Thursday, August 27, 2015

A Charity Finish

I made this quilt for Tanya Quilts in CO. She and her mom are trying to get enough quilts before Christmas to give to a local nursing home. Click on this link for details. Tanya, I'll be contacting you soon for an address so I can get this to you.

This is what I'm sending them.

This was so simple to make. I matched up pairs of 2.5" strips and sewed them together. Then I cut each sewn pair into 6.5" pieces. I could get six 6.5" pieces from each sewn pair. I then sewed these together in sets of three to make 6.5" by 12.5" blocks. Layout the blocks as shown above and sew them together. Fifty strips makes fifty blocks and will finish at 60" square. More or less strips will make a bigger or smaller finished size quilt.

I put flannel on the back. I had to use two fabrics and had to piece them a little strangely to get the correct size backing piece, but it works.

I tried another new-to-me quilting motif from my newest free-motion quilting book. This one is called "Vestal" in case you have the book and want to look it up. It took longer than my usual all-over meander which is what I usually do for charity quilts. It was worth it though to try out a new design. I will definitely be doing this one again.

It is probably difficult to tell in the above photos that my usual quilt photography section of fence is now completed. I took a photo of it when it was only partially stained so you could see the color against the plain cedar.

The grayish-brown stain color (the top portion) is almost an exact match to the mortar color of our brick home. The project is almost complete. He is currently working to get the back portion of the fence stained and then I will be able to check "new fence" off my list of things I wanted to change about this house.


Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I love how scrappy it is! The flannel backing will be like a warm hug. Thanks for helping us with the charity quilt drive and giving the link. :0)

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your charity quilt. What a great idea to put flannel on the back. Makes for great snuggling.

Marlene said...

This has turned out really well Lynn. The quilting looks great-I love Christina's books and also her Craftsy classes.