Friday, February 7, 2020

Number 5

This is the fifth year I've pieced a top to be raffled by my hometown library.  The library works hard on this raffle, displaying the quilt at local banks and grocery stores to generate interest and sell tickets.  When I decide on a project for the library's quilt I like to pick a pattern and colors that will have mass appeal and more importantly, won't break my heart if it ends up in the back of a pickup truck as a dog bed, lol.  Some people buy tickets because they like the quilt, some buy tickets just to support the library, I just never know what type of quilt owner will be the lucky winner. 

Social media is also a big help on selecting a pattern, if a quilt is popular online it will probably be popular in my hometown.  Last year I went with a Fig Tree block of the month, it was a huge hit.   This year I selected Sweet Escape.

This is Lifetime Quilt Number 271
The pattern is Sweet Escape by Camille Roskelley for Thimbleblossoms
It finished at 80: x 80"
The fabric is an assortment of fabric by Bonnie and Camille for Moda
It has approximately 1,216 pieces. 

The log cabin blocks finish at 10" and were a breeze to piece. 

Abby at Latimer Lane Quilting has already finished quilting this top, we went with a Baptist Fan pattern and I'm happy with the look.  For the binding I parted with the multicolored flag design from Happy Go Lucky, one of my favorite family of fabrics.

Fingers crossed this quilt raises a nice little sum for a well run and used library with a small budget.


  1. Such a great quilt and wonderful way to help your community Thelma....someone is going to be very lucky...very nice that you do this for them and am sure you get great satisfaction from knowing this will help them. Love your quilt!

  2. Perfect - like every other quilt you show!!

  3. Pretty quilt! I love that the quilt is well marketed. It’s so sad when they don’t raise the sums that are so deserved. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Beautiful quilt for a great cause. Great job!!

  5. ooo!!! this one reminds me of stacks of books!!!

  6. Thelma - I would like to purchase some tickets for the raffle as I have done in previous years. Could you please post the library's name and address again? Thanks - love your beautiful quilt!

  7. How generous of you to donate a quilt each year! This one is lovely and I hope it will raise lots of funds for your local library!

  8. What a gorgeous quilt and how generous you are with your sewing time!


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