Tuesday, March 20, 2012
A Mercy Quilt and a Give-Away
These WIPs have been loitering in plain sight so that I don't forget them. Tonight as I was -- at last! -- cutting the blades for my Dresden Plates, I thought it was time to get started on one of them. Julie had sent not only a batch of beautiful blocks, but also yardage for bordering, binding, and backing. The fabrics are the kind I admire but can't work with -- I don't seem to know how to get them to play nicely together. But Julie had managed beautifully. I didn't count the blocks but began laying them out in a barn raising setting and came up one short. There weren't 64, but rather 63! So I came up with another layout and have two rows finished, and a bunch of leader-endered blades, too. It won't take long to get this beauty together. Please do click on the photo to see Julie's fabrics.
Recently I've learned that Rebuilding Together, an organization with an active branch in Philadelphia, is happy to receive quilts to share with their homeowners upon completing projects. The Uvulati have thought that we might each make a mercy quilt to give to Rebuilding in September. I'll need to check with Julie (and also with Blogless Kathy) to see if they are wedded to their quilts going to hospice or if they think Rebuilding might be an equally worthy recipient.
Posted by Nancy Stevens on Tuesday, March 20, 2012