I've been participating in the Scrap Basket Quilt Along hosted by Crazy Mom Quilts. When I read about the need for quilts for Margaret's Hope Chest I signed up immediately. Here's my finished quilt.
Amanda posted an excellent tutorial for a simple rail-fence block. (Although you could make any pattern quilt you'd like for the donations.) My scrap basket is not as full as some and I had mostly oranges and grays. Since they are especially in need of quilts for boys I decided to add some blue. (We were watching a Detroit Tiger game!)
I didn't have enough navy so had to add some additional blue. Out went the Tiger theme but I think they all go together here. Besides, whoever gets this quilt may not be as big a Tiger fan as those in my house!
I put all the solid blues on the ends so I needed to make a pattern. I started with this:
It wasn't working for me so I rearranged (only once!) then stuck with it.
I quilted it with my go-to...meandering.
I pieced the back with a few leftovers and a big piece of Kona gray.
All washed and ready to be mailed.
Feeling blessed to be a blessing.
Linking up today (for the first time) with Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday!