Quilts for homeless families

Cricket, one of our HeartStrings quilters makes and donates quilts to homeless families in New England. With the help of other group members, she’s getting ready to donate 50 completed quilts and has more in progress to be donated in January. She mentioned that she needs some more kids quilts and since I had recently received 3 small tops from Wanda, another HeartStrings member, I decided I would quilt, bind, and send them on to Cricket to donate.

I finished the quilting on the first top the day before we went to GA and I just loaded and quilted the second one this afternoon. This first one was quilted with a pantograph from Linda Taylor that came with my machine. I hadn’t used it before and while it’s kind of cute I don’t like the spacing on it very much so it probably won’t be used again.

For this second one, I quilted allover freehand swirls which went pretty quickly. On a stashbuster note, I pieced leftover batting for both of them ( I only do this on small quilts because otherwise it’s too much effort getting a large enough piece) and I found a red Christmas fabric that’s been in my stash for ages for the backing on the second one.

My goal is to quilt the 3rd quilt this weekend and then I’ll have 5 HeartStrings quilts here needing binding and I’ll work on getting those sewn on and stitched down while Keith is out of town next week.


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