Need a reminder on how awesome and generous our little online quilting community is? This post is for you! A few weeks ago I sent out an S.O.S. to some of my friends. I needed help with a quilt for Wrapped in Hope. Wrapped in Hope is an excellent organization (part of Margaret's Hope Chest) that provides birthday quilts for children with a parent in prison. Well, due to a miscommunication, the quilt for an 11-year-old boy fell through the cracks, and it was already past his birthday.
The kids who receive quilts from Wrapped in Hope get to give a list of their favorites, and the quilters try to fulfill them. This boy asked for red, green, black, football, and cheetah. Not only was I under a time crunch, but I really didn't have many fabrics in my stash to match his wishes. So I sent out an email in hopes that some of my friends could pitch in with a block or two. They made 53. I was overwhelmed as these blocks arrived in my mailbox. These women all have very busy lives, and I'm really grateful that they took some time to make these blocks for an 11-year-old who could use some encouragement.
I can say with 100% certainty that this quit could not have been possible without help from Marla, Kim, Becky, Toni, Laura, Deb, Meg, Marci, Elizabeth, Lisa, and Dawn. THANK YOU! I'm sending you all virtual hugs. People who know me in person know that I'm most definitely not a hugger, so even a virtual hug is a big deal from me. :)
I chose the snowball block from Cluck Cluck Sew, because it's pretty quick and showcases lots of fabrics.
I know low-volume quilts might be all the rage right now. This is a high-volume quilt. I admit, I thought the recipient's picks were a little out there at first, but it definitely works!
For the back, I pieced together some green, cheetah (maybe leopard?), red, and pirate skulls for good measure.
Thank you again to my friends who made this quilt possible. I know this 11-year-old boy will find comfort in this gift!