Friday, August 12, 2011

A 'Passel' of Quilts

Oh, I know it's been awhile since my last post, but I have a real good excuse....

I've been mounting a HUGE quilt-making effort - 32 quilts in just a couple of days!

Hey! I've got pictures to prove it!!!

Actually, the quilts are only about 5" square but there's 32 of them!!!

They're for my Burden Bears.  I recently took an order for a hospice in Kansas with potential for a larger future order from associated programs, so I've been working hard putting these little cuties together.

I used a strip quilting technique, making 5 sets of 5 - 22" strips (1-1/2" wide) sewn together and then cut them crosswise in 1-1/2" pieces.  Then I chose one piece from each different strip cutting and sewed them together so each quilt will not have a repeating square.  Then, I just backed them in muslin and thankfully there's no quilting involved.

I then accordian the little quilt, tuck it in one of these little guys' arms and sew his little paw to his tummy, helping him hold onto his quilt.  Attach the Burden Bear poem and he's ready to give comfort!!

I'm working with a new bear which I like so much better than the ones I was using.  Their fur is very much like fuzzy suede and they are SOOOO cute!  I ordered a very large amount of these so I'm sure there's going to be plenty of miniature quilt-making in my near future!  These guys are also available in my Etsy shop here.

Nighty-night, little bear!!  You've got a big day tomorrow as you're headed to Kansas to cheer someone up!!



Pokey said...

They are really cute, Jenn! They are sure to add a bit of cheer wherever they go ~

notes of sincerity said...

Oh my goodness. Those are just as darling as can be. Beautifully done. Just imagine the lives they will touch.

Shay said...

They are soooooooooo cute. I can just see the smiles on the faces of every child that receives one.

You are forgiven for being absent since you're doing such important work!

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Oh, they are wonderfully fabulous, Jenn! Congrats on the big order. LOVE these! Thanks for sharing! ☺

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