Friday, July 15, 2022

A Quilt for Natalie's House

 Natalie's House is one of the charities PCQ supports, a group home for hard to place foster girls ages 7-17. They can accommodate 6 girls who will transition into foster homes when they're ready. Each girl gets her own twin bed quilt upon arrival and gets to take it with her when she moves on. The staff at Natalie's House is expecting some turnover in August or September, so they have requested some new quilts for the anticipated new arrivals. 

With the addition of a border, one of the prototype quilts I made for PCQ charity projects is the right size, 72 x 92. The challenge was to get it quilted. I wanted something much nicer than I could achieve with my skill level on the long arm, so I asked for help. Mary H of the PCQ charity committee offered to quilt it with my help. We used a cute panto called Daisy Duo, and it quilted up without hiccups.

I chose blue thread, a little bolder than Mary would have chosen, but I really like how it turned out. 

I bound it - note how the bulk of the quilt is tied up to keep it from falling off the sewing table. There was teal binding left over from something else that accented the teals in the piecing.

So now we have a finished quilt for Natalie's House that will soon be delivered, ready for a new resident when one arrives. 

It may not be girly colors so it'll probably be given to an older girl, but it will be all hers to keep forever. Since most of the girls who come in have only the clothes they're wearing, if even that, I don't think it matters too much that it's not pink and girly. 

Link ups: Alycia Quilts, TGIFF


  1. What a wonderful donation to a very worthy cause. I am sure it will be loved no matter the color. Thanks for linking up to TGIFF-Chrisknits

  2. Girls love blue also. Very special gift for one of the girls.

  3. I think all colors are appropriate for the kids. I have a grandson who loves purple and my daughter prefers blue to pink. Many girls love the cool colors, blue, turquoise, green. I think it is great that your group is providing quilts for these girls. I'm sure it gives them a good start to feeling welcome and cared for.

  4. This quilt would be appropriate for nearly everyone and will surely be appreciated by the recipient. It nice that your quilt has a variety of places which accept quilts.

  5. Such a beauty!! and the teal binding is perfect for it!!! It will be loved!!!!