Monday, March 25, 2013

Been Puzzled Again


Today I am showing off a quilt that is no longer in our possession.  I would get a better pictures of the full quilt, but well forgot too while we had it.  Both of my boys are both  diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, a high functioning form of Autism.   Jared goes to Spectrum Academy, a school specializing in its help for kids on the autism spectrum.   Last year we donated a quilt you can see it here to the Autism Gala they hold once a year as a fundraiser for their school.  We were pleased how much it went for (it was the first sold item we ever made).


This year my wife is trying to up our score,  we have made yet another puzzle quilt but this time we used the fabric line Pieces of Hope which is a line by Riley Blake to support the Autism Cause.  This fabric line is fantastic.  Tanya for Christmas last year received from me a FQ bundle of this and we were able to make 2 quilts out of it (the second one is in the pile of quilts that need quilting).


We even made a tag for the back listing our name and the quilts name.  The Gala is this Thursday, I can't wait to see how much this one raises this year.


I have been a slacker the last few weeks at making posts, but I have been busy.  I have been working off and on, on my Gray and Orange quilt project.  


This weekend I took my bag of grays and started sewing them together. I have a ton of strips now.  As you can see my basket is full of them, now to iron and then sew them into blocks.


7 comments:

The Amateur Quilter (Mike Pearson) said...

I love your puzzle quilts! I need to make one! Love the label. How did you do the embroidery? My machine does not do that. Also, in my bi monthly quilting club that met last weekend we discussed labels. They brought up an interesting point. It adds value to include where it was made. They said at the very least, your name, date (started and finished if it was a long time in between), and where it was made. They said it adds value 150 years from now when no one remembers :) I thought it made sense. I am going to do that from now on. Thanks for sharing. I love your posts!

desertskyquilts said...

The Puzzle quilt is wonderful and I hope it brings in a lot of money for the school. That is one lot of gray you have there!

Jaime said...

I was wondering the same thing about the label. I was also curious how much you were able to raise last year. It is certainly a wonderful cause!

Cecilia said...

Great quilt! Did you use a certain pattern or is this one you designed? I have a fat quarter bundle of this fabric too and would like to make a quilt from it. My granddaughter is named Hope and she loves puzzles, that is one of the reasons I bought the fabric. I also like that it helps raise money for Autism.

Kymberly said...

I love the idea of a puzzle quilt for the Autism Cause. So perfect.

Heather P said...

Love the puzzle quilt -- it should raise a lot of money. And I love the gray strips -- can't wait to see what you do with them!

lindaroo said...

How generous of you to make this adorable quilt for the auction. May it sell for lots of money, and help to raise awareness and help for those in need.

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