I did it. I made it!! I am so happy. For those of you who don’t know at the beginning of the week I challenged myself to finish up FIVE charity quilts for the flood victims of Lyons, Colorado. The quilt tops had all been donated to me and even a few of the backs by Pam a generous and talented blog reader. My job was to machine quilt them and bind them.
Here is quilt #5. It’s a basket weave with extra borders.
The colors didn’t show up the best in the photos. It’s very pretty and colors all blend nicely.
I used a variegated blue thread on the top using Pajama Quilter’s floral stipple again. I love the design. It’s quick yet looks fancier that a regular stipple. It doesn’t take any long either!
That completes the quilt run for Lyons, Colorado. I am certain more disasters will arise. If you have any quilt tops that you would like to donate, feel free to send them my way. I will machine quilt them and send them on to worthy causes and benefits. I work on them as time and necessity allow. Here’s my email address if you have any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org. I want to give a big shout out to Ellie Lively in Indiana for the donation of money to help cover the postage. That was super sweet of you and very thoughtful.
Today, we are hooking up with……Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Link a Finish Friday, Freedom Fridays, and Crazy Mom Quilts.
Today I am thankful for my phone. I love to stay in touch with my kids and my phone is a great help in doing that. In the early 1900’s my grandmother left Sweden and moved to America. I can’t imagine never hearing the voice the loved ones again. Letters are wonderful but there is just something special in being able to hear a voice. I know so often when talking to the kids I hear a hesitation or sadness in their voice that makes me question if they are okay….letters don’t quite allow that to happen. There are days when I roll my eyes thinking really kids…you’ve all already called me…but then I think, nope…their calling is a real blessing. It lets me know that they need me and love me even though they are miles away. So today..I am thankful for my phone even if it does mean a few telemarketers come with it.
10 thoughts on “Friday Finish: Charity Quilt #5”
Fantastic Jo! I have a couple of tops and backs that I’ll be packing up and sending your way!
thanks again Jo, for all the work you’ve put into these quilts this week. it feels good knowing that someone will be warm this Winter, and have the security of sleeping under a quilt of love.
Thanks for all you do for others! It is wonderful that your busy life allows you to spend this time working on these quilts.
I agree with you about phones. My grandmother left England about 1900 and her mother went into mourning because she knew she would never see her daughter again. What a difference if they had been able to hear each other’s voices!
Wonderful quilting! You are the best!
I love phoning my parents. :-) Thank you for sharing your story.
Love the floral stipple. It’s perfect for the floral designs in the fabric.
Yes, everyone should phone their loved ones often and talk for as long as possible. My mom is in an Alzheimer’s facility and I can’t call her any longer. She wouldn’t know who I was even if she had a phone. How I miss the conversations she and I used to have. That’s one I’d like to be able to “do over.”
Congratulations on making your goal. Thanks for all the wonderful things you share and do for others.
This is the reason I’m doing a “Giving” article on my work website this month. I think it’s a wonderful way to share our talent and give a hug when/where on is desperately needed. :)
That’s some awesome quilting, and how neat that it’s for such a good cause.
So glad you finished them. I am sure they will be appreciated and loved!