Monday, April 27, 2009
Another Charity Quilt
My quilt guild hosted a sew-together again on Saturday. You could bring whatever you wanted to work on, and I chose to sew another charity quilt as I'd written a column in the guild newsletter committing myself to doing so. As I hadn't had a lot of time to prepare for the day, I was glad to rediscover in the attic some flannel kits that I'd purchased at Jo-Ann's a couple of years back when the neighborhood was hosting a monthly art night.
The quilt was really simple to make: the blocks were already cut and fringed. But the sewing method is entirely opposite to traditional sewing and you have to sew with the WRONG sides together... Let's just say I did a fair amount of unsewing. And while it was a nice feature to have the blocks pre-fringed, it made it that much more difficult to actually sew because the fringes could get turned the wrong way and fall into the seam, and you had to sew a wider seam because they were at times cut to differing depths.
Nonetheless, I'm sure some little girl will come to love this blanket. I have six more similarly styled kits so won't run out of charity projects anytime soon!