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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Comfort Quilt Challenge 2019


Sarah over at confessions of a fabric addict has a Comfort Quilt Challenge going on for 2019:

Confessions Of A Fabric Addict

Here are some of the Comfort Quilts I have donated to the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Hospital (Weymouth, MA - South Shore Boston, MA).

Have some blocks from an unfinished quilt? Turn them into a lap quilt to donate:


Some 6 1/2" squares laying around? make a quick lap quilt:

Random pieces of fabric?  Make an interesting quilt:

3" x 6" bricks make an interesting quilt:

using up some appliqué shapes

MLB baseball fabrics for baseball season:

More blocks from a UFO laying around:

Red/White/Blue fabrics make a great quilt:

As do random floral fabrics:

What these look like stacked on a chair:
View from  the trunk:

and view from the passenger door in the rear:

and closeup showing quilts vertical between the 2 piles so my rear view is not blocked, and you can pretty up some solid fabrics by doing some machine appliqué:



and view from the drivers door in the rear:


All told, 112 lap quilts were delivered to Weymouth Hospital for the cancer patients. While it seems like a lot of quilts, there are a lot of cancer patients, and the head oncology nurse tries to give these to the stage 4 cancer patients, and the patients who may be back for the second or third or even forth time for treatment. I try and get a shipment out each quarter, 4 times a year to keep the patients happy, and to reduce my stash. Even after a 1000 quilts, there still seems to be a lot of fabric I need to use up in my stash. Do you have this problem?




Friday, March 15, 2019

Slow Stitching #63

More 1/2" hexi flowers:



I'm having fun stitching up from my scraps, and then finding a center fabric to contrast, with occasional fussy cutting.   I didn't realize how many of these I had been sewing up!

Got my greens and blue greens in here for St. Patrick's day.

Linking up with My Quilt Infatuation Needle and Thread Thursday


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Quilting is more fun than Housework

Linking up with Help for Hexie-aholics  at Sarah Did It.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Slow Stitching #62

Some 1/2" hexi flowers from batik scraps.





Linking up with Busy Hands Quilts Handmade :

Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts
Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict

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Linking up with Slow Stitching Sunday on Kathy's Quilts
Slow Sunday Stitching

Linking up with Oh Scrap! from Quilting if more fun than housework.

Quilting is more fun than Housework

Linking up with Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt:


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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Slow Stitching #64

Some 5/8" hexi flowers using my batik scraps for the petals, and interesting fabrics for the center.


The red flowers with black center remind me of red poppies.

Linking up with Busy Hands Quilts Handmade :

Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts

Linking up with Slow Stitching Sunday on Kathy's Quilts

Linking up with Oh Scrap! from Quilting if more fun than housework.

Quilting is more fun than Housework

Linking up with Moving It Forward on Em's Scrapbag.



Sunday, February 17, 2019

Slow Stitching #61

Just a few hexi's that I recently completed. The 3 larger ones are 9/16", the smaller one on the right is 7/16", and the bottom 2 rows are 1/2" (8/16").


You don't think that a 1/16" of an inch makes much of a difference, but spread across the 7 hexi's in a flower, there is noticeable size change.

Linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching over at Kathy's Quilts.

Linking up with Show and Tell Monday


Linking up with Oh Scrap by Quilting is more Fun than Housework


Linking up with Busy Hands Quilts
Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts

Linking up with My Quilt Infatuation

Needle and Thread Thursday


And Let's Bee Social at sew fresh quilts.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Quiltville Mystery Good Fortune - Week 2

I have finally started working on the 2018 mystery quilt from Quiltville  by Bonnie K Hunter Good Fortune Mystery.

The second week is to make some blue triangle blocks. I've, started, but not made nearly enough.



I'm trying Bonnie's method of using 10" squares and Antler Quilt Design's Mini Folded Corner Ruler to make these half square triangles.  It's allowing me to use up some blue batik 10" squares I had laying around.

Linking up to Bonnie's Monday Mystery Linkup.

Quiltville Mystery Good Fortune - Week 1

I have finally started working on the 2018 mystery quilt from Quiltville  by Bonnie K Hunter Good Fortune Mystery.

The first week is to make some red four-patches. I've, started, but not made nearly enough.


Some batik fabric scraps I had laying around.  Looking for more neutrals to use.

Linking up with Bonnie's Monday Mystery Link-up