Sunday, March 19, 2006

Stash Rescue



A few years ago, I worked in a quilt store. It was great fun. While there, I made a flannel rag quilt as a store sample. Once finished, the extra blocks were thrown into a bin in the closet of my sewing room. Just before I had to rip the quilting out of that quilt, I rescued them from the bin and decided to make a little quilt from them.

I just set them into diagonals and put them together...doing most of the sewing last night and today. I put a narrow border on, then finished it pillowcase style, since I didn't have any more fabric to bind it. I turned it, slip stitched it closed and did a little quilting on my sewing machine...SID around the border and tacks at each corner. Everything from stash...even the back. Now there's no more of this fabric left in my bin....hooray!

This little quilt will be donated to Rosie's Calico Cupboard for the kids at Camp Reach for the Sky. I quilt about 12 quilts a year for the children. Rosie is always looking for people to help quilt...if you have a longarm and time to quilt for charity, get it touch with her...and let her know I sent you!

6 comments:

Patti said...

I like the back even better than the front - pretty quilt!

Jeanne said...

Nice charity quilt! Rosie's is a great store!
Jeanne

Laurie said...

Carolyn,
Great charity quilt!
Hugs
Laurie

cher said...

came out sweet and what a nice feeling to totally use some fabric all up!

Linda_J said...

Goodbye fabric and to a good cause. Looks very sweet, Carolyn.

JudyL said...

I have been meaning to contract Rosie but am going to wait til I get a few more obligations taken care of. I'll surely tell her you sent me. Thanks for the reminder.

Judy L.