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Monday, June 29, 2020

Squad Car Quilt

A couple of weeks ago my aunt, who lives in Michigan, asked if I would
make an adult size quilt and a couple of baby quilts
to be used in squad cars and the ambulance in her small town.
The baby quilts I had made, but I didn't have an adult size quilt
done that would be appropriate.

Out came some fabrics and some simple, mindless sewing began.

Sometimes simple is best.
Sixteen patch blocks were made from some
shweshwe fabrics I had, paired up with the turquoise solid.


Some straight line grid quilting was done diagonally on the quilt.


I've had this fun fabric in my stash for a long time
and thought it would make a great backing for a squad car quilt.


Prayers were said over this quilt as it was being sewn.
One prayer was that it wouldn't be needed often or at all!


The pops of color in the shweshwe add so much to the design.


It has been washed and is in the pile with a few other quilts.
My aunt is going back home tomorrow,
so these will be delivered today.

Happy Quilting!
Be safe and be well!


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that was very nice of you to whip up a quilt for her! someone will be pleased to have that

Vicki W said...

What a great idea and such soothing colors!

Needled Mom said...

I really like this one, Ramona. The fabrics are so pretty and that turquoise if perfect in it. Hope it goes unneeded too.

straythreads said...

That turned out so nice. From the title I was expecting little appliqué old fashioned police cars

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

It's so nice; the colors are peaceful and soothing~ exactly the purpose of this quilt. Well done!

Sewing Up A Storm said...

The quilt looks really nice and it is something that either men or women would love so that is a win, win. I love the backing you chose.

Libby in TN said...

Yes, simple is best. Especially when working with a deadline.

Julie said...

This is a great quilt and going to such a wonderful cause! You are getting so much done!

Vicki in MN said...

A simple quilt can still be very effective. I like how you laid out your colors. It was so nice of you to drop everything and whip this one up.