I am so happy to share that I have finished my Positivity quilt for the Positivity Sew Along co-hosted by Preeti of Sew Preeti Quilts and Bernie of Needle & Foot. I’m thrilled to give another Mercyful quilt that will go to the Palliative Care Unit at Mercy Hospital in Sacramento, California that gives quilts to their terminally ill patients to bring some measure of comfort to the person and their family as they go through the difficult process of dying. The family then keeps the quilt in the memory of the person who passed away. Below is a photo of the finished quilt.
I chose the simplest layout due to time constraints (see some of the other lovely layouts here), but the seven different Alison Glass Kaleidoscope fabrics give some visual and textural interest. The background is Charcoal, and the fabrics for the pluses are Cobalt, Turtle, Tiger, Pencil, Hope, and Mermaid. Below is a pic of the first 24 blocks I made in June:
Melissa with Sew Shabby Quilting did the long-arm quilting. I chose a non-fussy motif called Van Gogh that works well with the simple pluses. I decided to bind the quilt with a slightly darker Kaleidoscope fabric called Raven. The binding is completely machine stitched, and I opted to show more of the binding on the front of the quilt because I wanted the raw edge inside the binding to be well-encased. When I trimmed the quilt, the batting peaked through occasionally on the edges which could potentially become visible especially after the quilt is laundered. I actually like the look of a chunky binding, though I’ve heard the quilt police don’t share my opinion, LOL! Below is a close-up of the quilting and binding that also shows a bit of the marbled grey backing fabric:
Linking up to the Positivity Quilts Final Link-up hosted by Bernie at Needle and Foot.