Community Quilts from Karin

Karin was so kind to work on UFO that a blog reader sent my way and she’s finished!!

Karin writes:

Back in October, you sent me some blocks to it together. As you know, I live in my motorhome and we travel around the country, usually only staying a week in one spot. Well, we stayed in Phoenix for 2 months, and I went on a shop hop while we were there. I was originally looking for blue fabric with white or gold stars, so that I could turn this into a Quilt of Valor quilt. Well, I couldn’t find what I was looking for, but I found this floral fabric instead. Then I got the blue fabric for accent, and I put it together using one of their shop samples as inspiration.  You gave me the book that had the intended setting pattern, but I knew I would never have enough time to do skinny triangles all the way around it, plus, I really wanted to showcase the beautiful floral print.”

The book and foundation paper was donated to a guild in Alamo, TX, and I went on to finish the quilt in Rockport, TX, where it will be given to the Winter Texans quilters here in the RV park at which we are staying. They, in turn, will donate it to a local resident who survived the direct hit of Hurricane Harvey, back in 2017, but has yet to recover.”

The quilt finished up at about 60 x 93 inches, a good twin size, and you’ll note that I had one block left over.  Instead of adding it to the back, it appliqued it to the remaining piece of the sashing fabric and turned it into a perfectly sized pillow case. That was lucky, since I hardly ever measure anything!”

Thanks for the opportunity and the challenge! It has definitely been a learning experience and a pleasure to see it all finally come together.”

” And, yes, that table is my entire sewing area. And kitchen table, and office!  It’s small, but it’s mighty. The quilting was done entirely on my embroidery machine.”

“Each block has a circle of feathers in it, but the thread was so we’ll matched, you can hardly see the stitches. Same for the sashing.. there are leaves vining their way through each vertical sash, but you can’t see them unless you look very close. There are 3 rows of serpentine stitching, in black thread, in each floral border

Thank you for the privilege of joining you in doing good. I would love to be considered for another project if one comes up. (But make sure you check first, to see what address to use… We are always on the go!)

WOW Karin.  Thanks so much for finishing this and sending it on to a good home.  I can’t imagine sewing in a small space like that but I know many of you do it.  Joan Patrick sent this to me and I was so happy to find a volunteer to finish it up.  A HUGE shout out to Joan and Karin.  What a wonderful quilt.

9 thoughts on “Community Quilts from Karin”

  1. Yay for Karin! What a wonderful finish in your RV. I sew in mine too and am waiting out the virus in San Antonio right now.

  2. Judith Fairchild

    Oh my, that quilt is so beautiful. And using the extra block for a pillow case. Makes it perfect. Great job well done ladies.

  3. Katherine Gourley

    What an amazing quilt and to make it in an RV is incredible. I love how it was started in Arizona and finished in Texas.

  4. Lilac Joan Guthridge

    I have found when people want to do something they can fine a way. Good for you, Karin. the finished quilt is excellent.

  5. Beautiful quilt ladies!!! I am going to quit complaining about my sewing space! Mine is ginormous compared to Karin’s!

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