Tuesday, April 3, 2012

ballet fundraiser

My daughter has taken ballet lessons for 4 year.  Its a wonderful organization based at our church called Studio 149.  She has made friends, learned some control of her body, and has the opportunity to perform at a number of recitals.  I hope she continues to enjoy it for many years to come...I am not a very graceful person, and would rather jump off a cliff vs. dance, so I would love to see her grow up with the self confidence to dance.

Anyway, they are having their annual recital and fundraiser at the beginning of June.  I volunteered to make a quilt for raffle.  I used a Sherbet Pips jelly roll designed by the awesome Aneela Hoey.  I was lucky enough to win the jelly roll from the equally awesome Cathy at Wonderous Woven Fabrics.  I thought these fabrics would appeal to the many little girls in the ballet troupe.

I put a call out on Flickr for some scraps of ballet fabric to add into the quilt and Kirsten answered me in spades with these amazing ballet girls by Kokka.

But maybe my favorite part of this rail fence quilt is the blocks where I used the scarf print instead of 4 individual fabrics.  Do you see them hiding in the pattern?

Thanks to Anna, my favorite local fabric pusher for giving me some of this fabric.


  1. It's beautiful! I'm sure it will raise a lot of money for the little ballerinas!

  2. Hahaha -- I like that I'm now a fabric pusher. I really should be pushing more of what I have out the door LOL. That quilt is darling -- I hope it finds a good home!

  3. The little girls will looooove the Sherbet Pips quilt! I love that scarf print, too.

  4. They will ALL be wanting this quilt! It's cute

    ; )

  5. That's such a good idea and such a wonderful quilt. Love the nice, soft colors and adding the ballet fabric just makes it all that more special. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice "oldest ufo" comment. Take care,