Horses and High Hopes

Horses and High Hopes

I’ll see my son tomorrow and when he leaves, I’ll send him home with another baby quilt I designed and made for the auction at the Big Barn Bash. Josh volunteers at High Hopes Therapeutic Riding in Connecticut and part of their annual fundraiser in June is an auction. That’s where the quilt is heading.

High Hopes has a great program so check them out. And donate if it’s a cause that stirs your heart - you will help to “foster a community where horse and human interactions improve lives” one disabled person at a time.

This baby quilt is headed to the auction. The quilt top is designed as one piece of fabric with triangles - so no piecing is needed. You can find the fabric, and a variety of other fabrics with triangle designs for quilt tops, in my Spoonflower shop’s Triangle Quilt Collection to make your own quilt, pillow,, or whatever. Or, if you would like to purchase an already made quilt just like this one, you can find it in my Etsy shop.

Before I designed the triangle quilt, it was just one design called Dreaming - a girls with horses design - which was created for one of Spoonflower’s design challenges - A Day At The Races.

I call the design Dreaming because I imagined the girls were thinking of someday attending, or riding in, the Kentucky Derby - the day of big hats.

Their dreams are as big as their hats.

Below is a pillowcase I made using Dreaming. It can be made from one yard of fabric. The fabric base I chose to have it printed on is the organic cotton sateen (at Spoonflower) because I like the smooth feel of the fabric. You can find Dreaming here if you want to make one for the perfect someone in your life.

Check back for post #3 where I will show you exactly how to make a pillowcase in whatever design you like.