Here is a top I've been working on at our quilt ministry meetings. When this is quilted, it will be donated to the local nursing home.
I love the off-center set of this top. It's a rather shameless copy of a beautiful top that Janet O. recently featured on her Rogue Quilter blog. I believe her original inspiration was a Pinterest photo. Hers is a memory quilt made from her father's shirts, and she used a consistent white solid to better highlight the darker plaids and checks. Our quilt ministry stash is almost completely devoid of white or light solids or light shirting fabrics, so this one is definitely a make-do. Some of the lighter prints I'm quite sure are mostly polyester blends judging from the way they misbehaved during stitching, but they're all nailed down into their final position now. This top measures roughly 46x59 inches, a bit large for a lap quilt but should be nice for someone who is mostly bedridden. I'll be looking for some bright cheerful fabrics to piece a backing.
A closer look - definitely some pajama stripes and prints in this one!
We'll be resuming our quilt ministry weekly meetings tomorrow after a break over the 4th holiday. I'm already looking forward to rummaging through the scrap bins for another top, maybe bow-ties? Time will tell.