On July 22, I participated in a day long sew in to make a quilt to be donated to the sick children at the Ronald McDonald House in Albany, NY.
Eight people came together at Shirleys Stoney Creek in Richmondville, NY to sew quilts. At the end of the day, we'll have 8 or 9 quilts to bring to the Quilts for Kid's Northeast Chapter of NY, who will deliver them the Ronald McDonald House.
I made an 8" block of sea creatures complimented by an 8" windmill block. I chose this because I really need some practice with the windmill blocks. I started with fabric unrelated to what I wanted to use in the quilt.
Then began with the fabrics I chose for this quilt.
I alternated the windmill blocks with the sea creatures to create a row. I made 5 rows.
Once the rows were together, I made the back and sandwiched the batting in between the quilt top and backing. I set up my (very heavy machine I took to Shirley's) and quilted the sandwich.
Back at home, I started the binding.
I'd love to see some of your quilts you've made for a charity or community group. Feel free to comment and post pictures of what is special to you.