This baby quilt has waited to be quilted since June and it is finally finished. The name came from the cornerstones and binding fabric as it is fluffy white clouds on a blue sky background. It reminds me of sleepily floating on clouds.
I used a charm pack by Lily & Loom from Craftsy called Strawberry Fizz. I have never used this fabric brand before so I didn’t know what to expect, but after washing I am pleasantly surprised. The backing is a medium green flannel and the finished size is 42″x46″.
This quilt will be included in my stack of donations to our local women and children’s group.
This holiday season I have been mostly working on projects for donations. You may remember my post on The Giving Store Donation of wrist purses. This is the second and third batch of items that includes 48 microwave bowl holders, approximately 30 lip gloss holders, travel tissue holders, and several more wrist purses. I hope to get a few more items completed after Thanksgiving. Not all will be in the donation boxes as some are designated for others.
When I worked for the city I met a lot of wonderful and giving people who made helping people in their community their project. Some of these people work and volunteer at the local health center. The hours are long and very tiring but many continue to work long after their assigned shifts are over. They patiently help people with not only medical issues but filling out numerous forms for all things to include housing assistance, help finding day care, and locating services that are out of their area of expertise. These are unsung heroes of this little community and will be getting little packages for the holidays.
I know with my limited resources I cannot make a big difference but I can give a few people a little surprise this season and let them know they are appreciated.
Thank you for visiting our little blog today. I would love to borrow/nab your holiday giving ideas for little gifts if you would like to share.
One of the things our local volunteer service group supports is The Giving Store. Last year The Giving Store provided over 400 local children the opportunity to ‘shop’ for presents for their family members. Purchasing these presents come from the proceeds of a Spring and Fall rummage sale of used items donated by the community throughout the year, a Christmas in July luncheon ticket sales and donations, and new items donated for the children’s shopping event.
I have donated a quilt in the past but this year I will be donating wrist purses. I am committed to making twenty but since I got an early start this year I will try to come up with more. You may notice some familiar fabrics as I have used most in other quilt projects.
Hope the children and the recipients enjoy the purses as much as I have enjoyed making them.
Thank you for visiting with me.