If it's Monday, it must be ribbon candy!
Today is a super-busy day, so I won't actually get to quilt ribbon candy, so instead I'll show you a quilt from last year that never made it to my blog:
I love my Squared Away Cutie Pattern and I love it even more because it uses the fabulous Kimberly Einmo's Solidish fabrics.
Making me love it the most is the ribbon candy I stitched in the black fabric:
If ribbon candy doesn't come naturally for you, try using my ribbon candy stencil. It makes ribbon candy a BREEZE!
This quilt is now in a bag waiting for me to deliver it to my local police station. I've delivered 5 quilts so far, and need another 25.
I live in a smallish town and have very little interaction with the police, but I want to show them my appreciation. The Lieutenant who received them was surprised and very appreciative, and I loved the letter he sent back to me. (I covered the letterhead and signature because I don't know what I'm allowed to put online, but I promise this is official)
I already have 3 or 4 quilts in the bag, ready to go. I expect to get a lot of quilting done this month since I start my IV treatments tomorrow and they include steroids that will keep me awake for weeks and weeks! As I'm quilting, I'll think of these serious officers hugging their quilts like a teddy bear. Once I'm driving again, I'll drop off the next 5 (or 10, or 20) quilts until my local police force each have a quilt.
Do you surprise people with quilts? Where is your favorite place to donate quilts?