A member of our on-line quilt guild is currently in Peru with a Rotary mission team, doing free cleft lip/cleft palate surgeries. Our member is a non-medical volunteer. She has been able to take pictures of the patients with the quilts they are given after surgery. We recognize several of the quilts, made by our members and also made from our collections of blocks that we send to TS who assembles and finishes them.
We are loving seeing these pictures of people using our quilts.
This woman had cleft palate repair. She was given a quilt made from blocks we sent to TS. Three of the blocks in this quilt were made by me. She has her hand on one of them. The blocks I made are log-cabin style. Kind of hard to tell from the photo. Here is a picture of the quilt before it was donated.
Today I finished this little wall hanging quilt. It serves no useful, comforting purpose like the quilt above. I was inspired by another one I saw in blogland and thought I'd give it a try, too. The model that I saw was on a white background, and the scraps were in the blacks family. I thought I'd try mine in living color.
I'm not sure what I think of it. Do I like it or not? The jury is still out. I used a tea towel on the back. At first I was thinking it could be reversible, but it's really not. The back looks like a back, and I attached a hanging sleeve there.
I have a lot more fun making quilts that comfort people, but at least a wall hanging like this doesn't take much time. From start to finish it took about one day, broken up over two days with regular chores, running errands, and feeding myself.