Friday, February 20, 2009

Progress


I've finally made some progress in the sewing department. The top for the High School senior is completed. Once I get the backing, I'll get it loaded up and quilted. This is a yearly project that I've been coordinating for about 7 years now. Back in 2000 our church decided that it would be a cool idea to make quilts for the graduating high school seniors. So every June, they are wrapped in quilted love and sent on to the next part of their lives. After the first year, it was decided to give the kids a questionnaire to fill out so we can personalize the quilts to each student. This year was a major struggle as 4 of the 5 kids (all girls) said their favorite activity was "hanging out with friends" and a few other things that just can't be represented in fabric. When I received the questionnaire for my girl I was starting to despair -- until I got to the last item she had noted "I drive a VW bug". Ah ha! Yippee, major Happy Dance! My stash just so happens to have all sorts of VW fabric. So I happily pulled out the bright VW bugs. Her favorite colors were green and black -- which explains why this quilt is so darn green!
Now I guess it's back to pink log cabin blocks......


3 comments:

karenfae said...

I like those colors together.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Mary said...

Very cute! Double 4 Patch is one of my favorite patterns.

How funny that you have the same Birthday as Keith -- my sister's husband does too.

*karendianne. said...

Oh I love this! What a cute quilt and a great thing you're doing. I dig that VW bug stuff, too. Always thought you were cool but now I'm thinking you're the coolest on the planet anywhere! hee.