July 3, 2016

Kitty Cats for The Butterfly Ministry for Girls

This evening I'm hand sewing down the binding on a doll quilt that will accompany an American Girl doll to be given to a girl aged 6 or older living in foster care, a shelter or group home in South Carolina.

Doll quilt made for the Butterfly Ministry
The doll quilt is made up of prints by M'Liss Ray Hawley surrounded by an an inner border and binding of Kona solids.


I hope Angela Walters would approve of my quilting the word "Meow" in cursive all the way around the inner border. The Mighty Lucky Quilting Club's challenge for June issued by Angela, encouraged us to "Say Something with Free-Motion Quilting."

"Meow" quilted in cursive around the inner border
The Butterfly Ministry, an Easley, SC based 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was founded by Frank and Sandra Hubbard after a foster child whom Sandra had met in 2011 at an educational event was tragically killed in an automobile accident.  Their mission is for every age appropriate girl in such care to have an American Girl doll of her very own.

Hand sewn binding on a doll quilt for the Butterfly Ministry
Contributions to the Butterfly Ministry are welcome, whether it be monetary, new or used American Girl dolls, doll clothing or quilts.  It is suggested to make the quilts between 22 to 26 inches wide and 29 to 33 inches long.

I better finish sewing down the binding this kitty cat quilt.  I'm linking to Slow Stitching Sunday for the first time and Main Crush Monday.

19 comments :

  1. What a cute quilt...sure to bring a smile to a little girl and her doll!

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  2. Very cute and what a great cause. Love your cursive writing and I'm sure Angela would be impressed!.

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  3. This is a great cause, and your quilt seems perfect to me. I bet some little girl is going to be thrilled. The 'meows' are a lovely touch.

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  4. i'm sure Angela Walters would approve. Very impressive quilting on those meows.

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  5. What a thoughtful mission - thanks for sharing. Your quilt looks so fun with those prints, and the quilting is so fun with those words added. I'm sure it will make some cat loving little girl very happy!

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  6. A very cute quilt for a very good cause.

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  7. Such a sweet little quilt, cute to put meow in the border. Visiting from Main Crush Monday.

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  8. What a wonderful cause! Great job on the 'meow' writing...it is so perfect with this fabric!

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  9. What a sweet quilt and organization. I hope the young girl who receives the quilt has hours of fun and imaginative play.

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  10. That is such adorable fabric in the quilt. The ministry sounds wonderful.

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  11. Some lucky little girl will treasure this, I'm sure! Love the "meows" in the borders!

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  12. Paige, this is so sweet. Thank you for sharing this organization with us. I will look at my stash for possible projects. Making a doll quilt would be a fun way to use up some novelty prints and make someone very happy. How wonderful is that!?

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  13. So cute, love the free motion work!

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  14. I feel pretty confident that Angela would 100% approve of this project all the way around. It's a beautiful quilt. I love all the little kitties. I'm sure it will be well loved. Thanks for sharing about this wonderful cause.

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  15. What a lovely gift for a little girl. The quilted words are great and really set off the quilt.

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  16. I love your fabric choices Paige, it's a beautiful little quilt. I'm most impressed with your cursive writing, great work.
    Smiles
    Kate

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  17. That is a cute quilt, and I love the meow quilting. Some little girl is going to cherish it.

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  18. This is just so darling! I love that you quilted meows around the inner border, and I'm totally stealing that idea :)

    Thank you for sharing your work with this great charity. It feels so right to do good!

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  19. Such a cute quilt and a great cause! I love your quilting in the inner border. :-)

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