A friend's church is making prayer quilts for those in need in the parish. I got a feeling that the list was long, so dug into the stash to see what I could come up with.
They are making lap quilts, so I figured some big blocks would make this go quickly, and it did. I have 15 blocks done that alternate a white/off-white with a green fabric.
Tomorrow is our Sit N Sew, so our little group can decide on the layout, then I can finish the top during & event & send the quilt home with my friend. This is just one idea to ponder...
For those who have not heard of prayer quilts, the way I am familiar with is this:
layer a quilt backing, batting & quilt top
- baste as usual (usually with pins)
- using 3 strands of embroidery floss, loop the floss through the layers, leaving hanging ends on the quilt top side. but do not tie
- after the entire quilt has been "looped", remove all basting pins.
- the quilt is laid out and each of the quilter's says a prayer as they tie one of the knots (from all those loops they made). The quilt will be quilted by all the tied knots.
- then the quilt is either left in the church for others in the parish to tie a knot & say a prayer, or presented to the family to finish the ties/knots/prayers.