In 2012, I began this journey of making quilts for kids in the foster system and Yellow Ribbon marks my 100th donation quilt. I had inherited a lot of fabric after my Mom passed away, and while I had no urgent need for fabric at that time, as someone dedicated to recycling/reducing/reusing/repurposing, I figured I could put it to use, and ultimately decided I would make quilts to give to foster kids. I always try to incorporate a piece of fabric that was from my Mom, Granny, Mother-in-law Edith, or Aunt Betty, but in the past year it’s becoming more difficult, as the stash I inherited has dwindled considerably! For this, I used my yellow, white, grey and black scraps, so there are a lot of pieces of the past fabric in it.
I have been making quilts since the ’80’s, but have never been what I would consider a hard core quilter, and I still don’t actually consider myself a typical quilter. I love the piecing aspect of the quilting process, but the sandwiching batting and then stitching/quilting has been something I’ve only started doing more of in the past two years. I usually back my tops with fleece, and tie them, which is a process that just seems to work really well for me. If you’re interested in the process, check out my posts about making a quanket:
This was donated to the County of Ventura, Children & Family Services for a child in foster care in June 2020.