Quilting · Sewing · TGIFF



I am the hostess this week for the TGIFF link up party. Join in the fun and show us your finished items!

My project was born from a charity sewing event we have each month with my guild. We sew and quilt all year long to make quilts to take to a local hospital for all the patients that are there on Christmas Day. We usually donate close to 300 quilts each year. To encourage participation we supply fabric, backing, and batting from a store room we have use of located in one of the hospital facilities. It’s a great partnership.

In January we had a pattern ready for those who needed some direction on what to sew, Bricks. We just used 6.5″x12.5″ blocks sewn in offset rows to create a top. This is a great pattern for large prints, or pieces you just don’t want to cut up small! I collected some greens, beiges, and deep reds for my project. And even though I tried to keep things separated, I still got pools of color, but it’s OK, it still made a pretty display of color.

You don’t even know how many times I moved these strips. LOL! But finally I just grabbed things and sewed the rows together. It really does look like a Brick Wall.

To quilt it I decided to use my Antionette panto from Urban Elementz. I want to learn to do FMQ feathers someday, so why not practice with a panto? A lot of FMQ is muscle memory, so I want to get in the habit of bouncing feathers onto my quilts.

We do have wide backs in stock in our store room, but I try to use up the leftovers from my projects in the backs, and that’s what I did. It’s a mash up for sure! I used the cut offs from the backing to make the binding since I was out of all of the fabrics. I did have to add 1 strip of green from my stash to finish it off, but it’s done and that’s the most important thing. Ready for a patient who needs a Quilty hug!

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29 thoughts on “TGIFF

  1. “Brick” quilts are perfect for charity quilts. I love how you quilted yours. Someone is going to be very lucky to receive this.

  2. Hi Chris! Thanks for letting me know about the RSC link on your sidebar. I checked out those gorgeous blocks from January. This is going to be one delectable quilt when it’s finished. I love it! {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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