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Thinking of Others

As promised, here's more info on my recent projects for others.

First up is a little peg family.
Wooden Peg Family
When we moved into our little ghetto apartment last summer, we met pretty much the nicest family on earth. They were friendly and welcoming. The father came and jump-started our car at 6:30 one morning, cheerfully. When moving out, we loaded up our moving truck on a day he had to work. So, he came on his lunch break and helped. Seriously, nicest family ever. So, I made a little wooden peg version of their family for their kids to play with.

Next up is two quilts I really wish I didn't a reason to make.
Optimistic Quilts
Brief background- my mother's brother was diagnosed with cancer not too long ago. He's going through chemotherapy right now. He has a stepdaughter, Erin, who has two little boys. The older one, AJ, is just barely two years old. She was pregnant with him at the same time I was pregnant with Ellery. I think they were born only a few weeks apart. Well, a little while ago, AJ was diagnosed with cancer as well. He's gone through a big abdominal surgery and is going through chemotherapy right now. So, in the same house, there's a grandfather and a grandson both going through chemotherapy.
I can handle a lot of things but I have a huge weak spot when it comes to very sick kids. Especially when those kids are the same age as one of my kids. There's no way I could not do something. So, I made him a quilt. And I made his little brother a quilt, too.
Cheeky Monkey Quilt #3
Sunday Drive Quilt
One has cars and one has animals- both main fabrics are from IKEA. (I love IKEA's kid fabrics.) Which quilt goes to which boy is all up to them.
Sunday Drive Quilt Close-up
Cheeky Monkey Quilt CloseUp
These are my favorite blocks from each quilt. In case you haven't noticed, I have a thing for fabric with birds. In fact, almost every quilt I've made has a bird print in it somewhere. The green fabric turned out to be a perfect way to sneak birds into these.
Cheeky Monkey Quilt Backing and Binding
Sunday Drive Quilt Backign and Binding
Fairly simple backings and bindings.

Everything's in the hands of the Postal Service now. I hope they bring some smiles and happiness with them when they arrive.


Katie B. said…
Wonderful and thoughtful gifts. I know they'll bring much-needed comfort.
Linda said…
How terribly sad! I'm sure your lovely quilts will be well received and create some happiness for the children. A very kind thought.

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