Saturday, March 10, 2018

Scrappy Sendoff

Wonky Stars in Postage Stamp Quilt: QuiltBee
The gals at the church were looking for a quilt top to work on. I thought it was going to be a charity quilt but it seems to be one that they want to raffle. Either way, it was a good opportunity to move a flimsy along and get it into use, so I donated my Postage Stamp to the cause. This is from the row of large fun wonky stars that I added to one edge.

All of those 2" squares made up into a good sized quilt - 98" x 88". With the exception of the stars, it is all hand stitched.

Postage Stamp Quilt: QuiltBee
To help move things along I also gave them the fabric for a backing (I was happy to be able to dig into my pile of backings as well!).

It shows up a little dull in the photos but it is an interesting green and works well with all of the colours in the top.

Postage Stamp Quilt: QuiltBee
I snuck downstairs after a service to peek at their quilting progress and they are well on their way.

Postage Stamp Quilt: QuiltBee
Not sure if those diagonal lines continue through to the centre of the quilt, but if they do it will be great. There's so many seams in this one that I'm certain that it was a bit of a challenge to find a stitching pattern the was easy to work with.

Fun as those wonky stars are, the layout appears to have been too asymmetrical for the gals - they have added a band of larger blocks and a few strips to the opposite side. No problem. It's theirs to do with as they wish and they appear to be having fun with it.

Wonky Stars in Postage Stamp Quilt: QuiltBee
I'm so happy to see this one moved along, soon to be on someone's bed. There are more flimsies that need some attention so I think it might be time to go and visit Roberta to have her work her longarm magic. No point making them if they aren't going to be used...M


The Joyful Quilter said...

SEW generous of you to donate your quilt top to the cause!!

scraphappy said...

Looks like your postage stamps are getting a lot of love. Feels good to move on to the next project.

marina said...

Very generous donation after all that work. Looks like some more love is being invested in it too before it is raffled.
Lucky winner of this beauty!

Quilting Babcia said...

Someone will be the lucky winner of a beautiful quilt. A generous donation that will keep on giving through the sale of the raffle tickets.

Deb from Frugal Little Bungalow said...

what a wonderful treasure to donate! :)

Kyle said...

What a beautiful donation. So many different fabrics and hand plieced too! Some in will definitely enjoy having this treasure.

taylorsoutback said...

A wonderful thing to see your thoughtful donation being hand quilted...whoever has the winning raffle ticket will receive a quilt made by many caring hands.

audrey said...

What fun to give this for a good cause and see it come to life as a great finish!