Joan Taylor's sister, Lu Ann, coordinates a blanket drive each fall for Georgetown University's Transplant Unit for Children. One of the kids will receive this quilt
Feb 22: I bought a couple of Moda Bella Solids charm packs awhile back. Searched for "charm quilt" on the internet & started playing with several layouts. Feb 23: Went by the local quilt shop and found the perfect white tonal background fabric & a beautiful pink flannel for the backing. Decided to use the flannel for the front borders too. Polished off my design deciding to use 1.5" white sashing between the charms making my blocks 4.5" x 6". May 04: Prewashed white sashing and pink flannel. May 05: Using a technique I learned doing Pineapple Rhapsody where I lay a white strip face up & a charm square face down. After sewing that, I will butt the next square up against the first and sew that. And so on. Once the whole strip has been sewn, I will cut the blocks apart & assemble them into rows & columns. Should go fast & be fun. Rows are done. May 7: Quilt center is done. Just needs borders. May 8: Cut borders and started to cut the backing. Realized I didn't have enough. Removed one column from the quilt center & now have exactly what i need. Added borders. Quilt top is finished. Backing is pieced. Sep 10: When I learned that Joan Taylor's sister, Lu Ann, coordinates a blanket drive each fall for Georgetown University's Transplant Unit for Children, I decided to donate this quilt. Lu Ann selected the pattern. Programmed, prepped, loaded. Will baste in the morning and quilt. Sep 11: Quilting. This is an exciting day for me. I have long had a vision for this quilt since I first saw the charm packs in the quilt shop. Had to get them. Had to. When I settled on how to use them & got the pink flannel, I couldn't wait for the time to piece it. When I knew who would snuggle up in this quilt, well what can I say. Everything is right. Think of the white Magnifico thread as a kiss of hope. I do. Quilted. Joan has offered to do the binding. Thank you, Joan! Will ship tomorrow along with Celestial Dreams for this cause.