Downy Quilts for Kids is sponsored by, obviously, Downy and gives donated quilts to children in hospitals or otherwise in need of some tlc. Having been in the hospital with both of my kids in the past year, I know just how much something "homey" means when you're in that environment. I hope this quilt finds its way some little person who loves race cars.
Having said that I'll admit the fabrics (which are all discontinued or donated to the organization) gave me pause. I had to grit my teeth a little to sew that blaze orange to the neon green. It certainly made me realize how much of my love for quilting is really a love of beautiful fabrics.
Still I'm so happy to be sending this quilt to a child who, hopefully, will enjoy it and think the colors are super cool.
Click here for a form to fill out to receive a quilt kit, if you're interested. It has all the fabrics for the front and back of the quilt, all cut out and ready to go, as well as a pattern. They are super easy and quick to put together. You supply the batting, thread and binding.