Seeing all the #igquiltfest posts, I remembered that I had posted this a year ago for the prompt. And it's timely too, becauae I wanted to spread the word that @whollyjeanne is looking for piecers and quilters to help bring this project across the finish line. She reached her goal of collecting 70,273 pairs of red Xs, but many of those individually donated blocks need to be made into a quilt. Quilters, if you're willing and able, reach out to her and she'll send you a kit. They are smallish quilts and a rewarding finish. (P.S. this is a Middling quilt, a different type of quilt for the project. The kits are comprised of three sizes of blocks, all ready to piece)❌❌ #Repost @cera.bee (@get_repost)
#igquiltfest Finally Finished. When I started quilting, the whole process seemed so daunting. @nebraskagal51 suggested I start by making isolette covers to donate to the local NICU. Those were were the perfect size and helped motivate me with quick completions. Now hand sewing, let alone hand quilting, still seems a bit daunting. I made this little piece for #the70273project, you can read about it below, and after finishing it I do feel like I can go bigger and that hand sewing actually goes quicker than I made it out to be. And I like it. But it did take a bit to make 1,232 Xs. But very worthwhile.
This middling quilt for #the70273project comes from my heart...and my old t-shirts. I wanted to experiment with the raw edges of the Jersey knit after reading about the #alabamachanin style. It's presented with the seams exposed and quilted with embroidery floss in the form of pairs of Xs. All that's left to do is the hanging sleeve and I'm looking to @whollyjeanne to add a label. Six hundred and sixteen (616) people commemorated here. ❌❌