Donating my hexie heart love quilt for a good cause
Inspired by an EPP quilt I spied on Instagram early this year (Warm Hearted Quilt by Tales of Cloth), I decided to make a machine pieced version around Valentine's Day in February.
It's not a huge quilt, but with all the inset seams (y-seams) it took a while to assemble. It was good practice for my machine piecing skills, and it was extremely satisfying to see it all come together. The simple motif is super bright and cheery with the various Kona Cotton solids.
I used a Kona Cotton jelly roll for the top. I think I had to pull a few extra 2.5" strips from my stash to get to my finished 40" x 60" dimensions. When I make it again, I think I'll go a little bit bigger. It's not quite big enough for an adult to nap under, and that's my general rule of thumb for quilt size minimums. Even for baby quilts — I want the kids to be able to use them when they're older if they want.
After making this quilt I thought I would never part with it. A lot of time and energy went into every aspect of it, and it brought so much joy to my family. But when I saw a call for quilters to come together to raise money for immigrant and refugee families in crisis, I knew this quilt needed to be part of that action.
This quilt can be yours!
Follow @stitchersforunitedfamilies for an online auction starting on July 9. More information on Instagram. Join in the bidding for a good cause!
Materials in this quilt
Kona Cotton Summer 2.5'' Roll Ups
Quilter's Dream Natural Cotton White Select Batting (46'' x 60'') Crib
Aurifil Quilting Thread 50wt Dove