This week I completed and mailed back a quilt to a special young woman named Diana Jasany. Diana is a teenager who lives in North Carolina and is making quilts for a Girl Scout Gold Award project. You can read all the details which she frequently updates on her Facebook page here. She calls her project Diana's Golden Needle. A quick summary: Diana was adopted, and her original goal for the project was to make 16 quilts (since she is 16 years old) and donate them to kids in orphanages and help bring awareness about adoption. She has surpassed her goal and is now striving for 100 quilts! She is getting donations from every state in the US and also other countries around the world. I heard about Diana's project a few months ago and emailed her and offered to quilt one for her.
Diana's quilts are made using the Scrappy Trip Around the World block. People are sending her completed blocks, and then she is sewing them together to make the tops. I just love how they symbolize different people's tastes in fabric and time and talents all combined to show love to kids who need it.
I decided to use one of my new pantograph designs that no one has requested yet, Soap Flakes. When I bought it, I thought it might be good on a masculine quilt (no feathers, swirls, or flowers) or just to create a cool overall texture. It is kind of overlapping arcs and partial circles, and I really like the way it turned out. The thread color is a light tan called Sesame Seed which blended in with the wide range of colors and the backing fabric.
The best quilts are the ones made with love, prayers, and care for the person who will be receiving it, even if you don't know exactly who that may be. This is surely one of those quilts! Please visit Diana's page if you have a few minutes and read about her story. You'll definitely be impressed by this young lady, and maybe you'll even want to help her out, too.
Thanks for letting me quilt for you, Diana!
You can also check out more Friday Finishes over at Crazy Mom Quilts where I'll be linking up. Thanks for visiting!
This is me...
I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!