Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Another Charity Quilt

At our bee meeting last week, Carolyn gave me the top she had completed from one of my friend Marcia's UFO's from her mother's sewing room.  Today I got it quilted on the longarm.  This is going to be a Quilt on Wheels project, to be given to a resident of a rest home by the Capital Quilters Guild.

The blue border fabric was pulled from a box of donated fabric.  It matches perfectly!  I wasn't sure about using it, because it is obviously a polyester.  I was pleasantly surprised that it quilted beautifully, and feels very silky!  The back is the same blue solid fabric.  I hope it won't be slipping off someone's lap when it goes to the rest home!

Since the patchwork was all linear and angular, I did a soft freehand feather meander.  I had Misty Jade thread already loaded from my last project, and two extra bobbins of thread.  I think it looks nice on this quilt.

Here is the quilt from the back.  I love the textured, lacy look

Now I will give it back to Carolyn for her to do the binding.  Nothing like tag-team quilting!

Just got back from picking up my car after over $600 in repairs.   I noticed the air conditioner was not working on one of the very warm days we have had recently, so I got that fixed.  They noticed something else wrong with the axle while they were underneath the car, which I suspect could be from the rear-end accident I was in last year.  Probably no way to get the guy's insurance to pay for it at this late date.  Love my car, hate paying for car repairs!


Marcia Borrelli said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures of the quilt made from Mother's stash of fabrics! As usual, your quilting is beautiful! I am thrilled that Mother's donation is helping comfort someone in need.

Katie said...

Polyester....who'd have thought! It looks really nice.

Yep. Cars. Money pits. Sigh.