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NJHS Volunteer Hours Charity Quilt

on Dec 29, 2015 in Blog | 2 comments

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.

Charity Quilt | Volunteer Hours

He seems to like sewing more than he admits and I love that he likes it even a little bit. It was his idea to make another strip-pieced quilt.  This is a FREE pattern available on my site HERE.

Charity Quilt | Volunteer Hours

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.

Charity Quilt | Volunteer Hours

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.

Charity Quilt | Volunteer Hours

I set him up on the longarm. This quilt was 36″ x 48″ so quick-enough to finish.

Charity Quilt | Volunteer Hours

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.

Charity Quilt | Volunteer Hours

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.

Charity Quilt | Volunteer Hours

It is finished and ready for Project Linus or other charity he chooses.

Charity Quilt | Volunteer Hours



  1. Your son did a great job. Beautiful quilt.


    December 29, 2015

  2. Your son should be proud of what he accomplished !

    Patricia Rand

    December 29, 2015

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