Thursday, January 28, 2010

Charity Work

Yesterday, I delivered a quilt to my Charity Bee that will be donated to the local Relay for Life event.  They will raffle it off to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Our guild (Cotton Patch Quilters) has made about 10 of these quilts over the last 5 years and they have raised a fairly large amount of money each year.  The guild members are given instructions as to color and size of the blocks (mostly 4 patches and 1/2 square triangle blocks).  When we receive them, the charity group trims them down to the actual size needed and one of us takes all of the blocks home and pieces the top.  That was my job this time!!!

_1273890 The proportions on this quilt ended up a bit whacky so we used some of the leftover 1/2 square triangles and pieced a border for the sides of the quilt.

One of our members (Ellen) will quilt it on her long arm machine and another member (Nancy) will put the binding on. 

We are pleased with the final product and are already planning the next one to be made!!!!

3 comments:

Kay said...

You took on a big job of sewing this together! It looks good, and should be easy to sell tickets for. I like the idea of having people contribute the kind of unit that can be easily trimmed to size. Saves lots of headache!

maggi said...

What a good way to get a charity quilt together. Hope you raise lots of money.

Anita said...

The borders turned out very well...like that brown which really warms it up. Nice job! Didn't you design this one too, Frances?

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