Today I want to show this quilt, which I forgot I needed to take pictures of until I got home, so:
Yep, I had to take the photos in the snow, which is why there will be so few of them. It was not actively raining at that point, but it was close.
I did not make a single one of these blocks. They are from a swap I did with some friends from an online group years ago. The ones I made, of course, ended up in their quilts. I finished the top in 2016 and just quilted it up in the last couple of weeks. Yes, I am hanging my head in shame. I meant to do the binding all by machine, but I forgot and stitched it to the front instead of the back, so it's got a hand binding instead.
|Hmm, I seem to have missed a couple lines!|
I quilted this up with the walking foot, just straight stitching along all of the block lines in a variegated gray, which was the only gray thread I had. It actually turned out really well. After I took this picture, I went back and did a small cross hatch in the setting triangles, too, but I'm just too lazy to go take another picture.
This quilt is folded up and in a box and ready to go off to my friend Bernie at Needle and Foot, who is collecting quilts for the palliative care unit at Mercy Hospital in Sacramento. You can read all about the program and the quilts HERE and HERE. I know from personal experience what a difference a program like this makes to the family, and I have nothing but respect for people who do this work. I'm glad that this quilt will go off to help a family and I hope they get some comfort from it. Many hospitals have programs like this, so if you're moved to contribute, you could check with your local hospital or send a quilt off to Bernie, who will be sure it's put to good use.
On a much more cheerful note, I hope everyone has a good weekend with no snow. California friends, I would send you a bunch of rain and snow if I could, but know that I'm praying for downpours to end the fires there. Everybody stay safe!
Sharing at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Finished or Not Friday, and TGIFF.