Saturday, January 25, 2014

Rainbow/Block Challenge - January

I am combining two blog challenges -
Judy's Scrappy Block  with Angela's RSC14
and finished with this quilt. 48x60

I made my blocks 12 inches as that fit better with some of the scraps I had to work with. I did use some lighter blues in my blocks to help with the contrast.  I didn't always make the right choices with colors/patterns in some of the blocks as you can't see the pattern as clearly. This quilt be going to RMH as I think it is a great quilt for a teen.

This next bit is a plug for RMH - - - - - - - - 

I can't say enough good things about Ronald McDonald Houses. It is my favorite charity to donate to, quilts, snacks, $, appliances, etc.... I do not know what it is like to have a child with a horrible disease. My heart breaks thinking of parents who leave RMH without being able to take their child home. RMH is a haven to these families.

If you go to RMH you can click on Chapter Search to find your closest RMH. Click on donate to see the many ways you can help. While you are there click on the other headings to learn more about them.

 Our family also donates items to the Family Room at the hospital. We drop off our items to RMH and they deliver them to the hospital  as needed. This is something I do this with each grandgirl once a year. I "mostly" let them pick out the items from the list and we fill up a cart.  When we deliver our items the staff usually takes us on a tour of the house.  

I have a granddaughter who loves to bake and she is planning on taking some homemade goodies with us when we go.

Our church has signed up to cook two dinners a year for the guests at RMH.  

Here is what is on our RMH wish list - 

Family Room Wish List

The Ronald McDonald Family Room is located on the 5th floor (Pediatric Critical Care Unit) of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.  The Family Room is a place where families can come to relax and have something to eat and drink when they feel they just need to walk away from the bedside but still need to be close to their child.
Food Pantry items:
Cheese/Crackers (individual serving)
Peanut Butter/Crackers (individual)
Cookies (snack packs)
Juice Boxes
Microwave popcorn
Regular coffee
Ramen Noodles
Individual microwaveable serving meals (ravioli, beef stew, etc…)
Pop tarts
Breakfast/Cereal bars
Boxed Cereal (individual serving)
Sugar packets
Non-dairy creamer packets
Fruit Snacks                    
Cupboard items:
8 oz Styrofoam cups/lids
16 oz Styrofoam cups/lids
Plastic forks/spoons
Small paper plates (for microwave use)
Coffee Stirrers         

Small paper bowls (for microwave use)
Family Room items:
Lysol Disinfectant Spray
Clorox Wipes       

Looking forward to the quilt that will be created using February's color and block.


scraphappy said...

What a beautiful quilts. Going to such a good cause too! I am sure it will be well loved.

Teresa in Music City said...

Such a lovely quilt! And I love that it is going to RMH - one of the best charities around.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

What a beautiful quilt and purpose for it! :)

Marly said...

Beautiful quilt and a worthy cause.

Mary said...

Your quilt is awesome!!

Gina said...

Great quilt and what a wonderful thing to do with it xx

Faye said...

This is a gorgeous quilt, for a wonderful cause. Well done

Karen said...

Beautiful blue quilt. I love RMH. We have stayed at the one at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Cincinnati Ohio. We give all the time to RMH. I also made Beads of Courage bags for the hospital. BOC is another awesome program. Thanks for sharing and supporting RMH.

Julie in GA said...

Great looking quilt! I love how some of the blocks look very three dimensional. I had thought about doing the same thing, combining Judy's scrap blocks with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, but I never got any of Judy's January blocks done.

Dar said...

Your January Scrap quilt is pretty and for a wonderful cause. On to February.

Ramona said...

Love your quilt. The blues are so soothing. Thank you for giving to RMH. I have a friend who is staying at a RMH right now as her daughter receives treatment.

shirley said...

Lookin' good.....good job and good cause, too. congratulations on the finish

Joanne said...

Your quilt turned out beautifully. Great cause. Our hospital stays with our son were pre RMH. I can only imagine how much that place would have meant at the time. Son is fine now. Great idea to blend the two challenges.