Monday, August 20, 2012

100 Quilts for Kids Blog Hop

So have you heard about 100 Quilts for Kids??  Are you participating???  Do you need some inspiration??  

 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.   They make it super simple.  Just make a quilt or 2 and donate it to a child in need, locally if you can.  Easy right!!!  Then link up your quilts anytime from now until Oct. 15th for a chance at some great prizes.  And best of all you can smile, knowing you used your skills for good. 

If you haven't guessed,  Today is my stop on the 100 Quilts for Kids Blog Hop. Yippee Skippee!!! And for my stop I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite "quick" tutorials.  These tutorials help in making adorable quilts  that will be treasured.  They also have the added benefit of whipping up in a day or 2 at most.  Perfect for those of us (most likely all of us) who are pinched for time.  

The first tutorial is Refracted!!!   This is my newest tutorial and it goes together super  fast.  Like as in I put this larger version's top together in 2 days, including cutting.

The only difference is that you wan't a kids version.  So instead of making 25 blocks, just make 10 with 10 fat quarters and sew them in  a 3 x 3 layout with an extra block to piece into the back :)  It might look something like these :)  Girl Version, Boy Version, or Rainbow.   Any way equals totally cute!!

The second tutorial  is Ribbons!!  Now obviously you don't have to use Christmas fabric.  Just pick your favorite Kid friendly Jelly Roll.  You can follow the tutorial exactly to get a slightly larger kids quilt or if you like just omit the solids and use just the 1 jelly roll.  The quilt will come out at appx. 50" x 50", perfect for a little one to cuddle up with.

The third and final tutorial is the Disappearing 9 Patch Variation.  This is a super fun way to create a sashed look without actually having to sash, which saves a ton of time. 

So if you haven't had time to make up a quilt or 2 for the 100 Quilts for Kids Project why not whip up one of these??  This is a wonderful charity event!!!  So what are you waiting for . . .  get quilting for the kids!!!  

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