Saturday, February 8, 2014

Quilts For Kids

I had some left overs from The Quilt That Took Forever and had had a project in the back of my mind for quite some time. Quilts For Kids is a national organization that provides quilts to kids in hospitals. Check them out at 
They will actually sent you a kit to make into a quilt if you wish. They have certain size and construction requirements that are pretty basic. Must be new fabric, must be machine pieced and quilted and so forth. 
In my "day job", I am an Oncology Nurse Practitioner and adolescent and young adult patients are a special interest of mine. At one time, on the Quilts For Kids website they were requesting quilts for adolescent boys because many of the quilts they receive are very juvenile or feminine in nature. Sooooo.... I talked with my son, who finally got The Quilt that took Forever, and asked if he thought he would need anything else made from the quilt scraps. He said no and I told him what I had in mind for the scraps. He was very pleased. 
I had to include some other fabric as I could not quite s-t-r-e-t-c-h the fabric quite far enough. So, I added some red strips. I did them in a really random fashion, so there is no real "pattern". Kind of wish I had not made it quite so random. 
This is the completed top. Now I need to, again, "layer, baste and quilt as desired". 

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