I posted in an earlier post that my one real quilting goal this year is to make more charity quilts... at least one for every quilt I make as a gift or too keep. I have chosen, for now, to make quilts for the Quilts for Kids Organization. (You can find their link and other info in my earlier post. )
This weekend I finished up my 2nd Quilts for Kids quilt for 2013 with the help of my hubby who took care of the binding for me. :-)
Quilt for Kids often runs short on quilts for teen boys, so this one was made with a young man in mind. When I was digging through my novelty fabrics for inspiration, I found some fish fabric scraps I got when I bought a box of scraps some time ago. I knew they would be perfect for a teen boy's quilt. Also, fishing has a special place in my heart and life. My father was an avid fisherman and I was in a boat from the time I was just a few months old. So this one is in memory of my sweet daddy.
I have prayed for the boy who will receive this quilt... that he knows the Lord, that he feels God's presence and comfort. My dad knew the Lord.. loved Him.. felt His presence throughout his life and especially while battling cancer... and while I miss him even after 16 years, I know that God answered our prayers by giving him the ultimate healing.
I took time this weekend to clean out my huge box of novelty fabric and straighten them up. I have focus fabrics pulled for 4 more charity quilts. I have decided on a pattern for 2 of them and have pulled fabrics from the scrap boxes to work with them. We have boxes here where we cut up scraps into 2.5" - 6" squares as well as 2.5" strips. Takes time to do, but so worth it when it comes time to pull for a project!
Be watching for more Quilts for Kids' quilts soon!