I just finished three more tops all approximately 40 x 60.
I have a box I call The Happy Place. In it are incomplete sets of Happy Blocks in a variety of different sizes. I used to participate in Happy Blocks swaps as well as swaps where we exchanged I Spy squares in a variety of different sizes. When I had some scraps left over I used to border the squares and throw them in The Happy Place. Many quilts for kids have come out of The Happy Place but I have not been in that place for awhile so thought I would visit. (C'mon, C'mon, get happy...)
I found a lot of school themed blocks. I just needed six more in that theme for a set.
So I made six more Happy Blocks (6.5 inch centers; 2.5 inch sides for a finished 10 inch block) and then I made a top.
Next I dug into the Orphanage and Parts Department and found blocks for a black, white and red theme with bits of blue.
This contains blocks I had a difficult time making for a lotto that I deemed too imperfect; Snowballs left over from a gifted quilt that was black, white and red all over...
More leftover Snowballs; an extra Rosebud block, an extra Star; lots of pieces and parts.
For this one I dug out blocks of any color in kind of a Star theme and then some.
The top were left over Friendship Stars from a Friendship Star/Nine Patch quilt I donated. I think those might also have been from a swap. Blocks were made with homespuns and muslin. The Yellow and Green Stars came to me without corners. I added the corners and some sashing for that row. The variety of four inch blocks came from The Parts Department.
I see Nine Patch Stars I decided I didn't like to make; Spider Webs left over because I guess I don't know how to count; Wonky Stars; Left over Garlic Knots...
... and left over Depression Blocks in a couple of different sizes.
When finished most of these quilts will be donated to Quilts Beyond Borders. I used to also donate to Wrap-A-Smile, a Rotaplast partner but unfortunately most of their surgical missions have been cancelled for now due to covid.
It is not often that we see the children who end up with quilts we have made; however, I have been fortunate to spot a few of my quilts in pictures others have taken over the years. You can imagine how exciting it is to spot a child with a quilt that came from my house!
Previous posts about folks with quilts I've made:
Just one more thing...we would love to have you join us at the Sunshine Online Quilt Guild if you enjoy making quilts for people in need. We make quilts for kids around the world. We donate quilts to three programs: Wrap a Smile, Quilts Beyond Borders and Covered in Love. Wrap a Smile quilts go to kids, teens and adults undergoing cleft palate surgery. Quilts Beyond Borders go to under-served children, often in orphanages worldwide. Covered in Love quilts are adult sized and go to patients spending their final days in a hospital. We mainly support those three programs; however, Sunshine members donate quilts to many other places near and dear to their hearts.