A Linus Quilt for a Little Boy

fullqEach year, I try to make 3 quilts to donate to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky branch of Project Linus which provides quilts and blankets for hospitalized children.  For my second donation this year, I used some fabric panels that I found on Etsy.  The beautiful, colorful images are of children at work and play.  I picked out 5 panels that featured boys and used fabric incorporating white stars on a red background for the sashing.

For the alternate blocks, I used a block called “Perky Split Nine Patch” from my Electric Quilt 6 software.

closeupFor the top and bottom borders, I used a technique for putting together small diamonds that I had seen on the Fons & Porter TV show.

I used fleece for the backing/batting, as recommended by Project Linus, and machine quilting was in-the-ditch and outline stitching.

The finished quilt measures 37×49 inches.

I hope some little boy will enjoy this quilt.

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

2 thoughts on “A Linus Quilt for a Little Boy”

  1. That is so cute! I love those panels. Some little boy is going to be very happy. I’ve got you in my Google Reader now so I’ll be reading and seeing what treats you have. I was laughing at your Kings Island post b/c we are thinking of going there in a couple of weeks when we visit our friends in Ohio. I think we’ve decided our three year old is a little too small to go on many rides, though.

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