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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?