It is the time of year that I finish my donation quilt for Healing Hearts. Healing Hearts is a support program for families with grief and I began this past year being a facilitator with my husband who has done it for several years. We work with different age levels with weekly meetings where parents and kids are separate. And this year after the tragic parade here in Waukesha, the organization has been called on for many small group events.
There is a big fund raiser next month and this is the 3rd year I have made a quilt.
I found this wonderful quilt and pattern at a quilt show this year. Two big Waahoos!
This is where I left it last week. So now I have been working on the quilting. The background is showing up tan in the photo but is actually the back of a gray grunge. The white spots took away from the rest of the colors.
I toyed with different methods of transfer from my quilting design books. First I used Golden Threads papers and punched the design with a dull needle for multiple layers. But the paper was to brittle. Then I tried Pounce which worked well as the white chalk on the gray, but it wore off quickly. So then I just used the Frixion pen and traced the dots of the design through the Golden Threads paper. Success.