I finished up the blue and orange donation quilt yesterday. I had a lot of fun quilting it with straight lines and feathers in orange thread (Superior Highlights, 40 wt.). The textured blue fabric was weird and stretchy to piece together, but not too bad to quilt with the walking foot. It has great cozy texture now that it’s washed up.
I have to admit that I like the back almost as much as I like the front. These are orphan blocks from a double nine patch that I had made, and some from this quilt, when I discovered that too many nine patches would make it too busy.
So much of the stash fabric I have and need to use is floral, and makes pretty feminine quilts. I try to switch off by making every other donation quilt out of something a little more appealing to anyone, including men. And, apparently, cats. Lots of help. This is headed to Moore, OK.
You could have knocked me over with one of my own feathers yesterday when I answered the phone and it was Judy Laquidera from Patchwork Times! I was sewing the binding to this quilt when she called. She called several of us who had donated quilts for West, TX, to see if we minded if she sent them on to Moore. They have all they need in West, and Judy knew of a truck with people she trusts going to Moore. I told her I was fine with that, so I guess my pink and gray quilt will go there, too.
Doesn’t it seem like there’s been a lot of need this year? I sorted some strings last night to start a new donation quilt for whatever comes next. Don’t even want to think about that.
What have you finished this week?
I’m linking up to Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.