Community Quilts from Laurie

Laurie outdid herself yet again.  I think these are all quilts from the Cresco Ladies.  She took them and made them SHINE!!  Laurie is such a talent.

To prove my point look at what she did with this pinwheel quilt.


The quilt has nine blocks and Laurie worked specialty stitches into all of them.


All of the quilting she did is very small.  It looks great!


Here’s the backing…

You can see the texture Laurie added with her quilting.

Here are more of the blocks…

If you someday get a longarm and want quilt tops to practice on, let me know and I’ll set you up.


Working on charity quilts is a great opportunity to hone your skills as a longarmer.


Obviously, Laurie is already a talent.


I’ve said it before and those of you who struggle with machine quilting have agreed that one of the hardest parts is coming up with the idea of what motif to use.


Because of that, I’ve included photos of all of the blocks.  I think Laurie has some great ideas.


Here is quilt #2 from Laurie…Laurie tried some unique designs in each section of this as well.

It is fun to see all of the various treatments.

I have to admit to loving the feathers on the top green section.


She found the perfect backing for it too!!

Quilt #3 is a panel quilt…


Laurie found the perfect backing.


The variety of machine quilting designs can be seen from the back.

Here is quilt #4.
This one got a wiggly cross hatch design in the center and custom quilting in the borders.

I sure hope a cat lover gets this one with the cute cat prints in it.


Laurie must have had a lot of this print as it made its way into the backs of several quilts.  It’s a versatile print that works nicely.

The last quilt of the day is this cute Peter Rabbit quilt.  Laurie had fun with this one!!  She quilted this one densely.


I love the big circle design on the light green.

Here is the backing.  The great quilting doesn’t show up the best on the colorful backing fabric…but it’s still there!!


Thanks so much, Laurie, for taking these quilts and making them shine.  Thanks to the Cresco ladies for making all of the cute little tops.

17 thoughts on “Community Quilts from Laurie

  1. Susan B

    Thank you Laurie for all the time, effort & talent you spent making each one of these quilts unique.
    Your quilting is amazing!!!

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  2. Judith Fairchild

    Great work Laurie. Such fun to quilt like you did thank you for showing us what’s possible. Some children and mommas are going to be very happy

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  3. Judith Fairchild

    Great work Laurie. Such fun to quilt like you did thank you for showing us what’s possible. Some children and mommas are going to be very happy . Thank you for doing such intricate work

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  4. Kate

    Great quilts and Laurie your quilting was beautiful! Thanks to all involved in making these quilts for some fortunate recipient.

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  5. Jane

    Hi Jo, what amazing quilting from Laurie.
    I have a question please. If you don’t know the answer maybe one of your many followers can help.
    Do you know the name of the quilts/ quilting technique where to batting is laid on the backing, and then each patch is attached – by hand stitching- and you work your way around the edges of the project.
    Each patch has just one or two edges folded under. As you go round all sides and move inwards you finally finish up in the middle of the quilt and turn under all edges of the final patch. It is now finished and quilted too.
    Help please, I have tried google for days, but don’t know the key word to use.
    Thanks Jane

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      1. Jane

        Thank you Jo. I figured that with sooo many followers in so many places, someone would have the answer for me. Jane

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  6. Yolanda McLaughlin

    Beautiful, beautiful quilt! I envy those who make amazing quilts. I wish I had learned this art! Thank you for providing us with these treasures.❣️❤️

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  7. Judy

    Love the pinwheel quilt. The quilting was amazing. Could u tell me the size of the block and sashing. Our group makes community quilts too.

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