Monday, February 11, 2008

More Beanies and UFO #11

How fun is this? After seeing a donation quilt I had attached a stuffed animal to (from the Pajama Quilter DVD), Norece and her Mom wrote and offered to send me more beanies from TN. Between these and others I received from Dawn and Fran, I'll have plenty to add to donation quilts for at least a couple years!

Here's the finished HeartStrings quilt - it's been bound, labeled, washed, and is packed to send off to Fran who is collecting quilts for a group of soldiers returning from Iraq. This top was pieced by Sue Frank from blocks donated to the HeartStrings Quilt Project. Since it was here waiting for me to finish it at the beginning of the year, it does count as a completed UFO. I'm glad to have one more done!

I know I show lots of HeartString quilts on my blog but I can't tell you how much I love being a part of this group that is making and donating quilts to so many individuals in need, charitable organizations, and those injured or serving in our military.


26 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

Please.... DO NOT apologize for showing off the Heartstrings quilts. They're beautiful and inspiring and so very meaningful!

I am constantly amazed at the variety of quilts that come from the string-pieced pattern instructions!!

Gypsy Quilter said...

It looks even better with the binding on. Great job!

Gail said...

Love your sashing stars on this one, really sets off the quilt.

Irene said...

Please don't stop showing all the Heartstrings Quilts you do - I love seeing them. I particularly like the stars on this one - another great idea!

Kathie said...

I have been wanting to make a quilt for one of the service organizations for the injured soldiers.
Really like this idea alot!
Which organization do you send them to?
What size did you make this?
thanks
Kathie

Suzy Quilter said...

What a beautiful quilt. The stars really set it off. The people who receive the quilts you make are truly lucky. I'm sure when they receive them it lights up their day. Please continue sharing your photos. Quilty hugs. :o)

Sherry said...

Please keep showing them. This one is gorgeous. Thanks for all you do.

Vicki W said...

A big box of beanies! How cool is that?

~Joan said...

Dear Mary,

I read your blog a couple times a day. Your quilting inspires me. The stars on this one make it look even more patriotic. Your quilting with the dwirling-type waves really accentuates the look. Great job!

~Joan

Shar said...

I love seeing all the beautiful quilts. You have such an eye for color and your quilting is wonderful. Thank you for sharing and inspiring others!

vonnie said...

This quilt is stunning....congratulations for such beautiful work and such a kind heart.

Perry said...

Tbis is a beautiful quilt, and you don't need to apologize for doing so many. I think what you are doing with them is wonderful! And the beanies are precious! Re, remember when they were so hard to come by if they were bears? lol

canquilt said...

I love that quilt. I love the string quilts, but the star sashing really makes it sparkle. I might have to make one of those.

Ruth said...

I love seeing the heartstrings quilts too, and that one is lovely.

zizzybob said...

I really like this quilt (and love the fact that you posted it). I think I am going to have to copy it.

Annemiek said...

Keep them coming Mary, we're not by far tired of seeing them! It only amazes me that you have the kindness (and energy)to make so many quilts and GIVE THEM AWAY! By the time you're finally finished, your whole country can sleep under a donated quilt. You rock!

Bingo~Bonnie said...

WOW, what a very striking punch those bold stars add!!! I love the way Sue put these blocks together!!!

I must say that often I feel intimidated to making a quilt for a soldier..... that what I'd make wouldn't be adaquate or nice enough...

However, after seeing this quilt and knowing how easy strings are, I can feel confident that I could make a quilt to tell him/her "THANKS" and do so in a proper way! ;) Again, it is BEAUTIFUL!

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Passionate Quilter said...

Mary---NEVER apologize for all the good things you do! We all admire you for your continued efforts. I love seeing all the different combinations of colors and I especially love the stars in the sashing of this one. You are an inspiration to more than you think--so keep on showing the quilts! :)

julieQ said...

Well, I check every day to see more of your gorgeous heartstring quilts!! You do great work, and should feel nothing but pride and contentment with your results.

meggie said...

Mary, that quilt is stunning!
I love that everyone is being so generous with the toys for the quilts.
My only hesitation is with beans- they can be so dangerous to little ones, if they leak.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mary

Your beautiful heartstrings quilts not only bless those who receive them, but also those of us who get to see them and get inspired by them. I've completed 4 as of now for donations and have passed on your beautiful works to my quilt guild. Thanks again

Shari in AZ

hobbyvenn said...

Wow what a inspiration blog you have! Thank you for the time I have been looking at your lovely quilts.

Irene said...

Hope everything is O.K. It's unusual for you not to have posted for a couple of days.

Shelina said...

Another great quilt. I've gotten behind in blog reading, but I love your idea of putting circles on your quilt - looks great! I also like the beanie babies idea - I have plenty of those, but I'm afraid to attach them yet! Also saw your site meter showing a steady increase in your readership. That's wonderful.

Deb said...

The quilt looks great! You should be proud of all you do...I know I am proud of you!

Hope the closing is going well...love to the boys and Becky.

Jeannie said...

Yay! I finally figured out how to blog! I couldn't post before adding an gmail account.
Mary, I love your quilts. You have a very kind heart to make so many quilts and donate them. Quite an inspiration!
Happy Valentine's Day to you!
Love the beanie baby addition : )
Jeannie