Another Quilt for RMH

I was so wrapped up last night, making kennel quilts for fire evacuees in California, that I forgot to post a photo of this quilt finished for the Ronald McDonald House.  It is another completed top I picked up in the charity kit bin at the guild meeting.

18-052 to RMH


Two More UFOs

At the last guild meeting, I picked upWIN_20180726_10_10_57_Pro charity kits to work on at home.  The tops were already pieced for the first two kits I opened.  Now quilted with a dark backing fabric and bound in the same dark fabric, these quilts will be delivered to the NICU for use in the isolettes.

After the TQPM UFO Challenge

DSC_0112Happy to finish UFO #10, a second Winnie-the-Pooh quilt.

I started working on these after the Executive Director of our local Ronald McDonald House mentioned the need to have a few “pairs” of quilts on hand for families of twins.

Even though the UFO challenge is officially ended, I am motivated to finish several works in progress.

Day 6 of TQPM UFO Challenge

No longer UFOs, projects #8 and #9 are complete.

The smaller quilt is for the NICU.  The top was already pieced when I brought it home from the guild.  After noticing one block was going in the wrong direction, I took it apart and turned it around.

The 9-Patch kit is one I pieced several months ago.  It is ready to be turned in for the Ronald McDonald House.

The corners on both of these quilts are rounded.  Credit goes to Pat Harwell, who showed several charity quilts with rounded corners at the guild meeting earlier this week.  She raved how easy it was to attach the bindings.

I make my kennel quilts with rounded corners.  There is no binding on kennel quilts; but, the process goes so much faster when you do not have to square corners.

I decided to give rounded corners a try on these two quilts and it was easy-peasy.  You should give it a try on your next quilt.  I use the 3″ radius corner on Creative Grids Multi-Size Curved Corner Cutter.  You might want to try a saucer to trim your corners.

Day 5 of TQPM UFO Challenge

WIN_20180719_21_38_04_ProUFO #6, 31 kennel quilts, are done.  These will be stored away temporarily.  If we do not receive any requests for shelters in need, I’ll donate these locally.

On to the next UFO.


Today was our monthly Sew Day for Quilts of Valor.  Five Veterans were present for us to thank for their service and receive a Quilt of Valor.


The Quilts of Valor family has a guardian angel.  When our local quilt shop closed, we lost our meeting space.  A new space was located, but inconvenient for volunteers who live in the northeast area of town to travel to.  Pastor Bob of Radiant Life Church was attending a Quilt of Valor presentation for a church member.  After a short conversation, we were checking out the potential space and scheduling sew days.  You never know who you are going to meet and how that meeting will turn into a huge blessing.

Day 3 of TQPM UFO Challenge


UFO #5, quilting complete on 59 kennel quilts.  These were sewn together prior to the challenge.  Happy to have these done and ready to ship when the next disaster occurs.

If you would like more information on the kennel quilt program or are interested in joining the team of volunteers, click here.

Finished cutting batting for UFO #6 today.  Sewing and quilting will be done another day.  Thanks to Professional Longarm Quilter, Joyce Greer, and her clients for donating their scraps to the kennel quilt initiative.

Day 2 of TQPM UFO Challenge


UFOs #3 and 4 are complete.

The black/white/gray quilt is assembled with extra blocks from Table Tiles that I donated to the guild.  I’m not sure who took them and assembled the quilt top; when I saw it in the “needs quilting” bin, I had to finish it.

The blue and pink bird rail fence is a charity quilt kit from my guild.

Both are ready to be turned in at the next meeting.  So happy for the challenge from TQPM and the inspiration of the other participants.


Day 1 of TQPM UFO Challenge


It’s the end of Day 1 and I am happy to have finished two UFOs.

Blue’s Clues Rail Fence charity quilt – pieced, quilted, binding and a label.  Ready to turn in at the next guild meeting.

This Quilt of Valor was pieced and quilted by another volunteer.  My contribution is the binding.

UFO Challenge Week

Sponsored by The Quilt Pattern Magazine, Searching for UFOs begins tomorrow, July 15th.   Quilters are on a one-week mission to finish as many UFOs as possible.

I’ve submitted several UFOs for the challenge and am eager to empty one or two project boxes.  Stay tuned for updates on my daily progress.