Friday, November 13, 2020

Recent Charity Quilt Finishes

I make a lot of quilts. In fact, as we "speak" I have at least 3 dozen (more like 4 dozen) quilt tops hanging in my studio closet. Many are made for class samples. Some just because. Since I regularly receive fabric bundles from fabric companies to feature here on my blog, I just make whatever suits my fancy!

Stella Baby Logs. No border. 40" x 50"

My quilt guild here in Northern Virginia contributes about 200 quilts to a few local charities. The beauty is that I don't have to quilt them! Just hand over a top and one of several ladies will put it on her longarm machine with batting and backing and work her magic. I do like to put the binding on, so she gives them back to me and I bind them and then photograph them. Then back to Jeannie they go for donations. I figure I donate between 2 and 3 dozen a year. Do I make a dent in my stash? Hardly!

The quilt above is one of 5 Sweet Baby Logs quilts I've made. It is so fat quarter friendly. The blocks are 10" and I decided to not add a border. This was from a large set of fat quarters from Windham Fabrics called "Stella." I used up every, single piece!

Here are two of my Tilt patterns. Let the fabric do the work!

Frogs alternating with dots


I gave Jeannie the blocks and she added the sashing and quilted it. Again, what little kid (mostly boys) doesn't like snakes!?
Snake blocks alternating with dots

Here is one I made using the Toadily Cute collection by Benartex. It has these sweet froggy and dragonfly panels and I gave each of them a 2" border, added some horizontal strips and - DONE! Jeannie gave it those outer blue borders and it's ready for any little child to cuddle under.

Toadily Cute: 40" x 44"

Here's one of several Storm at Sea quilts left over from my 2013 workshops. No border. Paper pieced boats. Jeannie quilted it and I added the stripped binding. This was made with my own Tri-Recs type of ruler, but the pattern does have paper templates. The illusion of curves is due to the two different angles in those triangles. Fun, huh?

Storm at Sea: 35" x 35"

I'll stop for now. I still have bindings to put on several more quilts. I had handed 10 quilts to Jeannie last month and she returned all of them to me at once. GULP!

Thanks for stopping by. Another day, another quilt!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for some new ideas. I may be borrowing some design ideas. 😉

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  2. Hi Debby! So much eye candy and certainly some squirrels that I'm trying so hard to keep at bay. I have been meaning to make a Stella baby quilt - or that idea maybe. Thanks for sharing! ~smile~ Roseanne

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