Monday, March 11, 2013

School Colors!

A few years ago, we mentioned in church that Ray was having surgery to repair his ruptured Achilles tendon. A young man caught up with us as we left that day and offered to do anything he could to help me; he suggested yard work or any heavy house work. He ended up helping me - really helping me! - landscape part of our back yard!  He was so pleasant and eager to help. As I got to know him, I found out that is just who he is - one really great kid!

Now this young man is having some serious health issues. I've been trying to figure out something to do to help him and it finally occurred to me - I would make him a quilt! I decided to use his school colors. 

Wanting something quick, I decided to make the 1600 (jelly roll race) quilt. It would need to be a little larger though so I cut fabric equal to 56 1/2 strips, each 2 1/2" wide. I used fabric from my stash so some strips were actually half strips. Then I began sewing and sewing and sewing. 

Here is a photo of the pinning in progress.

I have just started the machine quilting. It will be finished one day soon.


  1. What an awesome thing for him! It's totally from the heart!:)

    1. Thanks Danielle! I just hope he likes it. - Jeanne

  2. What a wonderful thing you're doing for that young man. I'm sure he'll treasure it. I hope you show it to us when you finish it.



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