This week I was reminded just how wonderfully generous quilters are… I was gathering quilts to take to Project Linus and it hit me just how many people help make these quilts happen. Here is a selection of this months donations, starting with my finished Gnome stars quilt….
I made this top a couple of weeks ago and finally got around to quilting it this week. Quilting the flannel top and flannel back was an interesting process…. the flannel did not move through the machine as smoothly as standard quilting cotton… it took a little persuading.
But it is so soft and cuddly and worth the extra effort. My big lesson with this quilt is do NOT bind in flannel. I thought I would do flannel all the way but the extra thickness of flannel makes binding in it bulky and unruly. Next time quilting cotton binding all the way!
The next quilt was made at one of the PMQG monthly Charity Sew Days. Once a month we take over the main sewing classroom at a local quilt store, Modern Domestic and sew and talk and have fun. In March we made this…
We took a stack of fabric kindly donated by Sam Hunter…Tina Given’s “Haven” line…added a couple of blenders and spent the day making disappearing nine patch blocks.
And one of our talented long arm quilters, Kazumi Peterson weaved her magic to put it all together…. with Cris Pera doing the final step of binding. It is truly a group effort.
I am sure a lot of you recognize the fabric….and I love what Kazumi did with it. (If you want to see what I did with it check out this post).
The final quilt I am going to share started as a donated UFO quilt top.
All these quilts are destined to go out into the world and wrap someone in love..and none of it could have been possible without Sam, Elsa, Betty, Wendy, Kazumi, Cris, Dawn, Penny, Juline, Elisa, Anne, Suzanne, Pam, Jo, MaryAnn, Michelle, Gail, Rachel, Angie, Kathryn, Joy, Nancy, Jolene, Lisa, Lupine, Meredith, Meredith’s mum and all the members of the PMQG who give of their time, talent and fabric stash. Thank you.