In a previous post I showed some pictures of a block I was working on for a 'special project', well here's the completed quilt:
and a close up:
The story behind this quilt - a QFC member became ill while on a visit to her son. She was told to see her own doctor when she got home after spending 5 days in a hospital. Long story short, they told her she may have cancer. Cathy B. (my counter part from QFC) had these embroidered angels leftover from a previous 'angel quilt'. I pulled fabric, made up the blocks and sent to Cathy with all extra fabric. She assembled the quilt and returned it to me for quilting. The recipient of this quilt had it in her hands in a little over 2 weeks! From PA, to AZ, to CT... And, I'm happy to say the recipient has been now been told she does NOT have cancer but is undergoing further testing to find out what is going on.
Another lady from QFC sent me some leftovers. These were wide strip sets that had been angled cut:
I separated the strips to give me a 4 strip set and measured to get a square cut. Some strips only yielded one square where others yielded 3 or 4. I paired those strip squares with a red I had, sewed around the outside edges and cut "X" diagonally. I ended up with 9½" squares once assembled. When I pulled a few to get a picture, I discovered I ended up with a secondary pattern that I just love! This was not planned, but I sure like the way it worked out.
Some of the QFC ladies are also working on row quilts. Sort of like a Round Robin quilt where you pass it around, except we're doing rows and the finished quilt will be donated. We're finishing up a couple jungle theme quilts now and starting a Farm theme and Mystical theme. I started the Mystical and here's my row with a close up:
I have had these designs for a very long time and I'm sorry to say I do not know where I got them. The letters preceding the numbers on the design are DS so not sure if that's a help....
So, these are the projects I've been working on. In between the Quilters for Comfort projects, I try and work on scrap projects. I have a couple that I've decided I just want to be done so instead of quilts, they will be table toppers. These are paper pieced projects I started and as much as I do love paper piecing, I find I don't have the time to devote to getting a full quilt done. Just too many other things I want / need to finish. I also pulled 2 'in progress' quilts that I want to see done. Then I will probably have at least 6+ quilts waiting for quilting....
Guess I better get busy!
Wishing you all good health and safety from these storms that our country is experiencing...