Friday, May 16, 2014

The Superbly-Traveled Fabric

Hi all.... 
Life is really busy for the Quilting Professor this time of year, because it is the end of the year - lots of ceremonies and receptions and things like that...  three more weeks until the quieter summer schedule begins.

I bring you a top today that has quite a story...

I often make quilts for an organization called Wrap -A-Smile, that sends those quilts out with surgeons who do facial disfigurement surgery in third-world countries.  Well, one of the people on that medical mission saw our quilts, wrapping beautiful children post-surgery, and wanted to help.  She bought some fabric in Africa, and brought it home to the US, for us to use in quilts... 

And from it, I made this kid-sized top: 

The African fabric is in the center of each of the blocks... it's just a gorgeous fabric, and so fun to sew on...

And, once this is quilted, it will go to Wrap A Smile, and go off on a medical mission... why, perhaps it will go to Africa !!!

What amazing fabric - Africa to the US, and then off to some unknown destination!

Quilting is so amazing sometimes. 

I close with a couple of photos of my kitty, Mystic... he is so hard to photograph, to capture his nutty, goofy self...  but I think these show a bit of his true personality...  They are taken from his favorite perch, way up high on top of the china cabinet...  doesn't he just have the most gorgeous amber eyes? 






Goodnight everyone... 
Kate

1 comment:

Snowcatcher said...

What a wondeful quilt story, and Mystic steals the show...

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