Community Quilts from Jazz


I’m so happy to be sharing quilts that Jazz finished.  They turned out so cute.

Jazz writes:

“Hi, Jo! Here’s a note to say that you were right! In spite of accepting a new, part-time job I do still have time to continue my favorite pastime, quilting for the babies of the Ben Taub and LBJ hospitals in Houston, Texas. (Y’all might not know this about Jo, but she’s also a treasured, supportive listener if you have a disappointment or concern to share. And she gives excellent advice.)

My first example is one made from HSTs from the donated scraps of many of your devoted fans. You sent me the batting and luscious, blue flannel backing. Flannel is a favorite of new babies.

So are all the bright, cheerful colors. And even though you can’t tell by these pictures, I used glittery blue quilting thread on the back. Sparkly threads might be old news to most of your readers, but it’s new to me and I’m delighted with it.

The second quilt is… from a collection of a donation, too. Your followers give me the most wonderful pieces, orphan squares, and morsels! The white-on-white was a gift of Ila Migut of Des Plaines, IL. I’ve used it successfully on other pieces, too. I love the crisp effect of white-on-white!

The back and binding are a first-rate quality red and white print. You know how some fabrics have a very pleasurable, soft (expensive) feel to them? That’s the characteristic of this piece, that great “hand feel” and the deeply saturated red. Karen Vieine sent it to me last December and I’ve been holding it for the most perfect project since then. I think this is it.

The last one is a picture of (what remains of) the roll of batting you sent me.

I disassembled an old office chair to make a portable holder for it; it saves space, makes it easy to access and I keep it covered to keep it clean.”

WOW…I loved the quilts and the idea for the batting roll.  I saw this and have wanted to do this but to date, I haven’t found a cheap office chair at the thrift store.  Thanks for sharing the photo to remind me to keep looking.  I think it’s a great idea.  Batting rolls can be hard to wrangle.

Awesome work Jazz and thanks to all who have donated.  I love it!!


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