I pulled my sewing machine out for an emergency session this past week. I learned that someone close to me has the big “C” – cancer. He starts his radiation treatment today and I didn’t really know what to do for him and his family. I thought maybe a lap quilt and some freezer meals would be a small comfort.
I looked online for a simple, easy pattern and found a picture of a charity quilt that was pretty. I whipped up a quilt pattern that was similar but a little smaller. Then I looked through my stash to see what I had that I could use. I decided to make a patriotic quilt since this person is a veteran and I threw in some fabric with musical notes because he’s very musical.
I usually like to use cotton batting or a cotton/poly blend but to save time; I found a fusible batting that I thought I would try. It’s called Quilter’s Fusible Batting by June Tailor. It did save some time. It’s very stiff and it seemed a little lofty to me even though it’s called a low loft. You just iron the whole quilt sandwich together to fuse. After I quilted everything together (very simply) and added the binding, I washed the quilt and that helped soften it up.
It’s a very bright quilt! I used some Project Linus “Hugs for Heroes” fabric for the backing and binding which shows Snoopy in different uniforms. I really hope this quilt can be a source of comfort for this special person as he goes through treatment.