2 New Quilts


Sometimes it's nice to whip up a fun quick quilt.

I grabbed some fat quarters of Girl's World Vibe by Sis Boom 

and made a Twister Quilt. 



I had leftover fabric...

 so I added some little elephants.


and made another top.



My wonderful long arm quilter Tanya Croft donated the quilting so together we've made these quilts for Inspirational Quilts, an organisation that gives quilts to children with Cystic Fibrosis or the children of families staying in at Ronald McDonald House during major illness and/or treatment.

Don't you think one of the best things about making quilts is giving them away?

2 New Quilts

32 comments

  1. Oh yes, yes ... and YES! I love giving quilts away too, Rachael. Sadly the charity quilts I've seen over the years haven't all been as exquisite and fun as yours. Those recipients are truly blessed :-)

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  2. Totally agree it is so nice to give to share some of yourself by providing the comfort a happy quilt gives.
    The two quilts sparkle and will be loved.

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  3. What a great thing you've done rachael.
    Someone will have a very merry xmas indeed!

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  4. Your quilts are gorgeous Rachael! And the playground shots are perfect! How generous of you to give these two beauties away!

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  5. Absolutely! Both quilts are sure to brighten someones day, they're lovely!! x

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  6. Both quilts are wonderful! Love the way you have used the same fabric but have come up with very different results through the pattern choices.
    Beautiful gifts for a wonderful cause.

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  7. It is in giving that we receive! The quilts are gorgeous!!

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  8. Hi Rachael....gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Yes one of the best things is giving quilts away and these will be very welcomed...Did you know that Jennifer Chiaverini has a new book out about giving...called The Giving Quilt!

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  9. It really is the best giving them away. Love your two new makes! So bright and cheerful!

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  10. I do so agree with you. It is the best feeling.
    They are so beautiful that whoever gets them will treasure them!

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  11. they are so perfect and especially perfect for kids. Love it, that you give them away !

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  12. Bellissime!
    Sì, è bello donare....
    Ciao

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  13. Beautiful quilts, and super generous of you. I agree, sometimes it feels nice just to sew pretty fabrics together and have a finished product quickly.

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  14. YES! And these are so pretty....they are going to be so loved and appreciated! Well done!

    After we made those quilts for our burned-out neighbors.....I was giddy, and felt like I was walking on air for weeks! There's no better feeling!

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  15. Love how bright and colourful these are, and for such a great cause :o)

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  16. Just think of all the smiles these quilts will bring! I love the 'leftover' quilt with those elephants.

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  17. So inspiring! And so beautiful, too.

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  18. Really beautiful! I'm sure the children and their families will be cheered and inspired by these quilts. How lovely of you!

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  19. Rachael, those quilts are so bright and cheery. They will be so well loved! It's wonderful that you are donating them to such a great cause!!

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  20. Wow you have been productive! I love your twister quilt, I made one like that once but I didn't know that was what it was called! It's also lovely to see the sun in your photos as we are in depths of winter here :(

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  21. Fabulous quilts. You are such a beautiful and kind person.

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  22. Love it. Jennifer's fabrics look fabulous,

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  23. Love the quilts! I should do a twister quilt - they look fun :-)
    I've got two quilts on the go right now that I intend to give to the Children's Hospital here. I want to play with the fabric but I only need so many quilts.

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  24. wow friend! these area such fun quilts! I love the cheerful colors and patterns. The elephants are so sweet.
    What a generous donation to a very worthy cause.
    the photo shoot at the playground is so fun and refreshing. I'll bet the wgbf helped here -
    It is wonderful to see the sunny and warm weather by you
    xx

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  25. Very bright, happy quilts! And yes, I love to give quilts aways when I'm sure they'll be appreciated.:)

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  26. Your quilts are bright,happy, and "playful"!

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  27. Beautiful quilts Rachael and such a lovely gesture. Just wanted to stop in and wish you a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2013. Jen xx

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  28. These are AMAZING. Thank you so much for supporting blueEnergy's work in Nicaragua. And I'm so glad I found your blog!!!

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  29. Such gorgeous quilts! the kids will love them!

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  30. beautiful quilts! I can't believe the Twister one was quick though!!

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  31. Hi, Rachael. The cool fabrics really make these quilts dance. I especially like the first one--lots of energy!
    Hope your New Year will be full of stitching adventures!
    best, nadia

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