Friday, May 31, 2019

Reindeer H2H Quilt Complete

This is the last of the five H2H charity quilts that I made for the 2019 quilt drive.  It is in the mail to Jack's Basket in Utah today with the others.  School is out.  Let the summer sewing begin!

These reindeer blocks were gifted to me by my quilty friend, Julianne.  I put the five together to make this 36" quilt.

I longarm quilted it with an overall stipple.  I found the perfect reindeer fabric in my stash for the backing.  There was just enough red binding already cut to fit the edge.

Check out many of the GORGEOUS 875 quilts made on Sarah's blog, Confessions of a Fabric Addict here.  All five of my charity quilts this year were for Jack's Basket, a charity begun by Carissa Carroll after the birth of her son Jack.  Check out the Jack's Basket website.

This charity is quite near and dear to my heart because our son just happened to be born with Down Syndrome as well.  When he was born in 2007 the DS part was very much a surprise.  Doctors told us we needed to grieve the loss of the son that we anticipated having so that we could then celebrate the child we had.  Pediatric specialist told us the big list of milestones that our son most likely would not meet.

My husband and I decided then and there that we were going to raise our son as if he did not have a disability.  In my opinion, only God knew what was in store for us.  Later we figured out that our son (as well as all children) was perfectly hand picked by God for our family.  :)  There is never a dull moment at our home.  There are struggles, but the struggles are definitely outweighed with celebrations of accomplishments and joy.

I'm linking this 2nd quarter finish to the 2019 FAL here.

My Q2 goal setting list is here.

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