I wrote about this quilt last post, and my dilemma with the outer border., and whether to use really cute chicken fabric, or bold oranges. I did end up going off to my nearest quilt shop and bought some yellow spotty fabric.
This quilt will be donated to Logan Fire House Support Group, who are based in south-east Queensland, and provide support and material goods to people who've not only lost everything in a house fire, but anyone needing help and support following a disaster. As well as providing basics like toiletries and clothing, they like to be able to give a blanket or quilt to the kids. So while I did like the chooks and oranges, I thought they limited who the quilt could be given to, and now an older child might like it as much as a younger one.
It's now under the sewing machine, being quilted.
I'm doing very simple wavy "eye-balled" lines, which soften the squares of log cabin strips. I found a nice soft cotton sheet at the op-shop, the perfect size for the backing. I'm about half-way there with the quilting, but have almost run out of the top thread, so it's off to the local haberdashery shortly to get some more.
I'm joining Kate and other scrappers today for ScrapHappy May. It's easy to join in if you love sewing with scraps, or just go have a look and be inspired by all the other lovely scrappiness on show.
...till next time.