Saturday, October 3, 2020

On Its Way to Oregon


Look how nicely this quilt turned out!  Quilty Eileen made a quilt from this pattern years ago - it's a clever way to make hexies without using Y seams.  I had a Layer Cake of the Moda Thrive fabrics and think it creates a pretty palette.  I didn't have quite enough but was able to fill with with fabrics from my stash.  As I made this quilt top, I loved it.  But then I fell out of love.  You know, one of those "Somebody's gonna love this quilt - it just won't be me."  

Because I no longer loved the quilt top, I wasn't going to bat it with wool. I used the Warm and Natural batting, perfectly fine - its just heavy.  I even tried to hand quilt it - after one vertical zig zag row I knew that was wrong.  So then I tried to machine-quilt the zig zag lines. Again, wrong.  So I just put it away.  

Fellow guild mate Susan Elster-Jones knows people in Oregon who lost everything in the September fires and put out a call for quilts.  And I volunteered this one.  Just simple straight-line quilting.  And check out the backing - I love it.

 That Susan is collecting and shipping quilts is so fabulous. I'm happy that this quilt will find an appreciative home.  Between finishing this quilt and shipping off 32 purses to Sew Powerful, I feel like I've removed two monkeys from my back.  On to a few more masks and then ? - see the previous post!

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