Sunday, June 10, 2012

Animal Hand Quilt

I had so much fun making this quilt for Zoe' kindergarten class. It will be auctioned off this week. Every kid put a hand print on a block & her teacher painted all the animal features on the hand. I love how cute all the animals look. 

There was one extra hand print in this quilt so I added it to the back. 

I bought all the fabric at Hancock Fabric. The giant green gingham is my favorite! 

I usually do a much smaller quilting stitch but in this case I thought a smaller stitch would crinkle the hand prints too much once I washed the quilt. So I did a larger stitch. I don't know if I like it as much as some of my other quilting stitches but it was still a good learning experience for me. I feel a little more confident with trying new things with every quilt.

This time next week the girls will be starting our summer vacation. I am so very excited to sleep in (even if it's just 30 extra minutes). I look forward to playing in the back yard, visits to the library, dinners on the back porch, late afternoon bike rides & movies. I think I'm most excited that the girls can play a little later in the evening because they won't have to wake up so early in the morning for school. Omri is getting a little easier every week. He plays outside all afternoon while I work at the table. He usually comes in every 5 minutes or so to make sure I'm still paying attention to him. He's the cutest. I love this stage.

I wanted to thank everyone for bidding on the auction for Danny. Desert Rose will be getting her quilt later this week. I do have some very sad news. Danny passed away on Tuesday. My parents went to his funeral on Saturday & My mom said it was a very touching memorial. Standing room only. I know Danny was very loved. What stood out most was his extraordinary faith in Christ & his love for sharing that faith with others. What a great example of courage & kindness.

I have such amazing friends. My dear sweet friend Sally has donated a table runner to auction off & her friend has made some beautiful blankets to be auctioned off too. I plan on having two more auctions with these lovely donations to help out Danny's family. I know that the money earned will be helpful to them. I am always touched by the kindness of others. Thanks so much ladies for your talents & willingness to help out such a wonderful family. I'll be starting the first auction tomorrow.