52 Charity Quilts in 52 Weeks - April

Monday, April 30, 2018

This month, my charity sewing time was spent making one special quilt. In February, Christy's eight-year-old daughter passed away from the flu. Christy is a member of the quilting community on Instagram, and decided she would collect kitty quilt blocks to make quilts for all of the students in her daughter's class by the end of the school year. I knew I needed to help by making a quilt!

Kitty cat quilt for charity

Quilting with Palm Canyon

Sunday, April 29, 2018

This month, Cotton Cuts, a monthly fabric subscription box, sent me a free Modern Maker box as part of their ambassador program! In exchange, I just had to make ANYTHING I wanted! Um....deal!

Baby quilt using Palm Canyon fabric by Violet Craft and Kona solids by Robert Kaufman

Vintage Made Modern

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

This month's Island Batik Ambassador challenge was to be inspired by a vintage quilt. I admit, I struggled to find inspiration! A few weeks ago when I was hunting for just the right inspiration, my mom purchased a box of quilt paraphernalia at a flea market in Kansas. It turned out, this box was a quilter's personal collection of patterns and homemade templates from the 1930s! She sent me a stack of the patterns in hopes it would be just the ticket - and it was!

Modern Jacob's Ladder quilt using Island Batik fabrics

How to alter an oversized youth shirt

Friday, April 6, 2018

Our local YMCA offers several sports for young kids, and I try my best to sign my boys up for every opportunity. So far, my five year old has played basketball and two seasons of soccer. T-Ball starts later this month for both my five year old and three year old. There's just one problem - the smallest t-shirt size they provide team members is a youth small.

How to alter an oversized youth shirt

A youth small is much too large for kids that typically wear shirts any smaller than about a youth 7 or 8. My five year old currently wears 5T shirts, and he was drowning in his newest soccer shirt!

I alter his shirts each time, and decided to share a tutorial this time so you can do it too!