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Thread: My "Quilt For Kids" Donations

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    My "Quilt For Kids" Donations

    The first quilt is my donation, a Jigsaw Puzzle Quilt done in polka dot fabrics with a Jigsaw Puzzle backing fabric that I was told was for Autism when I bought it. I even found a Jigsaw Puzzle quilt stencil at Joann's that I did across the quilt in a variegated thread called, "Gumballs". If you look close, you can still see my marking lines since I hadn't washed them away yet.

    The second quilt is the actual quilt kit that "Quilt for Kids" sent me when I signed up. They send you the fabrics and pattern for the quilt and all you have to do is piece the quilt and provide batting (and binding if you don't use their preferred method of bringing the backing to the front). They also ask that you send in another quilt as a donation (which is the Jigsaw Puzzle that I made) so that they can double the amount of kids they can reach with their quilts.

    This was my first time machine sewing the binding down which is also their preferred method since hand stitched bindings may come loose with repeat washings in the industrial washer/dryers that the hospitals use. Also, they want it stitched down good so nothing can catch on the IV lines.

    It was a very rewarding experience and I had so much fun picking out fun, vibrant polka dot fabrics for the donation quilt. I found myself praying and sending "get well" thoughts to the child who would receive the quilt. Next on my list is "Project Linus". Thanks for looking!
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    Both quilts are wonderful, and such a great cause you are donating to.

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    Great job! Love them both.

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    Bless you! Two children will be very happy to receive these beautiful quilts!
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    Terrific quilts! Great job on both of them!
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    Gotta LOVE those monkeys!!!

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    Wonderful quilts, great stoy behind the quilts
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    Very cute quilts. You did a great job.

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    Very cute quilts, perfect for a child. So good of you to make them.
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    They are both wonderful. Great job on them.
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    great job on both of the quilts. some very lucky children will receive them.

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    both are just too cute but those monkeys are double cute
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    Brilliant quilts. Sure to make someone very happy

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    Where did you find the pattern for the Jigsaw puzzle blocks? Was it from Quilt for Kids or did you find it somewhere else? My DGS was just diagnosed with autism & I would be interested in making a quilt like this for him. Thanks for your help. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by scisyb220 View Post
    Where did you find the pattern for the Jigsaw puzzle blocks? Was it from Quilt for Kids or did you find it somewhere else? My DGS was just diagnosed with autism & I would be interested in making a quilt like this for him. Thanks for your help. :-)
    This was from an older pattern that belongs to a friend. I did find these links, however:

    Free pattern: http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpa...lt-pattern.htm

    The pattern I used: http://www.virginiaquilter.com/cgi-l...hq8789ffac07ac
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    Very nice.

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    very cute quilts!!!!
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    I like them all nice bright fabrics and cute fabric. I'm sure the kids
    will love them. thank you for doing this.
    Denise finally in Manchester NH

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    So Great. My husband liked the Monkey Quilt.

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    Those are adorable. Great job and great cause. Thanks for sharing.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Wonderful job. Isn't the puzzle backing a perfect fit for the front? Really really nice, they will love it.
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    They are great!!!!!

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    They will be loved!
    God bless you!

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    Thanks everyone!! It was a very rewarding project. I plan to make more in the future, whenever I can, for QFK and Project Linus.
    "Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends with the remover to remove."

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