Sunday, July 29, 2012
Comfort Quilt for My Friend
My non-quilty friend is facing some serious surgery this week and definitely is in need of some comfort! I only learned about her surgery a couple of weeks ago, and at the time was facing my own (less serious) surgery so I had to briefly hold off on starting this present for her. I was looking for something that would showcase some of my batik collection, and came up with Splashes of Color from All People Quilt. It's a neat (and free!) pattern, if you wish to download it. I changed the blocks to a 12" size, cutting my centers at 6.5" and the bars at 3.5" wide.
The photos were taken as I basted it, so please ignore the random white thread lines you see.
Yesterday I got the last of the blocks plus the top sewn together and today I'm basting it. I hope to get all or most of the quilting done tomorrow and ideally have it finished by this weekend. I will be returning to work myself shortly (likely this Thursday depending on how things go) and am trying to make the time go faster by immersing myself in my project.