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.
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.
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.
Now it’s time for you to join the party!