I am darting away from UFO work today….well not really.
I have a stack of quilts here that are UFO status. It’s all the charity quilt that blog readers have been sending my way!! Yesterday I told you a bit about our son Karl and his predicament with student teaching in Houston. I also told you that I fired up the quilting machine and went to work trying to finish as many quilts as I could for him to take with him when he went. I showed you two yesterday…today I’m showing you three more.
As I said yesterday. I grabbed whatever was on top of the pile. I didn’t care what it was or size. If there was a backing and top, that’s the quilt I did.
This one Colleen Hicks from Iowa donated. She gave it to me when she attended the retreat we held in August. It was a cute little top done in flannel. It’s baby quilt size and Colleen had the top AND the backing for me.
Just a quick meander was the quilting design. Pastel thread for the top and blue for the backing. I had trouble finding a binding as I was trying to match the blues, then saw a wonderful orange that matched perfectly so orange binding it was!!
The backing was flannel too. It was oh-so comfy.
The next top is from Maryanne Comly in Perkasise, PA. This top was super bright and VERY fun. It’s a great scrappy quilt mixing all sorts of brights. This a lap-sized.
Simple straight line quilting was done on this….A variegated yellow to orange was used on the top.
The backing was a good lime green sheet with lime green thread. This quilt was so fun to work on with the bright fun colors. Some kiddo will love this one!
Next up is a quilt top done by Laura Hervey in Dallas, TX. It’s a simple nine patch but oh, I liked it! Sorry for the bad picture. I had about 5 minutes to photograph all of these before Karl left. I didn’t get a chance to check the images before he left.
I loved the quilting on this. I had more time to do this one as I had it on the machine and started before the hurricane hit. This is a “go-to” design for me. If I can’t decided what to do, this motif often pops into my mind….see?
I had a perfect backing for this. The colors matched so well. Really, I couldn’t have gotten a better backing. It was a flat sheet I found at the thrift store. It was in excellent shape so I bought it with the hope of finding a top that would match it someday.
I also sent the baby quilt I did over the summer. I thought it might as well be sent off and used rather than catching dust here.
All in all I sent out SIX quilts with Karl. I hope that they are useful to people.
I’m hoping to get to some more charity quilts. With physical therapy my shoulder is doing a little better. It’s hard to not over do it….Having a sense of urgency and being careful all at the same time can be hard.
I’ll be back next week. I don’t know if I’ll have charity quilts to share or if I’ll be back to UFO quilting….or hopefully a little of each!!