We were on vacation on the west coast visiting family for a couple of weeks. Oh, how I needed the temperate arid climate of the desert and the rugged beauty of the vast west!
To our delight, when we returned and had our “mail on hold” delivered, our mailbox was a bounty of beautiful little treasures such as padded envelopes and parcels packaged with care.
What a blessing to discover that two generous people shared gifts of quilt squares with us. We went from 30 squares to 49 in a blink! I’d set a number in my mind . . . 50 . . . before I’d decide to get started on any of the quilt square preparation. Well, 49 is close enough.
So, armed with 50% off coupons at Jo-Ann’s Fabrics, I purchased cotton batting for a twin sized quilt, medium fusible interface, white kona cotton for the top, and a couple of acrylic square and circle templates. Now, it’s serious. I have to finish this project! There’s still time to find the right quilt backing and purchase or make the bias tape, but at least I have enough parts to get going.
I want to give a HUGE shout out to Molly Fulton who generously sent me two gorgeous squares from fabric that she purchased in Liberia. Molly is the major driving force behind the Legs for Liberia project and fundraiser to arm the Liberia war-torn youth with trade school scholarships through the vehicle of a local 5k. Molly also sews pillowcase dresses (for Liberian orphans), and makes and sells darling pencil pouches on her Etsy store MollyTogs to raise funds so she can travel to Liberia to share her hand-sewn goods with them and organize a 5k. What a woman!
Molly sent me one of her beautiful handmade pencil pouches with the Liberian fish fabric, lined with wool, and accented with a really cool ceramic toggle on the zipper. This is a treasure that I will always keep, and it will always remind me of Molly and the children in Liberia.
Thank you, Molly! These quilt squares came from the other side of the globe to adorn the quilt of another orphan who will soon join her forever family.
See more quilt wishes and learn about how you can participate on this post. We still need 51 more squares (and wishes).