When my lovely blogger friend Victoria (Bumble Beans) put out the call last year to raise quilts for the homeless in the Bronx, I said I would send one. However I got slack and didn't get around to it. This year Victoria has teamed up with Pat Sloan (Pat Sloan) and together they have put out a second call for quilts. This time, I am getting my act together and sending over this one....
This quilt is an exact replica of Mary Mashuta's All Season Garden Quilt, found in Kaffe Fassetts Quilt Road book (pub 2005).
I love the zig zags on this quilt and hope to make the pattern again in different fabrics one day.
The backing is two tone, mainly because I didn't have enough of one!!!
300 quilts have been donated so far, with the target set for 700. You can learn lots more about this quilt drive here, this site also tells you what sort of quilts are needed as well as where to send the completed quilts. Jackie (Canton Village Quilt Works) has also generously offered to quilt up to 5 quilts if anyone has a spare quilt top lying around...though I imagine those five spots will go super fast!!!
Mine has been washed and now just needs a label. It will be packed off on Tuesday. I hope it can bring some warmth and comfort to someone in need.
As an added note: please keep the east coast of the US in your thoughts and prayers as Hurricane Irene is currently threatening and it doesn't sound good. xo