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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. 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.

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  3. 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

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