Friday, June 29, 2012

Care Quilt...Fruit salad

(Zoe the piecing supervisor....)
My other quilt projects were set aside this week when an "all call" went out from my quilting group to work on a quilt for one member's sister who is going to go through chemo starting in the next week or so.  Amazing how fast a quilt can come together when lots of folks work on it.

We used a 6-1/2 inch block in earth tone batiks.  Cut it in half on the diagonal and sew-in a neutral colored strip 1-1/2 by 10.  After all the blocks are finished select a block size...we were able to get enough that we could trim to 6-1/2 inches...usually we only get 6 inches.

Anyway, the blocks were sewn together yesterday.  I pieced the back last night.  Maggie quilted it this morning while I made binding.  This afternoon four or the group are sewing down the binding.  In less then a week a quilt is finished...amazing!  Since the center looks like melons we have been calling it Summer Fruit Salad....

11 comments:

Loris said...

Sweet and yummy like our favorite fruits :-) And especially meaningful when made to cheer and comfort a friend. Lovely work!

Merilyn said...

Well done and a great effort getting this quilt done in super quick time - I'm sure it'll be appreciated very much!!!!

Janet O. said...

Wonderful, thoughtful project. What a great quilt from a simple block. It looks like a blending of summer fruits in a wooden bowl! : )
I'm making a note of this idea--so good for a group project.

judith lockhart said...

The quilt looks great! I'm sure it will be appreciated and loved.

Carol said...

It's wonderful! It's going to make her feel so much better...what a comfort.

Impera_Magna said...

What a beautiful quilt... and what a wonderful thing to do! I'm sure Summer Fruit Salad will be appreciated and loved!

kelley said...

How very wonderful for you and your friends to create this...what a comfort it will be...

Elaine M said...

So yummy looking. Think I will make a melon salad with plums and apricots for lunch.

The Civil War Quilter said...

What a lovely idea making a quilt for someone going thru a difficult time. I'm sure it will be a real comfort to her, especially knowing so many care about her.

Purple Pam said...

Such a very nice quilt. It will be much appreciated by its recipient I am sure.

cityquilter grace said...

a great quilt for a terrific cause. this is a great idea for batiks (see my blog today...LOL)