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A Quilt for Project Linus

Project Linus Quilt

Project Linus QuiltA while back we answered the call to make a quilt for Project Linus. Pat Bravo, who founded Art Gallery Fabrics, offered free fabric scraps to anyone who would make a quilt for Project Linus. Who are we to resist free fabric?Project Linus QuiltWe have a Pinterst board where we collect quilts that inspire us. One quilt pattern we’ve been wanting to try for a while is a jigsaw quilt. We’d only seen it done in solid fabrics and Pat Bravo sent us all patterned fabrics, but we decided to go ahead and try.Project Linus QuiltWe love the beautiful end result! The finished quilt is baby quilt size, slightly larger than 36″ square. I wasn’t quite sure the proper way to finish the edges, so left them jagged, like a jig saw puzzle!Project Linus QuiltThe only fabrics from my personal stash are the cream borders and the vintage backing fabric.Project Linus QuiltWe tried to keep it somewhat neutral so this quilt could be given to either a boy or a girl. The fabrics we received were mainly blues and pinks.Project Linus QuiltWe decided to quilt it with two parallel lines following the edges of the jigsaw pieces.  The first is “stitch in the ditch” right along the edges of the puzzle pieces, and the second is just 1/4″ away.  Project Linus QuiltAllegra quilted the borders with a diamond pattern, and she also hand stitched on the binding on the back!  She is so fast at hand sewing she had it finished in less than an hour!!Project Linus QuiltWe were able to use up most of the scraps we were sent for this quilt. We’ve sent it off to Pat Bravo who will be donating all the quilts she receives from scraps she sent!Project Linus QuiltProject Linus is a charity with this mission: “provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.”
Provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.”
We were delighted for the opportunity to work with Pat Bravo on this quilt for Project Linus.Project Linus Quilt