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A week of outreach quilts

Since I returned from Paducah, I have been working feverishly to finish some client quilts and a group of community outreach quilts.  On Wednesday next week, we will be donating a large group of quilts to Victim Services and another six to eight quilts to the group Women in Crisis.

One of my goals as chair of the community outreach committed was to use the stash we had on hand.  During the winter, we had a few cutting days when we cut all of our scrap flannel pieces into tumbler blocks, using my AccuQuilt Studio cutter.  Then we sorted the fabrics into 30 color coordinated packages of 100 tumblers, When set 10 across and ten down, they make a quilt about 44 by 60 inches.  Members of our guild then signed out the kits and assembled the quilt tops and returned them for quilting.

Here are the resulting tops, now quilted.  They went out yesterday to other guild members, Joan, Kay and Judy for binding and labeling.  These all will be donated on Wednesday to Victim Services.

I’m delighted with the wonderful quilts made from a pile of seemingly chaotic scrap.  Don’t they look great?

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2013-2: Zoo Animals

Zoo Animals QuiltThis baby quilt made of die-cut tumblers has a zoo animal theme.  I raided my scrap bin and pulled all of the fabrics that had an animal or jungle theme.  The monkey print border was a piece left over from another project  – exactly enough fabric to make these borders!

It is machine quilted with a tan colored So Fine on top and Bottom Line in the bobbin.  It went together very easily and leaves me wanting to make more of these simple quilts.  It is a great way to use scraps!