Mom came here Friday with a long list of things to accomplish and with this charity quilt we checked all of her boxes. This is a quilt she made from donated fabric and her own scraps. It will be donated to her local girls/boys home. I didn't have a lot of time to get it quilted si we agreed on a big wavy cross-hatch. The batting calls for a density of 8" or less. These lines are about 5" apart so it will be fine. It will also be very soft and cuddly.
This week I also started accepting veterans quilt tops from my quilt club. I quilt as many of the veterans quilts as I can for them. I needed to get them organized. Here they are all laid out on the table. I have 18 tops! So I started matching them up with backings. We have the wide backing fabric so I can quilt 2 of these 48 x 60 quilts on one 72" width of backing.
We bought a few bolts of white wide backing fabric so when I have leftover dyes I will dye a quilt back or two. I paired up all of the quilts and matched them with backs. The left stack has 4 quilts without backs so I cut two more and dumped some dye on them. I'll have those backs ready in a couple of days.
We also buy batting by the roll so I went ahead and cut all of the batting for this group of quilts. Now they are all ready to go. I loaded the first backing yesterday and got one quilt quilted and the second one ready to go. Most of these will just get a large stipple or wavy cross-hatch. These quilts are all about finishing fast!
Today Estelle and I are sun printing. I'll take photos and will have them to share soon.......maybe not tomorrow though.