You may recall that one of my goals each month is to piece and/or quilt a donation quilt. In January I pieced the toddler boy I-Spy top, and now it's quilted and finished.
This one has blue fleece for backing and it's quilted with a large ribbon meander. Lesson learned, FMQ on my domestic machine didn't go so well with just fleece backing, no batting here. Lots of skipped stitches and broken threads. Ugh! From now on, I'll plan tops that can be walking foot quilted if I know they'll get only fleece backings.
I'll hold onto this quilt until I know what my guilds' charity committees are doing this year. If they're doing Project Linus or a similar children's group, I'll give this to them. Otherwise I'll donate it myself to a crisis nursery or Project Linus.
What does a rocking chair symbolize? If a child's health or circumstances are such that an agency gives him a quilt, it seems to me he's in need of the comfort offered by a snuggle in a rocking chair. Some of my donation quilts have been photographed on my rocker. I've decided to call my monthly donation quilt project "Rocking Chair Quilts."
I know a few people have mentioned they're joining me in making a donation quilt each month. Feel free to call yours Rocking Chair Quilts too if you like. I'm not on Instagram so there isn't a hashtag for them but go ahead if you're so inclined.
Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Crazy Mom Quilts