Wednesday, February 21, 2024

February Chookshed Stitchers 2024 Challenge


The care quilt top I had as my February goal in the Chookshed Stitchers 2024 Challenge is done, and has left the house for the next person in line doing the machine quilting.

My care quilt group meets about every 6 months for a 2 day gathering, in driving distance from everyone's home, so we all sleep in our own beds.

I have started cutting and sewing another top like this, from my own fabrics, with fewer blocks - 7 by 9, instead of 8 by 10. 
I am shaking my head about the fact that I must have had like 5 yards of the pinkish red fabric, French General.
Note to self - do not buy so much for future might-want-to-do projects.
Well - I think I bought all these French General fabrics in USA, where fabric prices still are much lower than here.
I do remember I loved that fabric, so it is a good thing to use fabrics when they are fresh off the bolt, and not saving it for the future. 
Taste changes over time, right?

Morning stitches adds up too 💖
More about that in another post shortly.

Wishing you a wonderful day where you are 💖



  1. I have some of the same red that you have in that hexie - lots of French General has been put in my quilts in recent years

  2. This is a lovely compassion quilt, it will be loved. I also purchase a large amount of a fabric if I like it. Sometimes I wonder why I bought so much and sometimes I wish I had purchased the whole bolt! Happy stitching!

  3. Your finished top is very pretty, someone will love those 'old' fabrics once they are wrapped up and warm inside them.

  4. Great Care quilt top and I do love your stitchery projects. xx

  5. Well done on completing your care quilt top. Someone will really love it. That is a great idea to have each participant concentrate on the part of the quilt making process that they like best.

  6. Oh I love those colours......I see why you brought so much....... Lovely quilt.....

  7. Morning stitches really do add up - they are lovely.
    I saw this post and am so surprised I didn't comment - sorry.


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