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I was thrifting and found some goodies. Not a lot but ones I believe will get used up.
This clown fabric is the cutest. It has a bright white background. I’m not sure what I’ll do with it but that’s okay. A yard of fabric for 50 cents…that’s a deal and I don’t have to worry about using it up quickly.
The blue piece has LOTS of construction vehicles on it. I’m doing pillowcases for the kiddos for Christmas so this will for sure be a pillowcase. There is a yard of fabric here…again only 50 cents.
For the next one I paid $2 and I need some help with this one. Check it out….See $2….
and this is what it is. Someone started a quilt top. Hmmm.
You can see that the brown borders aren’t all the same size. I’m almost wondering if it was double in size and then cut in half. I don’t know….
I picked up it thinking someone could finish it for charity. If I were doing it I think I would cut the blocks apart in the sashing and then make a piano key sashing from scraps. There’s lots of different options.
Can you think of an option??
I am looking for a charity quilter to take the project and bring it back to life.
Here is an interesting feature. On one block a zipper was put in the seam and under the blue square is a pocket the size of the patch. I had never seen that before. To keep that functional that blue square would need to not be quilted. Interesting for sure.
At first I thought it was a little weird and then I thought-nope. I kind of like that idea. If I was sick I’d love to have a pocket in my quilt for a tissue or chap stick…or my book. Yep. I kind of like the idea of a pocket in my quilt.
So is there a charity quilter that would like to tackle this project? Althought currently a little plain, I think this quilt top could be a whole lot more. If you’re interested drop me an email with your address and where you’d donate the finished quilt to. firstname.lastname@example.org.
THANKS so much.
Cute children’s fabric for 1.00! Can’t wait to see what someone comes up with for the UFO!
I would cut off the 3 sides of border to equal the sashing size. Then use a piece to add to the other side to make that sashing size. This seems the perfect size for a lap quilt for a nursing home or someone in a wheel chair or sick. To hold a book. And tissues. Always need tissues. https://www.homesewnbycarolyn.com/lovie-lap-quilts.html
Here is a link to lap quilts for wheelchairs. Carol
That is a neat idea to have a pocket for kleenex or chapstick but I would probably forget to remove them before washing the quilt!
A bit of decoration, trim the wide borders to match the shortnarrow one. And lap quilt it is. I like the pocket idea.
I’m guessing someone was making a “quillow”–a quilt that folds into itself to make a pillow… That would explain the zipper…
That clown fabric is 30 years old. I made a cotton receiving blanket out of it for my granddaughter who turns 30 in April.
The pocket is interesting! I’m actually working g on quilts for my boys that I plan on tying, not quilting – I may have to add pockets! Could really come in handy, since one will be sharing a dorm room next year, great hiding spot!