Look what is done and shipped! This Touchdown Quilt was made for a 16 year old foster child, Diego. I volunteered to make it through a charity on IG called @quiltforachild. I supersized the quilt by adding an extra column of footballs plus a top and bottom border. It is 70x71 inches.
I can't even count how many Color Catchers I used on this and finally I picked up a bottle of Synthrapol from my local quilt shop. One wash with the 2 teaspoons as it calls for did not do the job, but half a small bottle and another wash did the trick. Diego's favorite color is read and there is plenty of red in this!
Rachel did an amazing job with the quilting! She chose this football pattern that had helmets, footballs in various sizes, and whistles.. The quilting shows up so well on the red backing with the black thread.
The request for this quilt and quilts for seven other foster boys came out in September. The delivery would coincide with Christmas, so Gwen asked if we could include a gift along with the quilt. My daughter and I got several gifts and a stocking with lots of goodies for Diego too--we had to send everything in two boxes to Tennessee. I hope this makes a memorable Christmas for him!