Saturday, 8 May 2010

Bean bags for Liberia

Have you ever heard of Craft hope? It is an organization created by Jade, which invites people to spread love one stitch at a time by creating handmade items for a cause. They have projects directed to different causes and this time the project consisted of creating bean bags to help the orphans in Liberia to learn the alphabet, colors, and numbers. The bean bags were delivered to the Liberian Orphan Education Project.


To these children. 

Los niños de Liberia

We decided to create several sets and send them to the Liberian Orphan Education Project.

We made the color set with felt and embroidery thread. 


The numbers set used fabric for the bags and felt for the numbers. The numbers were sewn to the fabric as shown in the picture.



Then we created the bags...


and filled them in with beads.

Bean bag

The alphabet set was made similarly. We used pre-cut felt letters to make it easier.


For a step-by-step tutorial (in Spanish) on how to make the numbers and alphabet sets, you can go here. The color set is explained here in more detail. More coming up!

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Karen's piece - round robin

This was the last piece of the round robin. I made it for Karen with seminole technique. 

This is how my piece looks with the others made by the other members of the group.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Gael's piece - round robin

This month, the technique to use was log-cabin.
This is the piece I made for Gael's round robin.

This is the result so far of all pieces including mine.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Jill's piece - round robin

Jill's theme is heart and flowers and for this month we needed to do folded things, so I made this folded flower with a heart on the center.

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Linda's piece - round robin

Linda's quilt is about Japan, so I made some rice bowls in her piece.

Monday, 15 September 2008

Aida's set

I made this set for my aunt Aida. It is from the book Sew pretty homestyle. It is all using blue colors.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Sue's piece - Round robin

This month, we had to make stars, and this is what I made for Sue's quilt.
Here is how the quilt is coming along so far, with all the pieces already done by other people in the group.