Charity Quilts and FREE Pattern

I gave an Atlantan friend 8 quilt tops that she offered to quilt and donate to a local charity. Judy D. sent me photos of 5 of them. I actually forgot about a few of these! Allow me to share them with you, along with a FREE pattern for one of them.

The first is one of my leftover samples from a workshop I taught about 10 years ago! I called it Rainbow Strips and Curves. (You can even see the Rainbow Strips quilt.) This is the same picture frame curved corners as I use in my Photo Corners quilt.

Rainbow Curves in browns and golds

This is the Photo Corners quilt that also uses the same units. Check it out!

Photo Corners Quilt. A great way to fussy cut a beautiful motif!

Here's another leftover from my very popular Gretchen workshop. I have made this quilt almost a dozen times. I'm also teaching this for a Georgia guild in March (via Zoom).

Gretchen Quilt

This 3rd quilt uses some leftover log cabin blocks. But I didn't want it to be square (2 x 2 blocks). I set it in my 1-2-1 assembly and - boom! - a larger, rectangular quilt.

Scrappy Logs quilt

Here is the FREE pattern. I made this quilt using a Windham Fabrics collection called Moonstruck. This was a fun way to play with gentle curves. It also demonstrates my "When 4 Becomes 5 Assembly." I split 1/4 of each of the 4 blocks and turned them so they would create the look of a 5th block in the center.

Ezekiel's Wheel: 62" x 62"

The last of these 5 charity quilts uses a technique that I created about 15 years ago. I always wanted to teach it as a workshop (and I still may). You start with squares that get turned in pieced triangles and then they get cut in a magical way. I call it Star Spinners. I love this pink and chocolate brown version! I pulled out my workshop box and I have another whole set of blocks just itching to become a quilt.

Star Spinners

Thank you, Judy D. of North Georgia. You worked your magic with your longarm, finished them with binding and have given them to a local hospital treating sick children. Blessings on you!


  1. Love the Star Spinners pattern. Friendship Star is a favorite. Hope you have the pattern. Stay safe

    1. Hi, Nancy. Yes, a good reminder that I must get that box out of the garage and visit those blocks. Thanks for the nudge!

  2. These quilts are wonderful and u r so generous to donate them....I had been missing your emails...glad to hear from you...Happy New Year....Lori Holmes

    1. Hi, Lori. I am slow about replying to this but it was great to hear from you, too! And I'm glad that Judy D. could make good use of the quilts for a noble cause. Isn't that what it's about anyway?

  3. How nice of you to donate them! I really like each one of them for different reasons, but the ones I can see myself making are the log cabin and the friendship star ones. Your sense of color and fabric combination always impresses me!

  4. What a wonderful donation. My favorites are the Rainbow Curves and the Scrappy Log Cabin Stars.

    1. Yes, that Rainbow Curves was one I first published in Quilt Magazine 15 years ago. The brown one was so large I let someone else "wrestle" it under the needle. Glad it can make someone warm at night!

  5. I love how you changed the blocks in Ezekiel's Wheel to make the middle block! Also that you changed the third charity log cabin star quilt to 1 - 2 -1 setting to make it a rectangle quilt! And! The chocolate and pink quilt is my kind of quilt not just the color but also the quilting in the stars I see chocolates with pink roses in the stars! Happy Happy! Thanks for sharing! I learned so much!


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