Monday, July 9, 2012

100 Quilts for Kids + Giveaway



Today is my turn on the blog hop for 100 Quilts for Kids.  Charity sewing is super near and dear to my heart, so I am so happy to be participating in this great event. 


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100 Quilts for Kids is an annual charity quilt drive co-hosted by Katie Blakesley of Swim, Bike, Quilt and the DC Modern Quilt Guild


The idea is simple: 
Make a quilt or 2. Donate it to a child in need, locally if you can.


Enjoy a blog hop that runs from July 2-September 25, 2012, complete with inspiration and mini prizes. 

Join in on a 100 Quilts for Kids Quilt Along (Kick-off post on July 15 at Swim, Bike, Quilt)


Have a chance to win great prizes from sponsors, including Moda, Fat Quarter Shop, Westwood Acres, Rowan , Free Spirit, and Ty Pennington Impressions, among others that will shortly be announced.

Spread the word to family and friends!

Smile, knowing you used your skills for good. 



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So today I am going to share with you my first disappearing nine patch quilt.  The disappearing nine patch quilt is an easy classic.  I love how it looks, and had been dying to try one.  I had reached out to Katie of Swim, Bike Quilt to see if she needed anymore bloggers for the hop, and she said she would love to have me, if I could put up my post in a few days!  I thought well now is a good time to try that allegedly quick disappearing nine patch.  So I took out my stack of rainbow charms from several Flickr swaps, and picked out a color scheme.  


I decided to go with orange, blue and green to make a boys quilt.  I searched the web for disappearing nine patch tutorial, and found a TON.  So, no need for another one from me.  I settled on this tutorial from the Cottage Home cause I liked the sizing and front border.


I then laid my charms out into nine patches, alternating the colors for the corners, center and middle squares.  In the picture above they are shown in piles of three, with row 1 to 3 from left to right.  I then chain pieced them according to the tutorial, chopped them up, sewed them back together, and in a few short hours I had my quilt top.  It really is that easy, especially if you just go with the randomness of it all.  Instead of doing two borders, I just added a 4 inch boarder from my stash.

I grabbed a print in matching colors that I happened to have a yard of, and I added a row of one disappearing nine patch block, cut into fours to make the top big enough and to add interest.


I love how they turned out and I can't wait to quilt them.  I will be giving the finished quilt to Project Night Night.  Project Night Night donates over 25,000 Night Night Packages each year, free of charge, to homeless children who need our childhood essentials to feel secure, cozy, ready to learn, and significant. Each Night Night Package contains a new security blanket, an age-appropriate children's book, and a stuffed animal -- all nestled inside of a new canvas tote bag. Every child who receives a Night Night Packages leaves the shelter owning a book which encourages reading and family bonding, a security blanket which can be cuddled, and a stuffed animal which can become a cherished friend.>

And, in case one of my readers wants to join in on the 100 Quilts for Kids efforts and make a super quick and simple disappearing nine patch quilt, I am giving away a kit to make your own.  The kit includes 54 charm squares for the top, nine charm squares for the back, 1 yard of fabric for the back, and 1 half yard for the front boarders.  



To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment, any old comment.  I do ask, however, that you use the kit to make a charity quilt - for any charity you like - or give to someone else to make a charity quilt (perhaps your guild).  There are plenty of giveaways for personal stash fabric, so I would like to make this one targeted for the cause of helping out kids!


For one extra entry you can add the 100 Quilts for Kids button to your blog, or tweet, Facebook or blog about the event and leave another comment.


Giveaway will close Friday, July 13 at 6 p.m. PST.

Check out the rest of the blog hop participants:


100 Quilts Blog Hop Participants


July 2: Lynne @ Lily’s Quilts

July 16: Lee @ Freshly Pieced

July 23: Katy @ Monkey Do
Erin @ Sewing Summit

July 30: Dana @ Old Red Barn Co
Heather @ Olive & Ollie

August 6: Jessica @ Twin Fibers
Holly @ Bijou Lovely

August 13: Leigh @ Leedle Deedle Quilts
Heather & Megan @ Quiltstory 

August 20: Melissa @ Happy Quilting 

August 27: Jeni @ In Color Order
Miranda @ One Little Minute

September 3: Ellen @ The Long Thread 
Faith @ Fresh Lemons Quilts

September 10: Elizabeth @ Oh, Frannson!
Anne Marie @ Gen X Quilters

September 17 Cheryl @ Dining Room Empire
Jane @ Quilt Jane

September 24: Angela @ Moda Home Mom
September 25: Sara @ Sew Sweetness


28 comments:

  1. I would love to make a quilt for charity!

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  2. Very pretty quilt. I would like to gift this charity quilt to someone in my company.

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  3. There is a local group that makes quilts for kids. I would love to win this and make it for them.

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  4. I would love to make a quilt for charity.

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  5. Hi! I am making a Bargello quilt for www.quiltsforkids.org, unless I can find something local. I was going to back it with a Four-Patch, but decided to use the Four-Patch for another quilt to give away. I would love to make this quilt!
    sjtoby(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Thanks for the oppurtunity!

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  6. wow! what a generous offer! love the color combinations on the D9P!

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  7. I love the disappearing nine patch! I am going to make at least two for charity and it would be fun to make the one you selected!

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  8. The Disappearing 9 patch looks so interesting. Haven't made one yet, but would love to try it. Thanks!

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  9. Cozy color combo - I'd love to make a charity quilt. Thanks for the chance

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  10. 100 Quilts for Kids button is on my blog & I've posted to spread the word - great cause.

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  11. pink and brown a very interessting comination - it would make a special charity quilt.

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  12. I love the disappearing nine patch, it's one of my go to's for a quick quilt, it always looks good and so much more difficult. Thanks.

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  13. Love the disappearing nine patch and those browns and pinks. Would love to participate in 100 quilts for kids using this fabric. Thanks!

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  14. I already have the 100 Quilts for Kids button on my blog. I also participated last year.

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  15. I love this fabric kit and would love to make it into a comfy quilt for a kid!
    Linda F.

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  16. Thank you for sharing the link for Project Night Night. I was not familiar with their work before and was able to find shelters in my area that receive donations from them (which made me sad because they are needed, but happy to know that there are places to help people who need them.

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  17. I've not tried a disappearing nine-patch but it looks like fun and a chance to help needy children.

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  18. I love to sew quilts to give to organizations.

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  19. I love that you are using the giveaway to support a charity. I have been wanting to make something for all the familes dispaced in CO due to the fires - this would be perfect.

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  20. Very generous of you! Love the colors you used in your Disappearing 9 Patch

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  21. What a great idea! I'm joining a group in the fall when they get started again that makes quilts for our local people that have hit hard times. This would be perfect for the kids that get the quilts. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  22. I've made 5 quilts this year for Siblings Together and would be delighted to make another one to add to that - thanks for the giveaway

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  23. I've got the button up on my blog and have written a post about the project - thanks

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  24. I have already made 2 quilts for the 100 quilts for kids and I would love to win this fabric to make another one. thank you for the chance to win.

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  25. I have a Childrens Hospital 90 miles from where I live, I would love to make a couple of quilts to donate to them. Thanks for the giveaway.

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