Community Quilt from Lori

Yahoo!!  I have a quilt from Lori to share with you today.  I have been trying to catch up on my email.  It’s a slow process. I found this that Lori sent to me back in November.  I’m finally sharing this with you today.

Lori writes:
You sent me a pile of quilt blocks, and here they are all put together and loaded on the Longarm.  These blocks had fun bright striped fabrics.
Along with the blocks were strips of the striped fabric that were 20” long.  Hmm, I wonder if there is enough for the binding?  

I needed to add just a little bit more to…

make the back big enough.  I used muslin for the strip to make the back big enough.  The backing that worked for this quilt was sent to me by you at a totally different time.
It is funny how that works out.  Sometimes I have backings that I think are different and will never work, and then I get sent a donation quilt and those backings that I have saved will work. It is just meant to be.

When making the binding, I sewed all the striped fabric strips together.  It was almost enough!  I needed to add about 3” of muslin to binding. What a fun finish to this quilt.  It is always a bit interesting when given parts to a quilt and figuring out how to use them and what the “giver” had in their mind, it’s a fun challenge!

This quilt just came to life once it was quilted and bound.  Thank you to Jo and the person who donated the quilt top and binding fabric.

This quilt will be a much-appreciated gift to a well-deserving person at Sharehouse.”

Wow!!  I love this quilt.  What fun fabrics to use.  I would have never thought to make a quilt like this, yet, I love it.  How fun!  If you are the person who started the project, please let us know in the comments.  We’d love to learn the name of the pattern or anything else you can tell us about the quilt.

Many thanks to Lori and the person who donated!!

6 thoughts on “Community Quilt from Lori”

  1. Beautiful! I’m old enough to remember when “Candy Stripers” would volunteer at hospitals to visit patients to help them feel better ❤️‍. This beautiful striped quilt should make anyone feel better! I’m new to your site but I’m definitely sharing with others. Thank you for all you do. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ❤️

  2. Judith Fairchild

    Very lively lovely quilt! What a cool idea to use striped material to make a fun quilt. I may just see what I can do with stripes. Thank you to whom ever donated the quilt and extra pieces ,Lori and Jo.

  3. Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy reading your blog, seeing photos of your family, and the wonderful quilts. You are so uplifting and inspiring. I wish you all the best with your treatment. Thank you for everything x

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