Friday, February 19, 2016

Foothills Charity Quilt Finish

As part of the Foothills Piecemakers Quilt Guild, we make philanthropy quilts with members making blocks, making quilt tops, and/or quilting the quilts for various charities.  I did not make this quilt top but offered to quilt and bind it. The quilt was made by Penny Jones using some fun Cotton & Steel.


Charity quilts are wonderful quilts to practice new quilting and binding techniques. It is a win for the quilter to practice a skill and a win for the guild to have some of the quilt tops finished into quilts. For this quilt, I quilted a spiral in the 4-block sections of the quilt and a meander in the long rectangular pieces.  It was quick and easy and just a little extra compared to a simple meander.  I also sewed the binding on completely by machine, it was great to practice this new-to-me skill.  


This quilt is now off to a good home through the guild's charity program.




16 comments:

  1. It looks like it has a wonderful texture, I love the way the waves meet the ripples :)

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  2. The spirals are great, I need to try those! Lovely finish!

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  4. This is great! I haven't done the machine binding yet, I usually finish it by hand- was there a tutorial or link that you found helpful for learning how to do that?

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  5. I love the way the spirals grab my attention! I've been machine binding my quilts for about a year now, I think, and I love it. My bindings still aren't perfect, but they're pretty good.

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  6. Very colorful. The quilting looks great. I agree with Leanne, the spirals do catch your eye.

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  7. I love how you put the little spirals in the four patch blocks. What a beautiful quilt to be sending to a new home. I'm sure it will be well loved.

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  8. The technique really worked well!

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  9. What a lovely quilt! The quilting patterns in each section really emphasize the interesting pattern in the quilt.

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  10. This quilt is lovely. Thank you for making and donating it. I used to teach at-risk girls to sew. We made quilts and donated them! Thanks for sharing and bringing back a sweet memory!

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  11. Great quilting on a fun quilt. Yes, charity quilts do help you practice quilting designs.

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  12. Great quilt for charity. Love your quilting choices because they add that extra somethin'.

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  13. I machine bound a charity quilt for the first time recently as well. This is a really pretty quilt and I love those spirals as well. I agree that charity quilts are great for practicing quilting. I need to write a newsletter post to encourage my guild members to quilt some of our charity quilts and I think I'll quote your sentence above if that's o.k. with you CheryL.

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  14. Lovely quilt and such a good cause too. I know it will be well loved in its new home!

    -Soma

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  15. How awesome, Cheryl. I hope it will excite the person who receives it and provide them with warmth and comfort.

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  16. Very cool Charity Quilt, Cheryl. I like the quilting on it, do you do your own free motion, long arm quilting or have your quilts quilted by others?

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