My January goal was to finish a gender-neutral quilt top for the quilt drive organized by Bernie of Needle & Foot for Mercy Hospital hospice patients. The quilts are used to comfort dying patients and then are given to their families to keep. I have a personal connection to Mercy Hospital as I grew up in Sacramento, CA, and my mother was a pink lady there (the adult equivalent of a candy striper). For my donation to this worthwhile cause, I made 25 Antique Tile Blocks (online tutorial by Piece N Quilt) using a Carolyn Friedlander Doe layer cake plus some additional yardage from some of Carolyn’s other collections. This past weekend I sewed the blocks into a quilt top that measures 60” x 60”, and this project went together faster than I thought it would, thanks to my best friend helping to press the blocks.
I will be sending this quilt top off to Jess@ Threaded Quilting Studio for her amazingly talented longarm quilting. I follow her on Instagram (@threadedquilting), and I have saved many of her posts to my Pinterest Longarm Quilting Board.