“When life throws you scraps, make a quilt.” Well my stash is full of scraps. I have spent the better part of yesterday trying to clean up the not one drawers, but the many locations where those scraps are kept. I tell myself to keep them you might just need that piece for something. Drawers and boxes later, those lonely lavenders, bored blues, and sulking silvers and shades of every other hue imaginable are waiting their turn to be a patch in one of my handmade baby quilts.
Oh you may ask, have I tried one of those wonderful scrappy patterns, where the colors can be mixed and the pattern allow for me to make a dent scarp stash. I can equate making these types of handmade quilts to my days of crocheting afghans and using up my yarn. I just ran out of family members who could use one.
Finally, I have the answer. If you are in need of using the scraps (these have to be the all cotton ones) and you could use one more project on that “To Do List,” Quilts for Kids is need of quilts for All Children’s Hospitals. I have sent quilts here in honor of my daughter, Kyleigh, whose life was saved thanks to the wonderful doctors and their staff at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL. Check out their website. http://www.quiltsforkids.org/