Saturday, March 01, 2008

Quilt-a-thon (a day early)

I am participating the the Quilt-a-thon over at Judy Laquidara's Patchwork Times
I used my extra day yesterday to get a lot of quilting done. It was all for the Hugs Ministry at our church. We give quilts and stuffies to the local sheriff and CPS for kids in crisis situations.

This quilt was orphan blocks from another Hugs quilt that was all demin and red four patches. These 5 orphans went together perfectly with the blue strips, red gingham and solid blue. It is about 40" square. I haven't picked a back for it yet.
This blue, tan and green is the delectable mountains block. One of the ladies who help took the half square triangles I had pieced and cut them and sewed the mountains and then pieced the top together. Yesterday I layered the batting, backing and top and sewed around the edges and turned it (envelope method of finishing).

I still need to quilt it but that won't take long as I do an easy meander on most of these donation quilts.
This next one is a disappearing nine patch. Those are fun and quick and give you a really easy way to get sashing. This one is also finished envelope style and ready for quilting.

This last one is a top that was donated by one of our church members. It was almost queen size and had been pieced almost 30 years ago. There are lots of fun fabrics in this. I cut it into four pieces, added 4.5" borders and got 4 really fun, unique quilts. This is number three. One and two are already gone and number four is ready to be layered. This one is also ready for quilting.

I have been quilting today and will share that in the post later today after I get them ironed.

I hope everyone has been having fun quilting. We should do this again on National Quilting Day on the 15th of March.

Take care and God bless, Cory

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