Saturday, February 20, 2016

Charity Quilt Finishes

First, I must announce the winner to the Oh, Fudge 10" square bundle of fabrics from Benartex. Nancy R. of Virginia is the lucky winner. Congratulations, Nancy!

I make a LOT of samples. Some to test my own patterns before I teach. Some, just to play with fabric (what fun, huh?)

I gave these four to Kathy Gray of Virginia who donated her longarm services to finish them off. Let me show them to you, ok?

Since my original Butterfly quilt was stolen in 2005, I remade it using some fun bright prints. This is 38" x 56"and has gone to a specific hospital wing here in Fairfax, VA called the Butterfly Unit. I understand it is not a happy place as it's full of sick children who are gravely ill. They ask for quilt donations with a butterfly theme. Now my quilt is really happy, to be able to cheer up an ill child!
Bright Butterflies at Night

This quilt was just a test-drive using hexagons. No set in seams, of course. And I used my tried and true Magical Mitering Technique to finish the borders. 38" x 44". Kathy donated this to another local children's charity.
Celebrating Hexagon Bugs
This blue and yellow four block quilt is made using my pattern for the Good Luck Block. It is sewn using two strips joined with a 1/4" seam. Then the strips are cut apart into squares and then triangles; pieces are swapped and sewn back together. NO templates. All rotary cut and stitched. I taught this as a class at least 15 times and I've retired the class. Now some little child can enjoy the happy, smiling suns in the border and the rain boots in the center! It measures 46" x 46"
Four Block Good Luck Quilt
And, the fourth quilt, was made using my Twisted Hexagons pattern. Again, this was a class sample. I fussy cut the center hexagons to capture that beautiful peacock. It was a Benartex Fabrics collection called Fern Fancy. It is 34" x 50". Notice how I had to use two different border prints in this one, too! Whatever works! Just get it into the hands of a child, I say.

Fern Fancy with Twisted Hexagon Blocks
Kathy even put the binding on these four! I had it prepared and she did the finishing. Thank you, Kathy!

I have several more lined up, especially a few with a butterfly theme. Hope you enjoyed seeing these.

6 comments:

  1. Those will each make for comforting and happy recipients.

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  2. I am sure the children will enjoy these quilts

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  3. I love the upper and lower border prints that you used in your Butterflies quilt! the butterflies provide "instant satisfaction" with their happy colors, and the borders give details that I think children would really enjoy analysing. Such a great quilt!

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  4. These are each so interesting to look at, I bet the kids will be able to look at the different patterns to gain focus even on the bad days. Such cheerful designs!

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  5. These are each so interesting to look at, I bet the kids will be able to look at the different patterns to gain focus even on the bad days. Such cheerful designs!

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  6. I love them all and I'm sure they'll be treasured by those children. The colors definitely are cheerful!

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