I didn't measure it after it was finished, but it was something like 116 X 126. When Amy was here in April she picked a top out of my stash. I had to make it larger and she also picked out some navy fabric at a stop at a fabric store. It is a modern style print. My late friend Debi had provided some of the fabrics and pattern for the 30's quilt called Gentle Moments from McCall's magazine MANY years ago.
It was a tough project to quilt under my machine, but I got it done. I had to do a two color binding to make it work. I had never done that before and I like the results.
|Backing - I extended the fabric by adding a panel I had on hand.|
|Two Color Binding|
|Closeup detail of the front|
This past weekend I was a volunteer at Camp Erin, sponsored by the Willow Center. There are many locations around the country, and there is one about 2 1/2 hours away at Camp Wooten. Having suffered a personal, tragic loss, I knew I could empathize with these kids who had lost love ones. I worked in arts and crafts and had an amazing experience. The whole camp is a huge undertaking and this year there was 52 campers and 60 adults. There were lots of donations of supplies. The kitchen crew has a tough job and they did great at providing healthy meals and snacks. Everyone was so kind and helpful and the Cabin Big Buddies worked with the kids tirelessly. Overall it was tough being away from the land of internet and phones, but I was so busy I didn't have time anyway! I was exhausted last night and I'm moving sluggishly today but I did get out for my 3 mile walk. I highly recommend this experience to anyone.
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