Friday, January 8, 2016

Blanket of Compassion

This was a commissioned quilt by a friend.  She wanted to give her friend a little comfort during a very trying time healthwise. 

I grabbed my Riley Balke Willow Fat Quarter Bundle I had planned to use on a personal quilt. I figured this was better use for it since it already had sat on my shelves collecting dust.

I settled on a giant pinwheel block plan to use up every bit of the 24 piece FQ bundle.  Each block is about 20" square.  I used the HST method of making four HSTs from one square.

I backed it with a Shannon Fabrics Yellow Minky.

Quilting it with the Daises Galore pantograph on my longarm.  Binding was a gray dot I had in my stash that seemed fitting to frame out the backing and blend in with the top.

Quilt Stats:
Size: 52"x 70"
Fabrics:  Riley Blake Willow, Shannon Fabrics Minky
Quilting: Daisies Galore Panto on Handiquilter Avante 18"

 I was so happy to get it to her quickly before the Christmas.  We started calling it the Blanket of Compassion as we were messaging back and forth, and that is the name I decided to call the quilt.

 I wasn't able to get really fantastic photos because my camera has been acting up as of late.  But it truly is a "soft" quilt, front and back!


  1. I love the big block size. They stitch up so quickly! Way to use your stash, Heidi! It's beautiful!

  2. Way to use the stash and every inch of a fat quarter. Those fabrics make for a really soft mix. Here's hoping that the receiver gets well really soon!

  3. Lovely. It looks so soft, cuddly and comforting. What a good friend you are!


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