Tuesday, February 7, 2017

And Yet Another Wonky Log Donation Quilt



Go Fly A Kite
40 x 58


For this Wonky Log Cabin I started with six inch centers of a kite fabric I've had laying around here for years. I think my daughter brought it to me from a garage sale. 


The rest of my blue short strings went into this quilt.  



I pieced together some batting pieces by zigzagging them together.  I used a solid blue sheet from the thrift store for the backing.  I quilted it on my DSM with some swirls (like the wind blowing the kites around).  I had just enough of that blue fabric for binding.  And I used up some blue thread I had already wound on a bobbin that pretty well matches it.   Machine binding is recommended for the donated comfort quilts but I'm not good at it as you can see.  I've been trying out different stitches to stitch the binding down and sometimes it's just hit and miss. 

This will probably be donated to Wrap-A-Smile but that box is almost full so it may go to Quilts Beyond Borders instead.   When that box is full then I donate locally.  I like to rotate donations. 

I say a little prayer for the future recipient of the quilt who will be undergoing surgery (if donated to Wrap-A-Smile).  I figure what goes around comes around. My son-in-law will be receiving a bone marrow transplant soon for his leukemia. A donor match has been found and that prayer answered. 

 No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted - Aesop

4 comments:

Ariane said...

This is a beautiful quilt! It will really warm up the recipient!!

Ann said...

Wow. How do you work and get all this done, Cathy? Congratulations on another wonderful quilt. I'm so glad your SIL found a donor match. You are all in my prayers.

The Quilting Elf said...

Alleluia! So happy for your SIL. Still praying, don't worry. Bless your heart for all of the donation quilts you make.
Kathy T. in Tampa

Louise said...

Another cheerful, fun quilt! You're making great progress this week. And hooray for your son-in-law's donor match! Such wonderful news :)