Wednesday, January 26, 2022

First Quilt Finish of 2022

Rescued Quilt Blocks Quilt by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
I've got my mojo back and I've been sewing like crazy this January. Besides some serious secret sewing, I made a charity/compassion quilt for our quilt guild. Our guild gives a quilt to anyone in our community that loses their home in a fire. In December, we had three houses lost in prairie fires during an 80+ mph wind storm. Needless to say, the guild wasn't prepared with enough quilts. 

Compassion Quilt by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
My mom had rescued some sampler blocks at a thrift store from an area quilt shop's block of the month and had donated them to the guild. I took those blocks, completed those that weren't finished and fixed a couple, then sashed the blocks to make a quilt. The blocks were scrappy but luckily my stash of Kansas Troubles fabrics blended well with the block fabrics.

Compassion Quilt by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
I quilted an all over design of feathers on this quilt and it turned out quite nice, if I do say so myself. It will make a nice throw-sized quilt for someone in need of comfort.

Stars & Bars QOV Quilt Made By Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
In addition to finishing this compassion quilt, I also dug out a couple of Quilts of Valor quilts that I committed to make for our area QOV chapter. One was a kit that the chapter gave for me to make (way to long ago to admit) and one was a stack of scrappy rail fence blocks I had made a couple of years ago.

Fence Rail QOV Quilt by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
Both tops are ready to be quilted as soon as I finish my secret sewing project to meet a deadline. I'll share the finished quilts when they are completed. 

2022 Stash Buster Challenge Blocks by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
I also started the 2022 Stash Buster Challenge by Border Creek Station. Why, I have no idea as I have more than enough projects that are already started! But this block is fun and easy to make so I've been making a block after I get a step completed in my secret sewing. Kind of a treat! I'm using my stash of 30s fabrics and dotted backgrounds for this project. The center square and corner stones in each block will be the same green print to pull it all together.

What projects have you been working on in the new year? I'd love to hear about them!

Happy Quilting

~Sharla