A lady at our local food pantry had given me her "girl" fabric, she said she has boys to sew for, and I have girls so she passed on some nice garment fabric for them. She also gave me a HUGE bag, and I do mean HUGE bag of polyester/double-knit squares she had been cutting "for awhile". Well, I had noooo idea what I was going to do with them; then on my way to a dr's apt. I saw a gentleman walking to the Rescue Mission in Peoria. He had fashioned an old wool looking blanket into a coat tied at the waist with a way-to-big for him belt, he had an old tattered wool cap (the kind with the ear flaps and pom-poms on strings at the ends) a gray wiskered face, a walking stick and the biggest smile I've ever seen. He just warmed my heart, probably because he really looked like an old world St. Nick picture. I thought wow, he's on his way to the mission, he's cold and probably hungry but yet he still can have a huge, heart warming smile. So, I talked with the girls and mom, and we decided to use the poly/dbl-knit squares to make some simple turned and tied blankets. We started last Sunday; the girls "designed" 9 patch blocks as I sorted them into stacks by color/design. When they had one ready Grandma would safety pin them together and put them in a sack. We started around 9:30 in the morning and finally stopped around 5pm, at which time we noticed, we didn't even stop long enough to get dressed LOL. We had been having sooo much fun, we spent the whole day in our pj's sorting squares into blocks. I'm sewing them together this week, the girls are deciding which 9 patches will go into the each blanket (they'll be double sided 9 patches), then this coming weekend we'll tie them with yarn.
We're going to donate them to the Peoria Rescue Mission in memory of my dad and Roy Dudley (mimisharon's hubby).
Sorry to go on so long...but I had to share our fun with you.
Not even half the squares here.