I quilted two quilts in two weeks – that’s gotta be some sort of record for me. Both of them have bindings sewn onto the front of them, now I just need to take that last step and complete the bindings. That’s my least favorite part of the process.
The Donation Quilt
I have mixed feelings about the donation quilt. I made the top while I was pregnant with The Blue One. He’s 9.5 now. It was only the second or third quilt top I had ever made, so it’s not all that fantastic looking. The top has been on a hanger in the back of a closet for several years and I dug it out when my mom asked if I had a quilt to donate to the hospital bazaar. They found a different quilt for the bazaar, but I decided it was time to finish this quilt and donate it somewhere. I’ve decided that Project Linus is the perfect place for this quilt. After all, it’s a blue blanket for a little boy.
I told my son that I originally made this quilt for him, but I felt that now that he’s outgrown it, I think it’s best if we donate it to a kid that needs a blanket. He agreed it was a good idea to let someone else have it.
Because I had Project Linus on the brain, when Fat Quarter Shop had their big sale at the end of the year I picked up some discounted Project Linus fabric with the intent of making another donation quilt and a couple of pillowcases to match. It should be far down the list of projects, but the fabric is so darn cute that I don’t know if I’ll be able to hold off!