The last charity quilt I completed was in November/October this year, and that one has already been donated to the hospital.
One and a half weeks ago I got the sewing mojo again to make another one. I have a few packs from my quilting guild with coordinating fabrics to make charity quilts from. After looking through the selection I chose the one with farm animals and coordinating prints.
The Debbie Mumm panel was way too pretty to cut apart, so I let that be the focal point of the quilt and started building up the design around it.
I used the fabrics that were available to me and added some borders and squares, in what could look like Christmas colors. To make the quilt a little longer, I added a few pinwheels on top, plus an additional green border. The picture above shows the quilt prior to quilting.
Then I took the quilt outside to catch the last daylight of the day. This picture is taken around noon, and as you can see the light is very bleak; no filter here. The snow left us a few days ago, so everything is pretty dark. In a short while the days will be getting longer and I am really looking forward to that!
The quilt is approximately 37" x 58" after wash and dryer cycle.
Any small child could make up lots of stories with all the animals in this panel; Debbie Mumm's style is so perfect!
There was also a panel with "ordinary" farm animals in the bundle, and I couldn't cut that apart, either. So that one ended up on the back together with a green print.
I quilted it with loops and big stippling, using a green thread.
Here is a detail from the panel on the back, a happy farm, indeed!
This is my fourteenth charity quilt to the children's ward at the hospital, and I hope to make several quilts for them in the coming year. They are in great need for quilts to the long-term sick children. I hope the quilt will bring comfort and joy, and keep the illness at a distance for a while.
Keep on quilting!