Dec 5, 2008

And another one

This little quilt is made in the Chinese coin pattern. I think that the name comes from the fact that many years ago (I don't know if this is still the case) Chinese money came with a hole in the middle, so that it could be stacked up on a spindle. Sort of the equivalent of our penny rolls. I had one of those coins when I was a kid. Anyhow, it's also a donation quilt. And I have found a new place to donate it to, too. (Pardon the dangling participle, but my old English teachers don't read my blog. They would all be in teacher heaven by now, anyhow.) So what I have done is to join up with a lovely group of ladies who do needlework over at our civic center once a week. And we donate a lot of stuff that we make to help homeless people to get back on their feet, and overcome their homelessness.
To make this quilt in a hurry, cut long strips that are 2 1/2 inches wide and join up two or three at a time. Slice the strips into 4 1/2 inch wide pieces, mix them up, and join the pieces into 36 or 45 inch strips. Cut background fabric into 3 1/2 inch wide strips and join the quilt top together. Add borders. This quilt is approximately 33 by 41 inches.


jovaliquilts said...

Chinese coin quilts always have a certain charm. I made one with African fabrics for my daughter and it's still one of my favorite quilts. I like your idea of using them for donations, as they make up quickly.

Mitzi Zohar said...

I never knew where the name Chinese Coins came from, thanks! Now that you've given the directions I want to run downstairs and make one.

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