Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Quilts of September #6

Positive Attitude
40 x 59

 I started this in May 2020 when I was cleaning off my cutting mat and found a lot of 4.5 inch width pieces from various projects. 

To make the blocks I used four 4. 5 inch squares, four 2.5 inch squares and I used gray 2. 5 inch pieces for all of the Positive signs one 6.5 x 2.5 rectangle and two 2.5 inch squares.  

I had a piece of gray with positive signs to use in the middle of the top and bottom borders.

I quilted it on my DSM with horizontal and vertical lines in a light gray thread. 

The back was pieced 

The fabric with Native Americans came in a box of goodies from a friend some time ago.

 Someone with the Sunshine Online Quilt Guild was recently offering up a box of 12 inch blocks so I snatched those up to use some in pieced backings. And what did I find amongst the received blocks??? A few Framed Crumb blocks in the same colors as the fabric with Native Americans so they went into the mix for the backing along with a few small pieces of leftover positive sign fabric and a few pieces of a small fabric piece from my stash. 

This one will go to Quilts Beyond Borders (QBB) so I've added a label as required. 

QBB is currently collecting quilts for Comfort Cases and the  Navajo Nation . QBB also recently started collecting quilts for 150 Afghan refugee families in Washington State.  QBB may also still be collecting for Syrian refugees as that has been an ongoing initiative for quite awhile. 

And on to the next!
(How many will I finish in September????)


Linda said...

Great quilt, you utilised your scrap leftovers so well. Like your idea for the top and bottom borders, they set of the Plus blocks so well. Great pieced backing, again using so many gifted blocks and fabric. I guessed you would complete 12 quilts in September and we’re halfway through the month and you’re halfway to 12!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Like I commented earlier - GO CATHY GO!!!

mangozz said...

Wow, you are going to have so much extra space after you ship all of these quilts out. I just don't know how you can afford to ship them all. I would do a lot more for charity if I could get some help with the shipping costs.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats on finish number six for September, Cathy! Looking forward to seeing what comes next!

Ann said...

Such a pretty quilt for someone. All the lovely prints and colors will delight them.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Oh that one is really pretty!

Pamela Arbour said...

Looks great. You certainly know how to pull all things together

audrey said...

Love this one.:) Great color combination here!