Another color block quilt for the fire survivors, this time with a large-scale blender fabric in the set square. I enjoy being able to explore color and design when I make community quilts. They give me an opportunity to try themes I might not otherwise work with.
In the wake of the Mendocino Lake Complex fires, I decided to turn out some quick community quilts. Local organizations have asked donors to contribute money just now and goods later, because the displaced fire survivors don't have anywhere to put new belongings. This gives quilters in the area a chance to make some quilts!
The local quilt shop donated the fabric. I borrowed the idea from 100 quilts for kids 2014 (fourth one down). This pattern is probably the fastest lap quilt I've ever made. Including cutting out, it took five hours to create the top. A local long-arm quilter is donating her time to finish these quilts, so away it went to be quilted. The local quilt guild is collecting bed quilts and lap robes to be distributed in the near future. A community pulling together to support itsown.
It's not a secret that I love the Freebee table at my quilt guild. I often find just the right fabric for a baby quilt backing, or unfinished blocks that just need a little TLC to fit together. I found most of this One-patch quilt sewn together and orphaned. I finished sewing the rows and added borders. Easy!
Last year when I visited Mom, she borrowed my slipper socks and liked them so much she asked for a pair for Christmas. This month she fell and broke her hip and is now in the rehab hospital, so I decided Christmas could come early for her.
We still wear the same shoe size, so it was easy to make them the right size. She had asked for red with navy soles. I teased and said, "Your great-grandson would tell you those are Spiderman colors."
I like using non-skid mat material on the soles to make them non-slip and to extend the life of the sole, but non-slip is even more important for Mom while recovering. She loved 'em! She said she felt like she had celebrity status at the rehab hospital; staff, therapists and nurses commented on them. At her request I sent the link to the pattern so she could share it with her nurse who said, "I don't knit, but I'm gonna have my Mom make me some of those!"