Pink quilts for donating to the McGrath Foundation

31 01 2018

I’m donating these two pink quilts I made to the McGrath Foundation (for breast cancer). The first one is made from pink scraps I joined together to ‘make’ new fabric.

The second was made from 6 pinkish fat quarters I didn’t particularly like (main top) plus other pink and yellow fabrics for the borders, and a lone deep pink square (my 6 fat quarters only made 47 six-inch blocks, and I needed 48). I made up the pattern — see below for my sketches of how I designed it. These instructions are based on 21 x 22″ fat quarters — you may need an extra one if your fat quarters are a less than this. Cut your fat quarters into long 3.5″ strips. Pick 16 random strips, pair them up on the long edge, stitch each pair together, and press the seam in one direction.  Cross-cut these joined strips every 3.5″ to make 48 blocks of two squares each. Cut 48 6.5 x 3.5″ strips from the remaining fabric. Join a 6.5″ long strip to the side of a 2-square strip. For a random pattern, mix up the fabrics you join, and when you put the block together add a 6.5 x 3.5″ strip from another fabric.

I have previously donated three other pink quilts to the McGrath Foundation — two small rail fence quilts, and a big one made from a jelly roll of pink batiks.


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6 03 2018
Two days = 3 quilt tops made | Rhonda Bracey: At Random

[…] I went on a four-day quilting retreat with friends in February, and made six quilt tops. One was mostly done — I just had to lay it out and add the connecting pieces — but the other five I made from scratch using the pattern I created for the second pink quilt top for the McGrath Foundation: https://rhondabracey.com/2018/01/31/pink-quilts-for-donating-to-the-mcgrath-foundation/ […]

6 03 2018
Mary Ed Williams

Can we please use your pattern to make quilts in patriotic colors for veterans in the VA hospital? It is fast and great for what we are doing. With another guild, making 140 quilts by Nov 11.

7 03 2018
Rhonda

Certainly, as long as you can make sense of it! (I’ve added a bit more information above the pictures of the second quilt)

–Rhonda

17 03 2018
Red and gold Asian-style quilt | Rhonda Bracey: At Random

[…] I made two more quilt tops from the pattern I created myself (see the second quilt in this post: https://rhondabracey.com/2018/01/31/pink-quilts-for-donating-to-the-mcgrath-foundation/). Both were made with Asian-style fabrics, in cotton fat quarters. The border is a black fabric […]

17 03 2018
Blue, grey, and gold Asian-style quilt | Rhonda Bracey: At Random

[…] I made two more quilt tops from the pattern I created myself (see the second quilt in this post: https://rhondabracey.com/2018/01/31/pink-quilts-for-donating-to-the-mcgrath-foundation/). Both were made with Asian-style fabrics, in cotton fat […]

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