Row Quilt for Charity

A friend sent me an email a few weeks ago with a picture of a row quilt, and wanted some advice on adding some borders.  She said the quilt was long and narrow, made from a kit, and she wanted to expand it to make it bed size.   Then amazingly, she said she wanted it …

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Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project Update

Update! - If you are finding this post in January 2019, please click on 2019 Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project for the latest information on the 2019 Project. The support for this quilt drive continues, and it seems to be building.  Even if you do not sew or quilt, there is a way for you to …

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California Fire Quilt – Finishing the last quilt

The last of the three quilts we worked on for the Ventura California quilt guild group was loaded on the longarm, with the other gorgeous wide backing from Backside Fabrics. This time I decided to use a golden polyester thread, the same one I used on the Japanese Art Quilt. I used the panto Fascination …

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Sampler Quilts for Elizabeth House

I've been concentrating on charity quilts in for the past few weeks, and recently quilted two sampler style quilts meant for Elizabeth House, a local hospice. Both quilts are samplers of a block of the month, pieced by a lady who made two blocks a month.  The blocks were assembled into two quilts by my …

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Building a Brighter Year Quilt

Last fall during the Autumn Jubilee, quilter Diann won the prize of quilting a table topper.  She contacted me to ask if I would do a small quilt for a charity called Building a Brighter Year instead of her table topper.  This charity supports families with infants facing medical challenges and financial hardship in Colorado.  …

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Barnyard Quilt and Summer Theme Quilt for Project Linus

One of the things I like to keep in mind as I am doing charity quilts is boy appropriate quilts.  It is so easy for me to do a girls theme, I have so many florals in my stash.  But boys are a bit of a challenge for me.  Sometimes I can get a boy-inspired …

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Quilting Another Charity Quilt

Every time I do a quilt, I learn something, and I try to pass along those lessons.  This one was no different.  I was originally given this quilt and backing about 4 months ago with a group of quilts.  They came from my friend whose neighborhood group in the local guild is making quilts for …

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Back to the Blue and Yellow Charity Quilt

When we left this project before the Christmas in July event, my longarm had completely locked up. I was flabbergasted, it always chooses a holiday weekend to give me trouble, and this happened over the 4th of July weekend. Then, the fabulous tech support guy, Randy, who can solve just about anything over the phone …

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Finishing the Offset Diamond quilt

This offset diamond quilt is really resonating with me right now, I like both the design and the colors. It needed some borders to make it bigger, so I added both a print fabric border, and a scrappy one to use up more of the scrap chaos. Then I loaded it on the longarm to …

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Quilt for a Boy, part 2

There were so many good suggestions on how to finish the Boys Quilt D9P, and I did think about all of them.  Thanks to everyone that commented.  If you missed the first part, click on Boys Quilt.  Ultimately, I did go with the blue print on the left, for two reasons.  One, most liked it …

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Meeting a Charity Quilting Goal

One thing about quilting for charity is the need never ends.  There are so many worthy causes to give to, and it gets hard to decide what to do next.  It has been pointed out several times that the most difficult quilts to get donated are the ones suitable for an older boy.  It is …

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