Thank you to Joan of MooseStashQuilting.com for the hosting this colorful blog hop. Today is my day for participation. I love how these blog hops keep me inspired and on target to try new things. I am sharing something that I made a few weeks ago. Along with many other quilters, I help sew for Covered In Love, a wonderful charity run by a fabulous nurse out of Texas. This charity donates comfort quilts to families who have loved ones dying in the hospital. Throughout the year volunteers are asked to make particular blocks in colors chosen by Kat, the founder. Those blocks are pulled together into quilts by her and a team of amazing helpers. One recent request was for a scrappy quarter log cabin block.
I made several and then a new idea came into my head. With so many strings in my scrap pile, it was time to use them for using them for something. Why not try to color coordinate the stripes? Here was the result.
I really love how this came out. It is scrappy but somewhat organized and the diagonal rows of color are extra fun. Before sewing it all together, the blocks were trimmed to exactly 12 and a half inches. It was easier to make than I expected. The amazing part is that I only started planning for specific blocks once I was about half way through making them. I mailed the quilt top off to Kat and will wait to see how she finishes it off. Isn’t it amazing all the ways one can use strings in a scrappy quilt!!??
I hope you check out the other fabulous colorful projects in this blog hop. There’s even a Pinterest page for all the lovely finishes.
Monday April 18
That Fabric Feeling YOU ARE HERE!!