Sunday, November 18, 2012

Quilts for Hurricane Sandy Victims

Hurricane Sandy caused a lot of devastation to many lives as we all know.
Around North Carolina, many quilters are getting really busy making quilts to help keep the affected people warm; and to let them know that we care and feel their pain.
I have donated this star quilt last week via a local store called  Wish Upon a Quilt. This lovely store was collecting quilts to mail to New Jersey.


close up of the blocks
At the same time, I was busy finishing up this other quilt (see below), that I started on a retreat  last year.
The original idea was to make a "Lego Quilt" with 2" strips. After several blocks were made, I can honestly say that it was the ugliest thing I have ever seen. I had made 10 inches block with any fabric that I took from a pile of strips. Not a pretty picture.
So, plan B came to fruit.
 I cut all the original 10" blocks in half once; and I did sew the halves again as a long strip.  I trimmed this strip to 4 1/2" by 82" and alternated the pieced strips with a bright red one.
The finished quilt is a twin size quilt. It is 61" by 82".
My friend Diane H. did the gorgeous long arm quilting.




I hope the person who receives it will enjoy the warmth we are sending his/hers way.

2 comments:

  1. such a beautiful quilt to donate.

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  2. Thank you Carrie, I hope that the receivers will be home soon.

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My work at the Houston Quilt Festival 2017

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