I got my latest (grape and leaf) Hexagon Kaleidoscopes finished into a quilt top AND basted with its quilt-layers last week.
And only just in time! (More on that later...)
This week, I quilted it quilt last-minute ... Free-motion quilting all over, with some loops in the border ...
It's a throw-sized quilt, 50" x 60", so it's the perfect size for a couch-quilt for chilly winter days.I'm really excited to have this one finished and quilted and bound.
Because this quilt has a really cool job that none of my other quilts has had.
This quilt gets to be part of an upcoming fundraiser for two friends' international adoptions that are in progress!
My friend Christy & her family AND my friend Katie & her family are both adopting little boys from Eastern Europe. These two families are doing a joint fundraiser (that includes a silent auction) this weekend, to help with their adoption costs.
This quilt gets to be part of that silent auction in a few days! I'm hoping that somebody who attends the fundraising event will really love this quilt, so it can raise some money for little Auggie and little Royce.
Did you know that according to Reece's Rainbow, a typical international adoption can cost $25,000? I had no idea. It's a staggering sum of money. Of course, if it's your child on the other side of the globe, it's worth whatever it takes to bring that little one home. But getting that money together, in order to make that adoption possible, takes some doing.
This weekend's fundraiser is part of an ongoing effort to finish raising the needed money to get these little boys home ... And the sooner the better - both of the boys have medical issues that will need to be addressed as soon as possible.
Both Christy's family and Katie's family have been blessed with kids who were adopted locally, as well as biological kids. Both of their families are looking forward to bringing home their little guys from Eastern Europe as soon as possible.
Both families have donation pages on the Reece's Rainbow adoption-grant site:
I'm honored to have a small part in helping these families bring home their newest blessings from God. These friends are making a difference in the lives of their children, and they're also making a difference in the lives of their friends. And their friends appreciate that. :-)
When Friday comes, I'll be linking this post to this week's Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts, and this week's Free Motion Friday at The Free Motion Quilting Project.