I have been absent the last few weeks because our family went on a wonderful European vacation, after which I had to return to work. Oh how quickly my year of maternity leave passed by. Now that I am back to work, I don't have nearly as much time to thrift. However, I have accumulated quite a lot of great thrifted items in the past year. One of my top thrift items was always fabric, since I love to sew and fabric store prices are hard to swallow. I have definitely been doing some major hoarding. I decided that it is time for me to start using up all that fabric so I starting looking at projects that I could get started on.
While reading some crafty/thrifty blogs, I've come across a few bloggers who make quilts for Project Linus, a charity that donates quilts to children in need. What a wonderful cause I thought! Well it turns out there is a local chapter of Project Linus in my city. I contacted the coordinator and found out the requirements for the blankets that they accept, basically anything handmake and about 40" x 40". Now I am super excited to get started on my first quilt. Since Project Linus is based on the Peanuts character, I'm thinking I'll make a zig zag quilt - zig zags always makes me think of Charlie Brown. :) Here a few of my inspiration quilts:
Too cute right? :) In doing this, I'll also be participating in the 100 quilts for kids, an online initiative to sew charity quilts, hence the new button on my blog. I love that the online community is banding together to do good!