Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Rag Quilts for Haiti!

Yes I have been sewing away!  Currently we have 23 quilts ready for the orphanage in Haiti!  I have sewn 15, my Mom has done 3 and a neighbor donated 5 from her quilt guild!  Here is a pic!

The ones on the right are 10" squares and are 5x6, meaning 5 squares by 6 squares.  These are for the older kids.  The ones on the left are 7" squares and are 6x6, these are for the babies and toddlers.  I have one of these waiting to snip and another cut and ready to sew!  

I am really bummed about this one though

See how the red ran on that one print!  I wash in cold and even use Shout Color Catchers.  After the first wash I sprayed with Shout and washed again, still not change, so I sprayed and let sit over night, nothing!  I have used the red before with no problem.  And it is funny how it only ran on that on print, not the other red print.  DH says I should send it, but I just can't!
DD has been helping me snip and has made a few quilts of her own for an organization that I have worked with for a few years. Threads of Love, one of the things they do is make blankets for preemies, so I have been doing that with my scraps.  Here is one of hers.

They are a little smaller, 6" squares and 6x6, I have some that I made that are 5x5.  She is doing it for community service, but I know she loves to do them anyway!  We made a bunch after hurricane Katrina and sent them to New Orleans.  They are so easy and such fun to make.  You can go with a theme, or just run with it.
Still have about 25 or so to go.  Rainy days are perfect for sewing

Have a good one,


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Leah said...

What a wonderful thing you're doing! I just heard today that they pulled out another survivor from under a building! 28 days!! Wow! God Bless you and your friends & family!

laurmela said...

Thanks Leah! I figured it what the least I could do and it is fun!

Heather@ theherberfamily.blogspot.com said...

What an awesome project for helping Haiti!

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