Friday, September 30, 2011

"Peace" (Project Linus/100 QFK) Quilt

As I mentioned last May, I have been wanting to make a charity, or comfort quilt to donate to a child, in memory of my dad.  Kate, of Swim, Bike, Quilt, invited the blog world to contribute to 100 Quilts for Kids Project about the same time as I saw an article in the local paper about the local Project Linus chapter.  I knew I had to make one!  I named it "Peace", because my dad, a Presbyterian minister, signed most of his correspondences with a simple but meaningful word, "Peace".  I hope this quilt helps a child and his or her family find a bit of peace.

I started these blocks a few years ago, and ran out of enough striped fabric to make a big quilt.  I'm afraid I've been getting more and more high school graduation invites than baby shower invites lately, so this was the perfect project to make!  I finished up the striped squares, cut out and added the aqua squares (also from my stash), and added a pretty orange from the local quilt store to finish it up!

For the back, I used up the "leftover" blocks and fabric, as well as some more stash fabric.

Since I had to take my new machine into the shop this week, I decided to just do straight quilting with my walking foot.  It turned out nicer than I expected :-).  I'm glad it's close to Halloween, since I was able to find this wonderful orange binding fabric in our local quilt store!

I hope this is the first of many quilts I make for this deserving group!  Thanks again to Kate and her organization!!


BunkHouseQuilts said...

Hi, I jumped over from Swim/Bike/Quilt's link up. I just wanted to let you know that I think this quilt is awesome! Love the design and I love pieced backs. I am from Idaho, so we are "neighbors." Linus is a great cause also.

Kate @SwimBikeQuilt said...

hi! Your quilt won one of the prizes--3 patterns from Veronica at V and Co. Send me your address/email when you get a chance. Thanks!