I made some progress on my #quiltsforpulse quilt.There is one more round to do and that is the 10 inch blocks. But they are constructed and ready to go. I need to figure out placement and any sashing needs then I can sew them on.
Memphis Area Modern Quilt Guild Charity Sew-in:
My guild is also making quilts for this cause and I was assigned three of the 10 1/2 inch blocks to bring to our quarterly sew-in.
We ended up with two quilt tops for #quiltsforpulse along with 2 other charity quilt tops. One for a local dog rescue foundation and the other for a local children’s hospital. I was able to lend a hand on all four projects. It was a very productive day.
In between working on those projects, I was working on a scrappy something using all the offcuts of the heart blocks I had made. I pieced many, many half-square triangles of varying sizes and sorted them by size. From there, I just started sewing them together ‘Improv with a purpose’ style. The smallest HSTs ended up like this. I think it will be a border or sashing on the back of this quilt. It could also end up as another charity quilt for LeBohuer Children’s Hospital. We’re donating in September so I have time to work all that out.
A few weeks back, Joann’s had a sale on their Quilters Showcase line of 70% off and you could use an additional coupon off of the entire purchase. I figure they will make excellent backing choices. Some of these were also ‘End of Bolt’ so I got an additional discount there. Bargain shopping is my favorite! This next one had a smaller discount but it was so dang adorable that I had to have it as a backing for the ‘Preppy the Whale‘ quilt that I have planned.And yesterday, I found the perfect backing to the #quiltsforpulse quilt at a local Pottery Barn Outlet store. It’s going to be fabulous! I’m glad I have the ability to help others in this way. Charity sewing gives so much to so many people and is one thing I adore about this quilting community!
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