Sunday, July 24, 2022

Donation Quilts


I have been clearing random fabrics from my sewing room by making donation quilts.  
I start by aiming for the sizes requested by Threads In Faith.  which are 45-60" size. 
It is a prayer ministry started by friends of mine.  The quilt recipient is someone who is in need of prayers.   A group will tie the quilt while saying prayers for the recipient with each knot. 

A layer cake that I bought for a quilt that I never made because I could never find the llama fabric on a bolt.  (That was why I bought it to begin with.)

Two or 3 super cute lime/pink fat quarters given to me as a gift. 

I don't even know how I accumulated so much brown.  
Autumn colors left over from a quilt for a friend who loves Fall.  With some weird mustardy batik 5" squares my mom bought for me in the Caribbean. 

I started this design as a variation of an Irish chain, but didn't have enough contrast with the colors, so it just looks like squares. 

The leftover extra 4 patch squares (because, apparently, I am bad at math and made too many. 
The border I saw on a FB quilt group by a designer who was looking for testers.  It looked like this, but the directions didn't make it work like the picture.  I worked out a paper piecing version and made this.  I decided that I didn't like it well enough to make 4 more borders in this color version.  I do, however, really like the HST star.  I may become a default pattern for me. 

I have a quilting friend who's a NICU nurse.  Years ago, when I was bemoaning a project I was working on because I didn't like the color combo, she suggested finishing it and donating it to NICU.  Over time the ideal size was deemed to be 30" x 36" with a flannel back and no batting.  That combo wraps well around the mattress. It's also ideal for smaller amounts of fabrics that are too much to throw away, and not enough for a full quilt.  These go together as improv quilts.  I generally make placement decisions on what would show in the center.
Fat quarters of paisley fabrics that were gifted to me and had no coordinating fabrics in the stash. 

Leftovers from the layer cake and coordinating fabrics left after I turned most into aprons. 

A piece of waves fabric, roughly 1/3 yard. 

Now back to the giant bin of scraps...

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