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!!