Sunday, January 29, 2017

Quilts for Tennessee - Quiltsy Cares

I've been working on this quilt in fits and starts all month, but needed to get myself in gear and finish it up so I can mail it on Monday!  The Quiltsy team decided that we wanted to send some comfort quilts to the victims of the fires in Tennessee - we have a member that lives nearby that was willing to coordinate delivering these to a local church to distribute.  Thanks so much, Jennifer!

I decided to use a package of charm squares, strips and a bit of yardage that featured some happy yellows and oranges with browns.  It took me a while to figure out my plan of action to use these fabrics.  I decided to make disappearing nine-patch blocks and use the strips for a piano key border.

After I finished the center I decided that it really needed a plain muslin border to frame the center and set the final border apart.  Plus it added a bit more size to the quilt!  This block is a great way to use random scrappy fabrics.

I had a lot of choices for thread color!  In the end I decided on the orange thread, just for the fun of it.

I love the way a simple meander adds a soft, touchable texture!
And that bit of yardage?  I couldn't bear to cut it up, so used it on the back, framed with more muslin. I think this will be a cheerful quilt for someone.  I hope it brings the recipient comfort and makes them smile.

Linking up with Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun than Housework for "Oh Scrap!"  Come join the fun!

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Barb N said...

Nice finish! I got mine sent off last week. They will certainly be appreciated :)

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Beautiful quilt Pamela! How generous of you to send it off but I'm sure it will be much appreciated. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful quilt Pam and adding that neat piece to the back is perfect! I wouldn't want to cut it up either.