Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Charity Quilts Mailed

Here are the last two commitments I had from last year, completed and sent on their way. These quilts were sent to a home that helps children in crisis. There in a closet they will be waiting for just the child who needs their comfort to come along and pick these bright patches to snuggle under and keep. May all the love that went into their making by the Snug Society Quilters at the Q&N touch the child who needs to know the world is a warm and caring place.

As usual, Mina was my constant quilty helper. Not to worry. I washed the quilts before I mailed so that no child with an allergy to cats would become ill due to their new quilt. ;)

These are the first two projects larger than a mug rug which I have quilted on my new sewing machine. For one I used the straight stitch walking foot and I quilted diagonal channels two inches apart. For the second one I put in the free motion foot, dropped the feed dogs and stitched a free-motion meander. I am quite pleased with the results and look forward to quilting more quilts at home. I will still bring my largest quilts to do on the long-arm at the local quilt shop as I do not have a frame at home but the new machine quilts like a dream.It feels very good to be caught up on all my quilty commitments.

Time to make some more quilty hugs .... :) Pat


  1. Beautiful work, Pat! Glad you're all caught up now. I bet it feels good! Hope you don't fall behind again due to medical problems.

  2. So gorgeous, Pat (and Snugs!). I hope to be joining you in that "caught up" feeling soon.

  3. Your free motion quilting looks great! NICE JOB! Getting caught up is my mission right now, too. I'm working on a list and slowly crossing off projects. It feels so GOOD :)

  4. Pat, it's been awhile since you posted, hope everything is going all right. Just wanted to know you ARE missed! ;-)


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