I see a herd of horses in the distance...
In these troubled times with social isolation and people being stuck indoors it is great to have a hobby that keeps your mind on other issues.
I dug out a charity quilt "kit" from a box and decided to make an improv quilt top. The fabric I had was two different horse panels and a few matching fabrics in "denim" colors. My vision was cowboys in well-used jeans taking care of the horses.
I cut up the panels in different sizes and added strips of fabrics around them in an improv log cabin style.
White strips of background fabric was added, and some pinwheels appeared.
Making this quilt in an improv style made it essential to work heavily on quilt math. That really kept me sane with all the troublesome news and information flying around.
The quilt top was steadily growing.
I added some rust red fabric in the lower right corner for extra interest.
The herd of horses relaxing on my deck.
During a walk in my neighborhood I discovered this newly constructed playground that would be perfect as a quilt holder, a big spider web!
But, first, after the quilting was done with straight lines with the walking foot, the quilt had to be displayed on my porch wall. Finished size is 51" x 63".
A border of grey checkered flannel was added for extra size, and a brown checkered flannel for backing. That gives a cozy feeling, and maybe the quilt can double as a horse blanket?!
Finally a close-up of the quilt on the "spider web". Even the colors of the quilt match the surroundings!
This is my sixth charity quilt for the year, and number 50 all time for the children's ward at the hospital.