Friday, October 24, 2014

Quilt Top Finished, New Quilt Begun

Tonight I finished the top of the improv quilt.

Pink border ties in nicely with the pink in the center block.

Blue border added to finish the top.

When the quilt is completed, my plan is to donate it to Stanislaus Family Justice Center, which helps victims of abuse. Each child who comes through gets to choose a quilt. This quilt will finish quite small, about 35" square, but I believe that it will be just right for some child in need of comfort.

Meanwhile, I'm starting a new quilt, for the granddaughter of co-worker Patty L. Patty's granddaughter was born on Halloween, and I was asked to make a quilt that combines Halloween and birthday. Patty's granddaughter's favorite color is purple.

I found the fabric on the right at a local store. Cute, rather than scary, I think it's appropriate for a grade school-aged girl. Patty's granddaughter likes cats, and the fabric on the left has black cats. There are cats in the Halloween girl print, as well.

Here are the fabrics that will represent birthday: balloons and cupcakes.

Fabrics for the quilt, including tone-on-tone orange and solid purple

Electric Quilt sketch
Center row is the Halloween girl fabric. Outside pink rows are the cupcake fabric. Remaining rows are squares in alternating balloons (green) and black cats (purple).

The quilt should go quickly.


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