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:

  1. 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.

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  2. awesome and wonderful,,, YOU ROCK!

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

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  4. 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

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  5. 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

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  6. What a cute quilt and for such a great cause!

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  7. 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

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  8. 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.

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  9. A fabulous quilt for a fabulous cause Kelly!

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  10. 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!

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  11. 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

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  12. Kelly-

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

    Take care!

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  13. 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....

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  14. 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.

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  15. 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!

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  16. 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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