Yesterday, we rode a boat underneath Niagara Falls (EPIC! AMAZING!).
Today, we bought my husband hockey skates and ate Buffalo wings (when in Buffalo...).
Tomorrow, we journey home and do laundry.
Tuesday, I am heading to Alabama for work.
Life is funny sometimes.
To the point... I made this quilt.
In the world of quilting there are many very deserving charitable organizations that ask for your talents. It can be sort of hard to determine which organizations to support with your limited time and resources. I read my friend (and guild mate) Val's passionate request for quilts for the kids living in a safe house in La Limonada, a community in Guatemala, and I knew I had to make her a quilt. According to Val, many of these kids have nothing to call their own. Can you imagine having nothing? Can you imagine not feeling safe as a kid? Or your kid not being or feeling safe?
This scrappy coin quilt was made with a little boy in mind. The colors were inspired by a terribly destroyed quilt my father's grandmother had made for him. My dad loves this quilt!
I have been informed that this quilt has journeyed down to Guatemala and is in possession of a little boy who is very pleased with it. Actually, I was sent a little picture and thank you from Val herself, but I can't share it because this little boy's anonymity needs to be protected. I can share that the photo made me happy cry.
Name: Cover the World in Quilts
Size: Approximately 50" x 55"
Quilting: Infinity Loops with Aurifil Thread
Finished: June 2014
If you like this quilt, see this quilt, which is very similar.