Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Donations Method Changed

To support Camp Korey is a simpler, easier thing to do. Go to the Donate page, located here. Click on the drop down menu to find Kevin's name and then decide how much you want to donate. It's that simple.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

I'm Hijacking This Blog

As Kevin is preparing for the Continental Divide Trail hike this summer, I am doing what I can to help him support Camp Korey.  Year before last, they bought a new facility and moved.  Last year they did a fair amount of construction jobs to bring the camp into a more usable format.  One of the things they need is new quilts for the bunks.  The requirements for these quilts are not many but what requirements there are, are specific to their needs.

My sewing machine and I have been estranged from each other for a while.  I haven't been sewing much lately, but now that I have a purpose to sew, I can't get enough.

The first quilt I made is a Disappearing Nine Patch--but the arrangement is not the traditional reconstruction.

It was a lot of fun to make and is with the quilter right now.  

The second quilt was the "Wish Quilt."  Every camper gets a flag to put a wish on.  I asked my Camp representative for a list of the wishes and wrote them on the plain blocks on the quilt. 

They asked for quilts with lots of color, and this is the brightest fabric I had in my stash.  It was a lot of fun to work with and put together. 

The third quilt I call Midnight Blues.  It may not be what the designer called it, but it works for me. 
It is easily pieced with just strips and the moon was small strips cut with a Dresden Plate Wedge, and then pieced together. 

The fourth quilt I just finished is an "Apache Tomahawk" My sister-in-law gave me a stack of fat quarters of a southwestern theme and they fit the needs of this quilt exactly.  Kevin was a bit upset, because he likes the fabrics and wants a quilt made from them.  I found enough similar fabrics that I can make him one.
If I am working with blocks that finish out at 12.5", then I need 35 of them for the correct size quilt.  Once I finished the blocks, I put them in my WinCo randomizer so that I could pull them out and put them in the rows and columns for the finished quilt.  

I am working on my fifth quilt--a monochromatic, with four more quilts planned out, two with a camping theme, one with a baseball theme, a snowball/ninepatch quilt, and a blue and yellow quilt with a pinwheel theme.  

I will be posting more pictures as I finish  more quilts, and as Kevin begins to get ready for his trip, he will be posting as well. 

For anyone interested in making quilts for Camp Korey, here are the requirements:

  • The size of the quilt should be 60 inches wide by 80 inches long.
  • Please feel free to be creative! We need patchwork quilts to decorate every twin-sized bed in our cabins.
  • Please make sure these quilts are machine washable and are not too heavy or warm.