Blog readers often send me quilt tops. I machine quilt the tops and bind them. Then the finished quilts are sent off to a worthy charity. This is one of those….
I have a new charity quilt on the frame…
This one came in one of my birthday boxes. It’s just baby size so I decided to toss it on the machine before it got lost in the shuffle. This one I believe came from Elley.
I found a cowboy print blue fabric for the background and decided it was a good way to use it up. With the blue on the front, blue on the back seemed like a good choice. I have to say, it’s nice to quilt a baby quilt once in a while. It’s instant gratification to get one on and off the frame so quickly.
I did get a question from a blog reader Linda who asked, “……. Just curious – what do you think is a ‘good size’ for Charity Quilts? How many quilts have you donated this year? It must be quite a lot.”
Personally I think twin sized is really the best size for charity quilts….or anything 60 x 80 or larger. That will cover a twin bed…it will keep one person completely warm. I think that it’s the best usable size all in all. I do quilt lots of quilts that are smaller than that though. The one on the frame might find it’s way to a nursing home or shut in elderly person. It’s a nice size to put over the legs of someone who is wheelchair bound. Whatever size we get, we quilt them up and look for a home for them.
As far as how many quilts we’ve donated this year…I don’t know. I don’t take the time to count. I know I’ve done a lot fewer this year than last year just because of the move and getting settled in this house. No matter what number I get to when counting, I will always feel like it’s never enough. I have been so blessed to be able to buy a long arm quilting machine…blessed that I have fabric and good machines to sew on….blessed that my body allows me to enjoy this hobby….No matter how many quilts I do, there is always a need and I can never repay my blessings. I just choose to not waste the time in counting finished ones when instead I could be looking forward and doing more. I really love working on them. In the end feeling good about myself and working to help others is more important than any number.