Friday FOllieS 1 Potato 2 Potato

My quilt guild is involved in lots of charity projects,  Little Dresses for Africa, Pillowcases for Daymar, baby quilts, and food donations. But our biggest effort is for a local hospital on Christmas Day. We make lap/throw quilts all year and then distribute them to every person in that hospital. What a wonderful opportunity to brighten someone’s day. Each month we meet at one of their campus buildings to work on our quilts, and laugh and have fun. It is such a wonderful ministry and the hospital is so gracious to allow us the use of their facilities.

This year I finally got involved in the ministry. This quilt will be my 5th one. I love the time we spend sewing and laughing, I just wish I could be there on Christmas Day to help in handing them out.

This quilt uses more of the Potato fabric that I found in the  guild stash, I am having fun incorporating it into the quilts. The pattern is Disappearing 9 Patch, such a versatile pattern!

The 9 patch blocks ready to be split through the middle, so easy to do

Construction is fairly quick with this quilt, and the layout possibilities are endless

Once I had the top and back pieced it was just a matter of time before I found the opportunity to sandwich it and get quilting. I decided to use 3 different colors of thread for the quilting, just to change it up. For the basting I wanted to try the 2×4 method. Hubster picked up some boards and set up my 8 foot table in the garage. Even though it was freezing I persevered and got the layers sandwiched.

Here is the method I used, scroll down, her format is wonky

I set up my machine on the dining room table to have enough room to support the quilt and just started straight line quilting. I quilted on Tuesday and Wednesday and bound the quilt on Thursday using this method.

Dappled sunlight on a newly quilted project, so dreamy!

and, indirect sunlight gives an even light source to the unwashed quilt, add in a rustic ladder for a nice backdrop once it’s been washed and dried.

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29 thoughts on “Friday FOllieS 1 Potato 2 Potato

  1. Gretchen November 15, 2019 / 5:56 am

    This is a very nice quilt and will be loved! How nice of the hospital to allow your guild to use one of their rooms for your gathering. Happy Stitching!

    • chrisknits November 15, 2019 / 9:33 am

      Thanks! They are very generous with their facility!


  2. Maggie November 15, 2019 / 6:31 am

    That is such a lovely quilt! Someone will be very happy with it. I love that your guild is doing so much charity crafting. It’s a great way to do good while doing what you love.

    • chrisknits November 15, 2019 / 9:34 am

      Thanks! Yes, we are a giving guild and love to use our craft to help others.


  3. nothingbutknit2 November 15, 2019 / 6:38 am

    That is a gorgeous quilt! Your guild is so caring:) What generous endeavors.

    • chrisknits November 15, 2019 / 1:06 pm

      It really is a giving group! Thanks


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  5. karenfae November 15, 2019 / 7:44 am

    that looks good and admire your perseverance to baste in the cold!

    • chrisknits November 15, 2019 / 1:07 pm

      It was 20 degrees outside!!! Thanks


  6. Alycia Quiltygirl November 15, 2019 / 8:15 am

    What a great use of the potato fabric!!! and what a sweet thing your guild does – how rough to be in a hospital on Christmas – I am sure this brightens the whole week!!!

    • chrisknits November 15, 2019 / 3:56 pm

      It is! I wonder if anyone will actually see the potatoes at all? LOL


  7. delightedhands November 15, 2019 / 8:41 am

    Fantastic! I made one of the disappearing 9-patch quilts once, I need to try it again!

    • chrisknits November 15, 2019 / 3:55 pm

      I just love the different looks you can get with the blocks!


  8. rl2b2017 November 15, 2019 / 10:23 am

    Hi Chris! This turned out just great. This pattern seems better suited for the potato fabric – I guess cutting it into smaller pieces makes it harder to see just what the shapes are. This sounds like a fun ministry to get into. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • chrisknits November 15, 2019 / 1:04 pm

      Thanks, there’s more potato fabric left so who knows it might make a repeat appearance!


  9. quiteayarnblog November 16, 2019 / 3:30 am

    That is really going to brighten someone’s Christmas day! That is a wonderful ministry, and so neat of your quilt guild – and you- to be so involved in giving 🙂

    • chrisknits November 16, 2019 / 8:26 am

      Thanks! I do hope so, even if it has potatoes on it! > >

  10. Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting November 16, 2019 / 4:17 pm

    Wow, great quilt!!! And great job quilting it on your home machine! How many quilts does it take to give one to every person in the hospital??? I love the last photo the best!

    • chrisknits November 16, 2019 / 4:52 pm

      We try to have over 230, just to be sure we have enough. Thanks, I love my half ladder I found at a “Junque” shop!


  11. Sandra Walker November 16, 2019 / 5:12 pm

    Would you believe I have yet to make a disappearing 9-patch? This one is pretty cute and sure to be well-loved. Thanks for hosting TGIFF!

    • chrisknits November 17, 2019 / 12:24 pm

      My first was in July and now #2 is in the bag. #3 will likely show up next year!! Thanks > >

  12. Kate November 20, 2019 / 7:01 am

    You certainly made very good use of that fabric. Love the quilting!

    • chrisknits November 20, 2019 / 8:14 am

      Viewed from afar you would never know there are potatoes in it. LOL > >

  13. Nancy Myers December 5, 2019 / 11:05 pm

    A lovely quilt and a wonderful ministry of sharing with others. Your photos are nicely done.

    • chrisknits December 5, 2019 / 11:14 pm

      Thank you. I am trying to stage items in a better way.


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