these in Flickr instead of Webshots, so you won't have to put up >>> with the ads! >>> >>> The one with the puppy fabric was the kit QFK sent me. The Trip Around >>> The World was made from my stash. I think I'm going to have to replenish >>> my marbles collection - I used most of it up in this one. >>> -- >>> Louise in Iowa >>> nieland1390@mchsi dot com
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Oh those are darling. I just shipped out my first one yesterday to>> them. You did a terrific job with both! One thing I noticed was that>> your QFK's fabric had a lot of black in it. Mine did too, black>> fabric with race cars on it. When I washed it, thank heavens I threw>> in a color catcher as the black ran terribly. Did you notice that>> with your fabric also? Donna
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Louise in Iowa

Thanks, Sherry. I generally do projects for local organizations rather than national, but a friend from church told me about this one. She has a niece who has had multiple health problems and spent a significant amount of time in hospitals. The youngster had been given a quilt from Quilts for Kids, and it meant a lot to the family. It's nice to "pay back" those good feelings.
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Louise in Iowa

I ordered a kit from Quilts for Kids to see what they were using in the way of pattern and fabrics and was very impressed with both. This is a great way for someone on a tight budget to enjoy quilting and contribute to the community. The organization's suggestion of sending back two quilts for every kit they send is great marketing. They even suggest that you return the pattern and plastic bag for recycling! I plan to make their kit quilt this evening. Of course it will take another evening (or two) to quilt the top. Would rather just piece tops then send them to a long arm quilter but that gets a little expensive for donations. My favorite long arm quilter has two sons in college. I tell the sons to study hard since I am paying their tuition.
Susan
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Susan Laity Price

I just ordered my first kit and am curious: do they send fabric pre-cut or can I pre-wash to lessen the problem of fabric colors that run?
Trixie
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Trixie

I finished mine a couple of days ago. Need to wash yet and put in the mail. Not sure who was asking but yes, the kits come pre-cut and are of, I think, very nice quality fabrics. Mine was primarily black with the focus fabric being tools. Again, not sure who was mentioning, but this was my first shot at machine quilting. I just did simple diagonal lines on my regular machine and had no issues whatsoever. Marking was a different issued. In the last few weeks I am apparently very challened when it comes to adding; multliplying and now measuring! It was definitely a fun, quick, easy project and would gladly do more. I think the whole thing took about 8 hrs. altogether including the quilting and sewing the binding. I did not go with their plan for binding - I did a traditional binding. After hearing about some others with dye issues in the wash, I'll be anxious to see how this one fares when I put it through the wash.
Kim in snow-covered (again!) NJ
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AuntK

Hi Louise,
Fabric was nice, some timeless treasures and Kaufman. Have almost finished the quilting and will do a traditional binding. Then wash with a catcher of course. My kit was the same design shown earlier. My picture sharing abilities are limited at the moment. The transfer system between PC and camera seems to be hostile. They are not talking to each other. Will get a fix soon I hope.
In the mean time, here is some of my work from the past:
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Go to Albums and explore. Need to update the site. I think I have not posted any new work for a year or so.
Anna Belle
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Anna Belle

They send the fabric pre-cut, which is nice from the piecer's standpoint. The colors running wasn't a problem in the kit I received, and hopefully you'll have good luck with that part of it. Just throw a color catcher in the wash with it, and that'll probably eliminate the problem.
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Louise in Iowa

Fabric was cut into strips already so I didn't pre-wash. My kit was pastels so am not worried about colors that run. The instructions say to wash the finished quilt before mailing it. I am normally a pre-washer. Did not get back to the sewing machine as planned last night so kit must wait until next week.
Susan
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Susan Laity Price

I hope you get your transfer system working, because I'd love to see more of your quilts! I can't believe I hadn't seen your site before. You do wonderful work!
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Louise in Iowa

Thanks Louise. Haven't posted the site before. Have been sewing since the treadle days, so lots of experience and lots of good teachers & friends who give me good advice.
Here is another quilt you might (will) enjoy. It is the Opportunity quilt for our show on March 12 & 13 in Melbourne, Fl. Susan & I hope to have a meet-up if anyone else is interested, let me know. It is a good show.
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Check under quilt shows.
Anna Belle in Palm Bay
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Anna Belle

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