Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Start Your Engines

While watching tv the last 2 nights I finished the binding on this little quilt and last night before I went to bed I popped it into the wash, then this morning I popped it into the dryer while I made my morning tea. I am very happy with how it turned out and I just know that "Quilts for Kids" will appreciate it too. Downy Fabric Softener sent along a label so you had to put your first name on it and give the quilt a name, something I don't normally do...but it was easy to name it, "Start Your Engines" was very appropriate since the black fabric was the race cas and the border is racing flags. The backing fabric is this cute reddish orange stripe which was enough to back and bind it but I found the stripe in my stash and thought that looked better. I'm going to start a girlie quilt either tomorrow or Friday so I can send one that had the fabric provided by them and another that came from my stash.
I've gone out to a few blogs and I've seen where a few girls are doing this program too....It feels so good to make something for someone who otherwise would not have gotten a quilt.
So...who's going to get snowed in over the next few days? I'd like to get a day off from school but I don't want to have to dig us out or have school get out any later than it already is.
Peggy

7 comments:

Terry said...

Congratulations on getting your quilt done! I've about got the top done for mine. I hope to get it finished up by the weekend if I can. We're to get up to six inches of snow tonight and tomorrow! Maybe this will be the last big snow of the winter! LOL

luv2quilt2 said...

I have mine ready to start quilting tomorrow. I also stopped and looked at girlie fabrics to make another one. I love this project.

Pat said...

Start Your Engines turned out really nice...some child will really love it!

Barbara said...

Hats off to you for doing this Downy quilt, Peg. It's going to be very special for a young boy somewhere. The name you chose is perfect. Looking forward to the next one! Not snowed in here, suspect you are OK too.

Barb said...

Very cute. Aren't the fabrics they sent cute. I got a kit that has doggies on it. My Red Hat group is coming on saturday and we are making quilts for Quilts for Kids and pillowcases for the 1000 pillowcase challenge. I too plan on making a girlie one to send in as well.

Meredith said...

Very cute. I made the top and hope to get the quilting done this weekend. It is a nice thing to do.

Diane H said...

Your quilt looks great. That's a wonderful program, so many bloggers are helping out. Thank you so much for stopping by my new blog (Sideroad Stitcher) and leaving a kind comment. Your visit was really appreciated. Hope to see you again soon.