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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Calling all quilters!

The Lord has laid something on my heart.  As ya'll know, I have started a prayer quilt ministry at my church.  We are still small in size though, so quilts are not made very fast.  We are in the process of making a quilt now, and it has been taking a few months.  There is a little girl in Arkansas in need of a prayer quilt.  Her grandmother was my English teacher in high school.  The little girl's name is Kenzie.  She is 7 and has cerebral palsy. 

She is a sweet little girl who's family loves her very much.  The Lord laid it on my heart that she needs a prayer quilt now, so I would like to ask if anyone would like to donate quilt blocks to make her a quilt  she can use in her wheel chair?  I'll sew the quilt together and quilt it.  She loves pink, so I was thinking of making the pinwheels pink and white and purple and white.  Now, go ahead and use your scraps, so if you have colors that would match pink and purple, you are welcome to use those also.
I found an awesome, easy tutorial that uses charm packs.  A charm square is five inches square so just use five inch squares to make your pinwheel.  You do not have to use this tutorial as long as all of the blocks are the same size.  If you can help I would really appreciate it.
She just had surgery(She had to have hamstrings lengthened, groin muscle lengthened, and her hip put back in place. It involved breaking her leg in 2 places and some other work to repair the cup that the ball joint sits in.) and I would really like to get this quilt to her as quickly as possible.

If someone has some pink material or a pink sheet or pink flannel or minky or anything like that, they can donate for the back also, that would be awesome!
I was going to make the quilt crib size, if anyone has any suggestions, they would be appreciated, you can see how she "wears" her blanket from the picture above.  Do you think crib size is big enough?

Don't you love her smile?
Here is the tutorial from the Missouri Star Quilt Company.
 http://blog.missouriquiltco.com/update-on-the-easy-pinwheels/  The block finishes out to 5 3/4 when using five inch squares to start with.
Remember, this is a prayer quilt so please pray for her as you make the blocks.
Thank you for your help!  I would like to get all of the blocks by February 14, is two weeks enough time to make a couple of blocks?  (If I end up with extra, I'll just use them for another prayer quilt for another little girl, I hope that will be the only problem we have!)
Thank you!


Anonymous said...

You are truly a very beautiful person Missy! I have never made a quilt block in my life but I sure wish I knew how as I would love to be part of this wonderful endeavor for this beautiful, sweet, loving, little girl! :) She will be in my prayers and wrapped tightly in my heart...as are you :)


Snoodles said...

Hi Missy! I'll work up as many blocks as I can, as time will permit....warm hugs to you!

Kelli Fannin Quilts said...

Hi Missy! Made up a couple of blocks for you after I read your post this morning. Will drop them in the mail tomorrow. :) I bet you'll be swimming in blocks soon. What a sweet sweet smile she has!!!

Unknown said...

What a great idea! I will see if I have any pink material. I'm a new quilter, but if I can figure out the block in time I'll send you what I end up with!

Unknown said...

Put me down for two blocks. She is absolutely beautiful..will be praying with every stitch!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I'll try! This tutorial looks so quick.

Lisa Lynn said...

Missy, thank you so much for sharing Lindsay's story! I'm glad you were able to link up on The Creative HomeAcre Hop to spread the word!


Hope to see you again next week!

Mhairi said...

If I lived closer I would send you a packet of pink - how soon does the quilt need to be done?? (postage takes about 14 days)
Also, as this gorgeous girl is in a wheelchair why not make the quilt a poncho style (I know that sounds old fashioned) but if you put arm holes in the quilt then she could slide her arms through and feel "hugged". Also a couple of little velcro tabs on the sides might allow for the quilt to be attached to the wheelchair easily.

KaHolly said...

Greetings from New Braunfels! Sounds easy enough!! It will be my first project of the morning. ~karen

Lisa said...

I heard about your quilt block request through Snoodles at Lily Pad Quilting and hope I'm not too late. I've made up 6 blocks and mailed them to you this afternoon. I've also linked back to you here: http://pieceworktreasures.blogspot.com/2013/02/a-first-for-me-pinwheel-quilt-block.html
Love the idea of a 'prayer quilt' and look forward to seeing the finished quilt for Kenzie! Very sweet project for a very sweet little girl. Hope her recuperation and recovery from the surgery goes well.

Katie said...

I came across your blog at the request of K Quilts -- I have some pink and purple fabric that I may have enough of to donate for the backing if you can let me know what size you need. It's very fun and has hearts in leopard print on it.

Brown Family said...

I have 9 ready to mail. Do you need more?

Amy said...

I want to thank all of you for this amazing quilt! My sweet Kenzie is curled up on the couch with all of your prayers as I type. It is so amazingly special to me and we will treasure this gift forever. Thank you doesnt seem like enough but I do thank you with all I have in me.

Amy Morrow

"Oh taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him." Psalm 34:8