Monday, February 8, 2010

February Project Linus

Yesterday was the February workday for the local Project Linus chapter. And I even had a quilt to bring along with me!

Beaded Curtain quilt
I call this quilt "Beaded Curtain" because that's kind of what all those long lines made me think of, which also inspired the quilting.

Beaded Curtain quilting detail
I used white thread in the white areas and did three wavy vertical lines in each section. Then I quilted the colored areas with a bright variegated thread in a wavy criss-cross design that kind of resembles beads.

Beaded Curtain view of backing
The pattern came from the book, M'Liss Rae Hawley's Fat Quarter Quilts. The design is called "Parallel Paths." My white bars are wider than what she called for in the pattern, since I wanted to take advantage of the whole width of the roll o' fabric I was using. My quilt ended up at 62" by 67". I used the white print to bind it as well. It wasn't my first choice, but I have a lot of it and want to use it all up. It was a little challenging to work with because it is more of a home dec/canvas weight-- but it got the job done.

Beaded Curtain label
And the label.

The focus of this month's workday was to pack up blankets to send to Haiti. We packed 300 blankets and quilts for the cause. Wow! My quilt isn't making the trip to Haiti (it was a little too bulky), but I know it will find a happy place somewhere closer to home.


  1. That turned out so great! Love the quilting (as usual!).

    I must have just missed you at the meeting - I got there at about 1:30, I think. I ended up only staying for half an hour, because there was nothing left to do except rebox some fabric. Bummer on both counts!

  2. Great!!!

    I love project Linus! What a great charity. Our LQS has a sew-in one day and made a bunch of quilts in one day.

  3. lol, you must be quilting all day long with everything you have been pushing out :) You did a great job!

  4. Wow, 300. That is awesome. I really like the pattern of the one you did.
    Check my blog, I am having a giveaway. Good luck.