Thursday, September 27, 2012

100 Quilts for Kids

Hi ! It has been awhile ..... I have been busy working on my quilts for the 100 Quilts for Kids project  that Katie is sponsoring at Swim, Bike, Quilt . I have a few in the process and I was going to wait to post them at the same time but I am waiting on a new foot for my machine so only posting one.  You still have time to link up for this, it is a wonderful project that will make alot of kids feel good.

I have a problem when I am working on a project, I don't like to show it till everything is done. I have parts to several projects done and I feel funny posting them till the whole thing is complete. Crazy huh?

Anyway, here is my quilt for kids :)   I made it using an assortment of frog prints and white Kona. The backing I bought on Ebay. It is a Free Spirit fabric. The place I got it puts all kinds of fabrics on sale for 1.84 yd. You cant beat that for backing fabric. If anyone wants the name of the place let me know and I will give it to you.
I know it is VERY green!! LOL seems like all the frog prints come in green!!

I am doing a little better on the free motion. I am enjoying it alot too. I really didn't think that I would but I do.  I am not panicking now and that helps :)  Just a matter of lots more practicing.

I hope everyone is enjoying the fall. I am in NH and the leaves are changing and the night are cool and the air so fresh and crisp. I think it has to be my favorite season.  We are going leave peeping in a the next week or so when it reaches peak and I will post some pictures for you. Running up the coastline with the foliage on one side and the ocean on the other is just so beautiful.  This is the time of year when I miss being able to just walk around and do what I want. blah.... I would be in the kitchen cooking up a storm, fresh apple crisps, home made soups from all the harvests. The house use to smell so good with the cooking. I don't know what it is about fall that makes me want to cook!!  I am also hoping to get down to Salem Mass to all the witch houses. When it gets closer to Halloween it is fantastic there. So much going on. I will take pictures of that for you too.  Hopefully I will develop some better camera skills over the next month :)  I miss my old simple to use camera. It was easy, no adjusting all the time and took fantastic pictures. Why do they have to complicate everything?

Well I hope you all have a great day and pleasant sewing experiences !!
hugs and blessings


  1. Nice quilt Kate, love the quilting. I am trying to get comfortable doing my quilting too.

  2. Your FMQ looks WAAAAY better than mine. In fact, it looks great. You can send me the name of that place for the 1.84 fabrics.

  3. I like your quilt and the quilting! after all, green is the new neutral, right?! Will you please send me the name of the store where you get your sale will be awesome for donation quilt backs! thanks :)

  4. Your FMQ looks great! New England in the fall is def. on my bucket list!! Can't wait to see the photos of that. I wouldn't mind knowing where I could get fabric for $1.84 a yd, too. ;)Thanks for the 100 quilts for kids reminder! Hope you're having a good weekend. :)

  5. I love the green quilt -- and I love frogs too. That will be greatly appreciated by the recipient. Sounds like great Fall weather there. We've had a couple of days like that, but today was downright steamy around here.

  6. I love the green too, it lush ! Thanks for stopping by my blog today !