Donation Quilt

Last week, my friends and I met to cut the fabric for the quilt we are making for the Headwaters Sanctuary. A lot of the fabric was donated by a friend who is clearing out the home of her sister, who recently passed. Marti, the Meemaw who volunteers at the Sanctuary, also purchased more fabric. The fabric is in browns, greens, golds, and blues. The designs and colors of the fabric reflect the landscape of the Sanctuary.
We met today to start piecing. Two friends arranged the pieces for the block, and pressed. Marti and I did the sewing.
We are using the Soho Table Runner pattern. We will be piecing three runners to form one quilt. Photos of the Sanctuary will be included in the design.
We had the cut fabric sorted by size and ready to randomly be chosen for the blocks.
Marti set up her two machines. We had difficulty adjusting her old machine to have stitches similar to the ones she was making on her new Bernina. It worked well when we made the larger four patch, but it just wasn’t working out with the blocks that had smaller pieces. I think the timing is off in her old machine, or there maybe something wrong with the machine feed dogs. Marti ended up making the blocks with the smaller pieces.
Teamwork! I was taking a break. 😉
Four Patch

Of course, we took a lunch break. We went to Teka Molino where they make the best puffy tacos. We also indulged in some pan dulce. This is a delicious gingerbread cookie in the shape of a pig. It was one of my favorites when I was younger.

6 thoughts on “Donation Quilt

  1. Oh my gosh the little piggy is one of my favorites also. When I was a little girl my father would always bring one home for me. One of my other favorites is the pumpkin empanada. Great job on the quilt.

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