Mercyful Quilt Top Finished

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.

Linking up to Cooking Up Quilts: Main Crush Monday. I am also linking up to Elm Street Quilts: Jan ‘19 OMG Finishes.

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6 Responses to Mercyful Quilt Top Finished

  1. How wonderful to have a sew day with a friend. I love it when I can trade sewing / pressing time. The projects go so quick that way and I always think it creates a lovely time visiting with a friend, too.

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  2. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Mary! This turned out great, and I like the decision to go without sashing between the blocks. What a nice donation quilt, and I know it will bring wonderful comfort to someone. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  3. patty says:

    This looks wonderful! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

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  4. helen says:

    I’m not sure what a candy stripper actually is! But at a guess, do they make tea and chat and help the nurses?

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  5. Hi Mary – Thank you so very much for making this quilt. I love the personal connection you have with Mercy and growing up in Sacramento! I am sure the nurses will love it as well. I plan to share your post with them. I can’t wait to receive the quilt and pass it along to Mercy. It is beautiful.

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  6. Songbird Designs says:

    Very nice quilt. I’m sure someone will appreciate it very much.

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