Friday, February 26, 2016


I had a little spare time, so I put together a small donation quilt with some squares that were available at my quilters' guild.  I decided not to put batting inside it because I used flannel for the backing and thought this would be a good summer quilt.

I also took the easy way out and turned it instead of binding it.  Then I quilted with Xs across the blocks and used a fancy stitch for the edges.  It didn't take too long and I hope someone will like it.

Here's my finished brown/pink basket wall hanging measuring at 38" wide x 48" long.

Close up of some blocks so you can see the quilting better.

The sashing was quilted with a very easy stitch which you can see in the pink between the brown triangles.

I'm going to hang this at a memory care facility that has asked our guild to loan quilts to help decorate the walls in their new facility.  We will go their after our next meeting and take some wall hangings for them, which we will leave for as long or as short a time as we wish.

Friday I'm going on a weekend retreat for the ladies at my church.  We're going to Lincoln City, OR on the beautiful Pacific coast.  It will probably rain a lot, but hopefully we can get out to walk on the beach a little.  I'll take a few pictures to post.  


  1. Two sweet finishes Ruth. I'm sure the ladies at the memory care facility will love your basket quilt. Don't be too surprised if it gets "liberated" off the wall and ends up in someone's room on their chair or bed. They still love to go "shopping" as I recall from my mom's days in a memory care facility. She ended up with a closet full of red sweaters one week, and she had never even liked red! Each Thursday the staff would go through everyone's closet and drawers and return items to their rightful owners.

  2. Great finishes. Love the basket quilt. Great colors.

  3. thanks for the close up shots - the quilting is so nice!
    cute charity quilt

  4. Have a great time at your retreat!
    I love your basket quilt.

  5. Some youngster is going to grab and love that little summer quilt, and for sure the "Golden Agers" will love seeing and maybe fondling the little basket quilt. If you will keep showing closeups of your pretty quilting, maybe someday I will get brave enough to try to learn from you. So do keep showing closeups, especially of some of the simpler things I maybe could try. It does encourage me! ---"Love"

  6. The term "Memory Care Facility" is quite new to me. I wonder if that means a nursing home. Anyway, the quilt is lovely and so is the quilting! Thank you for the close ups to really see the stitches and the fabrics!

  7. I do love a basket quilt and yours is very pretty - lovely quilting too. How nice of your guild to make the care facility feel more home-like for the residents. Cute donation quilt.

  8. Congrats on your two finishes. Each of them will bring joy in their own way!