Sunday, March 22, 2015

World Wide Quilting Day

Yesterday was World Wide Quilting Day. One of my Guild members organized a fun day of sewing, games and eating! Some members worked on their own projects while others worked on lap quilts for the Guild's community outreach project. We make flannel backed lap quilts for those in long-term care homes who are wheel chair bound. There tables loaded with outdate fabrics, scraps and orphan blocks which could be used to make the quilts.

I worked with my friends Barbara and Margaret. We had two boxes of 5" so we got started making half square triangles (HSTs). We figured we could knock out quilts  quickly but the HSTs took a lot longer than we anticipated. So I headed to the scrap table and found two orphan blocks. We added borders to the blocks while we continue to make our HSTs.

This was the first lap quilt we completed and it was made with an orphan block. We added the cream border and the blue outer border. Fast and easy!

This is the second quilt which was also made from an orphan block. We added the blue border and the wavy print outer border (the strips were already cut so that made for fast sewing)!

We finally got our HSTs stitched together and made this quilt top.

We weren't counting our HSTs and had a pile of them leftover so we started yet another lap quilt in the final 45 minutes. There will be one more border added to get this lap quilt to the desired size but then it will be done.

It was a fun day but I was exhausted last night! Today I'm still a little still (I stood all day) but I'll limber up with some hexagon sewing I think!

Until I post again, happy sewing!
Karen H


  1. What a wonderful way to make use of the spare fabrics, lovely to think several laps will benefit too. Are you going to be quilting them all I wonder? lol

  2. What great quilts, I'm sure the recipients will be very happy with them.

  3. Those are all great lap quilts. What size do you strive for? I love making HST blocks from scraps. Nice work for a worthy cause.

  4. Funky well thought out quick quilts. What a blast you must have had.