Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Comfort Quilt Pieced
Tonight, Pat and I got together to put this quilt top together. The blocks were made by members of the Elgin Piecemakers as a tinners project last year. A piece of material was put into a large coffee tin. Each month, a member of the guild got one tin to make one 12 1/2 inch block using some of the focus fabric included in the tin. Each tin had a theme. At the end of the year, there were 16 blocks in each tin and the blocks were sold in a silent auction. I purchased two sets of blocks--garden blocks and basket blocks. pat and I picked out 20 blocks from the two tins that we thought went together. She purchased sashing and I supplied the green corner block material from my stash. The green fabric will also be used for a 5 inch border for the entire quilt. Tonight, I sewed and Pat ironed and cut. She took the top home to add the borders and then it will be taken to the quilting man to be quilted. The members of the guild are all paired up and each pair is making one quilt for cancer patients at our local hospital. We did one set of quilts already and donated them to the hospital back in June this year. Apparently, they have all been given away to the cancer patients and the hospital needs more now. They will soon have 8 more quilts! All of the quilts are to be done for our January meeting show and tell. I will be sure to post pictures of all of the quilts at that time.