After doing a bit of reorganization in the sewing room, with the discovery of a complete take over of overflowing scrap bins and folder fabrics in the closet I decided my New Year's resolution was to get some charity quilts going. I only have to do a top and prepare bindings then others take over from there. My guild distributes about 300 quilts a year through their Warm Wrappings Program to 5 different local agencies. Some of us make the tops and binding, others in the group with long arm machines do the quilting, and then a crew of others bind and finish the binding on them. In October they are distributed to the various agencies.This is one I finished up this past week.
The fabric used for the centers was a real prize to use for this quilt. However not without an issue. I needed 25 blocks and thought I had them all complete until while laying them out I was short one. OK, a made search in the fabric closet and the center block a perfect addition to cure that issue. I even had enough of that butterfly fabric to make a runner for my youngest daughter's sister-in-law for her birthday.And yes, the scrappy Christmas quilt top is finished too. My original plan was also to give it as a charity quilt top, but husband really likes it and says it will look great next Christmas on the dining room wall. So, it is a keeper.A fast scramble into Joann's for a back and binding while they still had some 70% off Christmas fabric on clearance and it is off to the quilter this week.
Great projects you are working on!ReplyDelete
I admire people who can make enough quilts to donate so many. I'm lucky to make 1-2 a year! I"m with your husband on keeping the scrappy Christmas quilt!ReplyDelete
I'm pleased you found a great solution for one more butterfly block. And it's great that your hubby takes an interest in your quilt making and wants you to keep your pretty Christmas quilt.ReplyDelete
Love the butterfly donation quilt! The Christmas quilt is fun. It's nice when someone in the family claims a quilt needs to stay and not go. Happy stitching this week. Good luck with your scrappy plans for more donation quilts.ReplyDelete
That butterfly quilt is fantastic! Nice to have a Christmas finish that Hubby wants to keep. :)ReplyDelete
I really like the offset cornerstones! Dot (Google won’t let me sign in.)ReplyDelete
When your husband likes something you make, you must keep it! I love it when my dh expresses an interest. Love that pretty butterfly quilt. Won't someone just adore it? Thanks for sharing on my weekly show and tell, Wednesday Wait Loss.ReplyDelete
Hi DonnaLee, those are really lovely quilt tops. It's nice that you'll have a great wall hanging for next Christmas. Thanks for linking up to Free Motion Mavericks. Have a great weekend.ReplyDelete
I love the Butterfly donation quilt - really pretty colors! It's kind of nice when your husband says he likes a quilt - at my house that doesn't happen very often!ReplyDelete
The butterfly fabric and resulting quilt and runner are beautiful. Good for your hubby to recognize your accomplishment.ReplyDelete
Lovely quilts, DonnaLeeQ!! I really love that butterfly quilt, but then I love Christmas too! Thanks so much for sharing with us. I hope you had a good week! My website is having difficulties, but hopefully my Monday Musings post will be up later today or tomorrow! Thanks for linking up last week!ReplyDelete