Another Project Linus quilt completed! I finished this quilt in August and turned it in to the organization at my local quilt show. While I was there I grabbed another quilt kit with turquoise and grey floral fabric, polka dots, and a beautiful grey flannel back. I look forward to piecing that one together!
Let me show you the quilt I completed for Project Linus this year. I love the retro ice cream shop fabric and the kit had some fantastic pairings including a minty blue fabric for the HSTs. I made tiny four-square cornerstones and added pairs of sashing strips, alternating them throughout the quilt. Quilting was a bit troublesome. I quilted 1/4″ away from the HST seams and stitched in the ditch along the sashing. The batting was thicker than I’m use to and I found it difficult to quilt and keep the sashing taught with all those seams. There was a bit of bunching and shifting, but I did my best to complete the quilting in this manner. In the end, it was hardly noticeable.
The retro ice cream fabric makes up the entire back of the quilt and a blue polka dot fabric finishes the quilt in the binding. As I was putting away all the fabric remnants into the kit bag, I discovered a little baggie labeled “Borders”…. facepalm … oops, oh well the quilt was still a descent baby quilt size without the borders. The ladies from the organization told me it was no problem and that they could easily place them with another kit 🙂 I think I will set myself a goal and complete two Project Linus Quilts next year.
For those who don’t know, Project Linus is an organization that donates hundreds of blankets every month to children in need. There are chapters in all 50 states and blankets are collected locally, then distributed locally to hospitals, shelters, social service agencies, and more.
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