i love making quilts and giving them away; especially to some one whose needs are greater than my own.
i'm a member of the chicago modern quilt guild and one of our service projects in 2013 was to make quilts for chicago-area teenagers who are served by an organization called teen living. the teens were previously homeless, but the organization helps provide them with support and resources to rebuild their lives.
my quilt is one of 23 (!!) twin sized quilts that were pieced and quilted by our members. we worked together and alone to make these 23 quilts happen, an amazing feat, but a mere drop in the bucket for what's needed by the kids served by teen living. we gathered and packaged them up, and on november 21st, i helped another guild member deliver them to the teen living offices. word on the street is that the kids will be given these quilts at the teen living holiday fete. hope they keep the kids warm; and that they know we were thinking of them and their well-being as they reconstruct their young lives. :)
as for the quilt itself: it's just HST's that measure about 6" or so, cut out using my accuquilt studio cutter. i set them in a kind of diamond like layout, just for something different. the fabric was vintage and new from my overflowing scrap bins, paired with white kona. i echo quilted all the seams and sewed the binding on by machine. it was my first time sewing on the binding by machine (i usually do it by hand), but the process was easy peasy and i'll definitely machine bind more quilts this way in the future. i used this tutorial on machine binding by cluck cluck sew to make it happen.