This week blew right by me, and before I knew it, I realized it had been a whole week since my last blog post. To update you on the Summer Search raffle, I am very happy to report that as of today, my readers have raised
a whopping $ 770 for Summer Search Philadelphia. Woohoo! There's still plenty of time to donate--the raffle will remain open through the end of February, so please consider helping out the great kids who benefit from this program. Details here.
In the meantime, I have another finished quilt to show you. This is a throw-sized quilt I made for a very dear friend, Kristi. I first got to know her through Ravelry, and then, when she was attending a conference in Philadelphia, we got to meet in real life. We also got to see each other the weekend I was in Hartford (remember our tour of the Mark Twain house?).
Kristi is going through some tough times, so I made up a care package for her, of which this quilt was a big part. Her favorite color is orange, so I gathered up squares from every orange fabric I could find. In addition to plain squares, I also put scraps and strips together to make some wonky patchwork squares.
The best part was finding the perfect fabric for the backing: Kristi's Ravatar is a pig, and I stumbled across pig fabric--in orange.
(This is a shot of the quilt all rolled up before I started machine-quilting it. but you can see the little piggehs on the backing really well.)
I decided to bind it with a neutral color, but didn't want to use black (too Halloween-y) or a lighter beige (would get drowned out by the orange) but found a perfect gray dot to do the trick.
Last step: sewing on the BBF label!
I had so much fun making this quilt, not the least of which was because it was a surprise for a very dear person who deserves a huge pat on the back for handling an awful situation with incredible courage and grace.