Thursday, April 21, 2011

Perfect Timing

April A-Z Challenge: P is for Perfect Timing

Today I found out about a place where I can send quilt tops. Not finished quilts. TOPS!! That is such a gift. For years I've had numerous UFOs on hand, and they weigh me down. This will greatly speed up my goal of completing UFOs. Completing them, in my book, includes sending them to other people for finishing.

The place is Margaret's Hope Chest. I've known about them before and have contributed quilts, but the collection of tops they are doing is a new thing. In fact, they are having a give-away. My name will go into the pot for contributing tops, for mentioning it on my blog, etc. etc. I'm more excited about sending away my tops than about getting my name in the drawing... but if I win, that'll be icing on the cake!

The quilt tops are due to MHC by the end of this month, so I don't have much time. The perfect timing comes in because I have just a bit of free time in the next couple of days, so I plan to use it to finish up some tops.. get borders on them and zip them out in the mail. And, of course, the best part is, they'll be finished and given to some deserving children who are in crisis or lonely or sick. I hope my quilts will help them.

Here are the first three that I have ready.

a row quilt -- I just found some more black, so I think I'll add an outer border before I send it

blue slash yellow

crumbs.. kind of small, but MHC said any size is fine, and they have added borders to others, so I hope this will be OK. Believe it or not, I have nothing in my stash that I can use for another appropriate border!


Mama Drama Times Two said...

"I have nothing in my stash that I can use for another appropriate border!" Hahahaahah! Sounds like a perfectly resonable excuse to do some fabris shopping. I could sew quilt tops all day long but do not enjoy putting the final steps in putting the quilt together and positively dread handsewing bindings. I have a laundry basket full of UFOs as a result.

Twisted Quilts said...

Thanks so much for mentioning the website. I immediately went to it. I have been looking for a place, a good place to donate. Love all 3 of those tops.

diplofam said...

these tops are GREAT! What fun they will be for 3 little children! Thanks for sharing and helping us spread the word!
Carin from MHC