Saturday, September 13, 2014

I Think I Need a Bigger Box

I finished up two quilts for donation to Wrap-A-Smile, a partner of Rotaplast International, a non-profit organization that treats children with cleft lip and palate anomaly who otherwise would not receive surgical intervention.  Some of the hospitals where the missions take place have no linens so the quilts cover the operating table during surgery, keep the children warm after surgery and they then get to take their quilt home with them. Sometimes the quilt is the only item of value other than the family's cooking implements. 

See that box? Do you think they will fit? 

40 x 58
It consists of a couple of Lotto blocks I won last year from Sunshine Online Quilt Guild's monthly lotto, a few orphan Happy Blocks, some scraps left over from a Quilt of Valor and some 2.5 inch scraps and and some alien fabric from stash. 

40 x 58
It consists of a few scrappy heart blocks, another block lotto winning block and some 6 inch orphan blocks along with some 2.5 inch scraps for sashing. 

I had made both tops last year but had to finish some other UFOs in order to have enough left over batting to piece together for these.  I usually buy Queen-sized batting on sale and piece leftovers for these smaller quilts that I quilt on my plain Jane DSM.  I quilted Hearts with flowers and Aliens with stars. 

The last time I put the quilts in a box for mailing I decided it wasn't quite full enough and I could make a couple more quilts to fill it up.

And now I think I need a bigger box. 
I need to find it soon because these are sure taking up space in my sewing room and I now need space for Christmas gifts!


Pattilou said...

Great quilts! Yep, betting you need a bigger box.

Vicki H said...

Think positive and compress all the air out. You might get them in. They are all fantastic!

antique quilter said...

beautiful happy quilts, this is so nice of you to donate to such an amazing cause, these quilts will be treasured by those children

Dasha said...

Wow! That is an awesome bunch of happy quilts!

Julierose said...

Lovely quilts and a lovely you for donating...hugs, Julierose

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

You have a real dilemma there! Oh how I love the pic of all the quilts on the clothesline. You really need to have some note cards done with this pic on the front!

Just Another Quilter said...

I bet you can find a bigger box around work some where. The clothesline is looking great. Congrats on your charity.

Quiltdivajulie said...

LOVE that clothesline photo -- what a marvelous box of donations!!!!!!!!