While going through some fabric I recently received, there was a shoebox full of pre-cut squares measuring 3-inches.
Hence the name: The Shoebox Quilt.
I thought it was appropriate.
I counted them to see how big of a quilt I can make with 2 1/2-inch finished squares.
Ok... There are... 1,969 squares!! More than I need for a twin quilt! It's more like a king size quilt!
Since I need 704 for a twin quilt.... How about two! Or three!
Yea, I'll have to add fabric to get three, but it's not like I don't have fabric.
The first used the pink, teal, and purple...
It's hanging with the donation quilts. I didn't get a picture of just it before it went on its way...
Kid One chose some colors to work with, too. She hasn't started sewing, but she did get them mixed together. I may go with it, or edit it... We'll see... She also started a postage stamp quilt. And has been doing a lot of knitting. So she's going to be busy!
Her latest self-imposed task has been to use up some of the yarn we have around here.
We had some pink and purple DK weight yarn and searched through Ravelry for a pattern.
If you knit and/or crochet, and you haven't checked out Ravelry, you should. Lots of free patterns (and more that can be purchased). You can narrow your search by yarn weight, needle/hook size, different yarn weight, different techniques, age/size/gender, and so much more... It's pretty wonderful!
Anyway... We found this one. And she decided on the leafy pattern.
And here's hers....
Cute, isn't it!!
It's Kid-size hat but doesn't fit any of the Kids who live in my house... So, I'd say it'll fit a little kid.
There's more yarn and we've talked about doing the hat with a purple background and pink leaves. And we've discussed the possibility of drawing her own design to put on the hat. She doesn't know what to do...
It's snowing outside. And this snow will be a lot more fun than the snows we've had over the last few weeks.
We're in one of the many areas where the temperatures had dropped to lower than normal levels and the snow that we had wasn't a fun snow. It didn't pack. It just blew. Making outdoor play not nearly as fun and exciting as my excitable boys need it to be.
It's still snowing. We dould have 3-6 inches with the promise of more Wednesday.
My butterfly bush is so droopy from the snow covering its branches...
And everything in the distance is lost through the snow...
I made several trips to the wood pile this morning when the snow was only 2 inches... my path is nearly gone...
When it's done, we'll go outside and shovel the driveway and clean off the car.
Until then, the Kids are going to play outside and I'm going to watch it snow...
I'm overwhelmed by the amount of quilts that has been produced in one session in November and two sessions just a few weeks ago, and also by the generosity of everyone who helped. The only words I can say is "Thank You." Thank you from the clothing bank. Thank you from the recipients. Thank you.
Back in November and December, I wrote about donation quilts that were made by ladies in the area and given to our local clothing bank here, here and here. We completed 33 quilts by Christmas (mostly twin and a few baby). We ran out of time to finish all of them. Christmas seemed like it came upon us very quickly!
The director of the clothing bank said that the quilts were appreciated greatly by those who received them. She told us stories about some of the families receiving them and is still receiving thanks for them.
It makes my heart glad. :)
This week, we were at it again... Monday and Saturday both.
Sitting in my living room are two stacks...
In one stack there are 19 finished quilts.
In another, there are 17 more to finish (just the binding edge).
Ladies took fabric home to make more. They brought fabric to add to the stash.
Those ladies are awesome. Wonderful. I'm so glad I got to meet every one of them and they are forever in my heart. I owe them much thanks for all their help. Much thanks.
Here are the 19 that I'll be delivering to the clothing bank director at church this morning...
And here they are... packed in the bin, waiting for delivery this morning.
I'll be piling them in her car at church this morning.
Thanks again to all who helped. Thanks also to those who made donations (fabric, and cash).
We've taken care of many, and will be taking care of more, kids.