I have been trying to use up a lot of my fabric scraps so that my sewing area is less cluttered….or so there is room for more fabric….so when I saw this rainbow quilt I knew that I had to make one. I thought it would be a perfect way to use up lots of different colors. But I soon realized that I didn’t have the colors and shades that I wanted. So I took a bunch of scraps from my mom… and nearly tripled the stash I was trying to diminish. But the quilt top is looking amazing and my mom is happy that her stash is disappearing, so I suppose there is some progress.
But after I finished the main part of the quilt top I knew I had to find another design to use up all the fabric scraps. Between Pinterest and Craftsy I found about a million free quilt patterns. But I knew I didn’t want to keep all the quilts, I barely have room in my apartment as it is! That’s when I found the My Story Matters foundation. They donate quilts to children battling cancer along with a book about their story. I knew that is exactly where I wanted my quilts to go.
I recently finished these three quilt tops to donate and have been blasting through those fabric scraps. I have always loved helping those in need, especially young children. For me this was the perfect opportunity to help others while learning new skills myself. I truly believe that through serving others we are able to better ourselves and all of those around us.
The My Story Matters foundation is located here in Utah. They take many different types of donations and I definitely think it’s worth checking out!