Monday, November 25, 2013

Quilts for Kids and Cushions

You can read about La La Salama over at Alyce's blog here. To summarize the project here is an excerpt from Alyce's blog: 
LalaSalama quilt for Kenya
The aim for this project is to provide a special quilt for every child’s bed in the new Bethany Kids Children’s Center at AIC Kijabe Hospital in Kijabe, Kenya.  This building is scheduled to be complete in mid-2014 and will serve vulnerable children all over East Africa with medical and surgical conditions, especially Spina Bifida and birth defects.
The theme for the wing is going to be “The River of Life” with teal/blue-based common halls and nursing area, but the river ends at each little patient bay, which will be a green “Island of Hope”. Each patient bay (between 2 and 8 beds) will have a green theme as a soothing place of rest for both boys and girls. They hope to have a handmade quilt for each of the beds, and this is where we come in! They would really love 100 quilts from around the world, each different and unique.
The photo at the top is my Kona solids I will be using and I will add in a few prints as well. I am still considering what pattern to use and I will be starting this quilt the beginning of the New Year. They have a commitment of 60+ quilts so far towards their goal of 100.
How are you doing with your Christmas sewing? If you need any cushion making inspiration the place to be come December 1 is over at Ms. Midge. She will be doing a Cushion For Christmas Blog Hop and here is the line up:
Sunday 1st December - Me!  Ms. Midge
Monday 2nd December - Gemma at Pretty Bobbins
Tuesday 3rd December - Kristy at Quiet Play
Wednesday 4th December - Joshua at Molli Sparkles
Thursday 5th December - Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts
Friday 6th December - Fiona at Finding Fifth
Saturday 7th December - Abby at Things For Boys

Take a breath……

Sunday 8th December - Lauren at Molly & Mama Makes
Monday 9th December - Jodi at Tickle & Hide
Tuesday 10th December - Adrianne at On The Windy Side
Wednesday 11th December - Rachel at Little White Dove
Thursday 12th December - Gina at Party of Eight
Friday 13th December - Jane at Quilt Jane
Saturday 14th December - Round up of Blog Hop and link up YOUR projects!
Ms Midge
I am excited to be participating in this blog hop and the wheels of my mind have been turning with ideas since Midge told me about it. Actually, she inspired me with this cushion she made. I have wanted to make a cushion since seeing it. I love the design, quilting, and colors! Not only is Midge an awesome piecer but she is also a talented quilter so be sure to check it out and link up a cushion of your own! The cushion can be holiday related or not. Hope your week is off to a great start!


  1. What a beautiful theme and concept for the children's quilts! I can't wait to see what you create! And now I must get off of my cushie tushie and get ready for chicks flying homeward. Blessings, Gina!

  2. What an uplifting idea for the Centre.

    You can never have too many cushions, the Blog Hop sounds like great fun!

  3. Very nice idea to sew new children´s quilts!!!
    And cushions... yes, the cushions are steel needed! :)
    Have a great week!
    Jola ***

  4. What a neat project Gina! You are perfect for this series:) I look forward to seeing what you come up with! Today I'm cooking...catching up on blog reading in between. It's Thanksgiving here!

  5. Gorgeous stack there G! Can't wait to see what you come up with! And i'm looking forward to your stop on the cushion hop :)

  6. Lovely fabric choices for the special quilt! Look forward to seeing what you make for the blog hop!

  7. Thanks for sharing G! Can't wait to see what you come up with! xx