NJHS Volunteer Hours Charity Quilt
It is the same story for generations of parents and children:
“Mom, is that the bus? Did I tell you I need to take 65 cupcakes to school today?”
“I know it’s Sunday night and I’ve already showered for bed, but did I tell you about the Science Fair Project that’s due tomorrow?”
Thankfully, I had a bit more lead time to help my son with his request. NJHS volunteer hours with only a few days to go.
Sew a few strip sets. Slash up a few strip sets. Sew a few more pieces. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. It is a very very striaght-forward process.
He arranged all the pieces to create a zig-zag-ish quilt design. I think the original strip-pieced quilt was a plain diagonal line. Changin’ it up for this charity quilt.
I set him up on the longarm. This quilt was 36″ x 48″ so quick-enough to finish.
For this project, though, he got to practice a couple different fill designs. He has vertical bars in the blue portions and in the pink squares he has a little orange-peel design.
Last step, binding the quilt. Stitched the binding fabrics end-to-end, pressed them and applied the binding to the back of the charity quilt. I helped him only a little by flipping the binding to the right side and machine stitching it in place. He’ll be doing that step on the next project. I have full faith that this will come up again.
It is finished and ready for Project Linus or other charity he chooses.