Tuesday, February 07, 2017

A Quilt for the Refugees

This spokes/blades quilt was my project when I was spending eighty minutes per week learning to become proficient at paper piecing. I am delighted with how it turned out. It came home from the machinist last week (I think if you click on the photo you can see her marvelous work, especially in the border). I considered various colors for the binding; in the end Himself said it had to be white and as opposed as I am to white binding, he was right.

I was at a meeting last week for the four-church group that is sponsoring the Congolese refugee family and learned that one of the congregations, the Swedenborgians up the road, are having a fund raiser -- a musical evening -- to benefit the family. I was bummed -- I have to work the night of the musical offering. Then somebody mentioned that they are going to have raffle baskets, too. I told her that I thought I had a small pink baby quilt at home that I could contribute. When I got home, I discovered that the quilt I thought I had was already gone -- it went to the Baby Bureau back in November. But I did have this quilt which is more toddler size (about 45" square) than baby size. I emailed Pauline and she said she was interested. She'll be picking it up this afternoon. When I made it, I didn't have a specific recipient in mind; I guess I just thought it would wait until someone had a baby. Instead, someone had a need. It turned out to be a great opportunity to support a most worthwhile fund raiser.


10 comments:

Amy said...

It's lovely, and has a wonderful purpose. I hope it brings in a fortune. As for the binding, maybe next time you could use a white flange or piped binding for the pop it needed. (And I agree with Himself on that.) Then the border fabric would be good as the binding.

Synthia said...

You are such a generous and giving person. Your quilt is beautiful and now going to support an excellent cause. You inspire me to do better!!

Lori said...

It is an amazing quilt! I hope it raises lots of money! I'd love to know how to bid on it, that is possible.

Anonymous said...

That's a beautiful quilt. And you're a generous person for donating this quilt. Thanks for sharing.

floribunda said...

Great quilt! I love having a few "spares" around for giving opportunities like this...

Barbara Anne said...

Lovely quilt with its happy colors and the machine quilting is brilliant! Like you, I prefer darker bindings, but the white binding on this quilt suits it perfectly. Joe was right. :)

Your generosity in donating this quilt to the new family or as a raffle quilt for their needs is a further demonstration of your big heart and lovingkindness.

Hugs!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Most Wonderful!!
xx, Carol

Janet O. said...

You always seem to have the right quilt at the right time. Love it!

Heidi said...

Wonderful quilt for a good cause

Quayquilter said...

There is a lot of painstaking work in this quilt - hope it goes to a good home. Sorry you can't be there to see who gets it.