100 Quilts Project: Getting Started
My LQS is participating in something called 100 Quilts in 100 Days. I don't have a whole lot more information on it, but the plan is to make donation quilts in the summer months and then have an ingathering early in October. The quilts will be given to immigrants and refugees arriving in Philadelphia this autumn. They are also collecting knitted/crocheted hats, scarves, and mittens.
Marsha and I had swapped a bunch of 6-1/2" animal blocks and I thought that a quilt for this worthwhile project was a fine use for them. The lattice is dark blue hand-dye and the cornerstones are tiny fish on orange. I'm happy with how it turned out. I will have to look to see what I have that might make a good back for this.
When we were talking recently about the 100 Quilts project, Marsha said that she thought that the shop would have an easier time collecting baby quilts and even twin quilts but that doubles would be less forthcoming, so she was thinking that was how she was going to go.
Did I ever mention that Marsha is my model for generosity?
This morning I awoke thinking about two of the bulging Rubbermaid tubs in my studio. One contains Kaffes and the other batiks. Wanda recently posted about framed nine-patch blocks and I thought they were attractive. I also thought they would provide easy and relatively mindless sewing, something I happen to need right now. Spoke with Marsha about my idea to combine the Kaffes and batiks and she quickly jumped aboard, so now we're joint venturing. I figure 42-56 blocks are needed for a double. Those bins are pretty big and pretty stuffed.
There will be more on this topic in the days ahead, I do believe.