The Sunday following Christmas we learned of a young family who had barely escaped from the second floor of their burning home in the middle of the night. This occurred a couple days after Christmas. Their pets and all their possessions were lost in the blaze. The family includes a preschool boy and a toddler girl. Our quilt ministry jumped into action, and donated blankets, fleece afghans, and are making quilts for each of the children. Here is the one I just completed for the toddler girl.
Machine pieced using one of my favorite patterns for kids quilts, the blocks are 4-1/2 inch squares with 1-1/2 inch sashings. I love the slightly wonky effect of alternating the direction and color of the sashing strips.
|A closer look|
Closeup of the back
It's good to know this little quilt will soon be in its new home and hopefully will provide lots of warmth and cuddles for a sweet little girl. An opportunity I'm glad came my way.
Now I'm hoping to make some progress on cutting a few of those tiny baskets for my 'lifetime' quilt tomorrow. And, if all goes well, get a backing pieced for the large basket quilt that has been hanging patiently in the closet awaiting its turn for quilting. That would be this one:
The hoop has been empty far too long!