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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Green Fairy Quilt Charity Quilt Donation

A finished project.....oh yes!!  I enjoy finishing projects on one hand and on the other,  I actually feel sad like I do when I come to the end of a very good book.  I finished hand stitching the binding on last night and it will go in the mail first thing tomorrow morning. 

Judi and Clint from Green Fairy Quilts have a charity and most of you have read my posts about them before.  Since Judi is pregnant (with her fourth!! :)  In September, Clint will be going without Judi to Romania to take quilts to orphans and homeless children in Romania. 

I won this MODA Jelly Roll and Judi's pattern, Strip This Quilt, a year or so ago.  I could not think of a better use for the Jelly Roll than to make one of Judi's patterns and send it  back for their trip to Romania.


I had no idea how hard it is to actually photograph a quilt "for real."  This was the best I could do for the time I had so pretend you don't see shadows etc.
The pantogram has butterflies, swirls and a sun.  You can see that I'm a beginner with a long arm quilting machine but I think it looks pretty good if I don't say so myself. 
This is the back of the quilt.  As with most things in life, this quilt was a team effort.  I took the fabric and pattern with me to PA several weeks ago.  Mary Jane, IHAN East Coast Operations Manager, and I enjoyed putting the top together.  When I got home I called another friend, Dale, who has a long arm quilt machine.  Dale taught me how to follow a pantogram and with her guidance and help I finished quilting it in 3 or 4 hours.  I had a ball with the long arm quilting machine.  Can you imagine a charity quilt ending up costing me 12 - 15 thousand dollars?  It might because now I know what those babies can do and that sure was fun!

I wish Clint safe travels to Romania in September.   For those of you don't know about the Green Fairy Charity click here and read more.  100% of all monies donated goes directly to Romania.    Please consider making a donation for their trip.  There is no amount that is too small.  If you have a zillion frequent flier miles piling up.....donate them to Judi and Clint for their trip next year :)

Believe it or not I actually hugged my quilt before I folded it up and put it in the box.  I actually feel sad sending it away because I have really enjoyed making it.  I guess that is the sort of quilt I would want to receive if I were a little girl.....one that is loved and is sent with love. 

Bye bye little quilt.....fly away and bring joy and happiness to a little one far away.

Smiles,
Kelly

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love it! It's gonna make someone's day...you just know it.

Have a wonderful evening. I'm bachelorette-ing it and just had happy hour (veggies and dip -- not what you'd think of for happy hour, but it hit the spot). Lots of sewing in the works.

pat sloan said...

awesome and wonderful,,, YOU ROCK!

Kay Lynne said...

I love the fabric that you picked. It will make a child very happy and feel very special!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Kelly, that quilt is going to be so special for some little girl who will surely feel that hug from you. The quilting looks great, and I can only imagine just how much fun it was to do it yourself!

MGM

Boppi said...

A beautiful quilt. You can get tips on photographing your quilts at youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L92mA8YhUvU.

If you don't already document your quilts, check out QuiltAlbum at www.quiltalbum.com.

Jim Fiedler

Vicki W said...

What a cute quilt and for such a great cause!

SewCalGal said...

Kelly, this is a beautiful quilt. Lovely prints, colors, design and delightful quilting. This will certainly bring good cheer and comfort to a child in need in Romania. Thank you for doing this and for inspiring others to look for ways to help those in need.
Great job!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Jeanne said...

Wow! It looks wonderful. What a nice gesture giving it to the children in Romania. Any leftovers? You could make yourself a mini quilt to remember it by.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

A fabulous quilt for a fabulous cause Kelly!

Barb said...

I love the fabric, quilt and the quilting! What a labor of love that you are sending off--everyone that contributed will always remember their contribution to the orphans in Romania. You are all wonderful! Fabulous job!

WoolenSails said...

That is such a beautiful quilt for a child and to have someone with those colors and fabrics, will make a child feel so special and loved. That was a wonderful thing you did. I would like to do small quilts too, will have to check out their site.

Debbie

Judi said...

Kelly-

It looks beautiful! Thank you so much for all of your help!

Take care!

Darlene B said...

You did a beautiful job on this quilt, Kelly! I'm sure it will be loved by a special child in Romania for a very long time. Kudos to you....

Stormy Days said...

Lovely.

MJE said...

Happy to see the finished product. It was fun helping you put this together and the time we had with each other. You did great on the quilting...I can see a long arm in your future.

Karin said...

Pretty super quilt, from a pretty super lady, going to a pretty super charity! I'm sure the recipient will cherish it as much as you!

Barb said...

Kelly, I don't know if I have ever seen a quilt completed from you? I will have to go look in your archives...but that quilt is soooooooooooooooo awesome. I never forget Judi, even with sewing for my sister, I made sure Judi got her dues....what she is doing is amazing.

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