Blog readers often send me quilt tops. I machine quilt the tops and bind them. Then the finished quilts are sent off to a worthy charity. This is one of those….
You might remember that last week I told you about a wonderful quilt top that Elley sent to be quilted for charity. At the same time she also sent this one. I love this one too.
This one is baby quilt sized. I used the same edge to edge quilting design on this one as I did on Elley’s other top. I just love the way it looks. The thread I used is actually a little darker than the cream background fabric. I’ve found that using the darker thread make the design more pronounced. I love doing that.
I had to dig around quite awhile to find a blue homespun for the binding. All the other blues I had seemed a little to bright.
The backing was a little funky. It’s kind of cowboy/bandana themed and although it’s a little loud, I thought it would work. I think it was sent to me by a blog reader….It really does take many hands to make light work.
We’re keeping this one here. Kelli is now working at a nursing home and she’ll be on the look our for a resident who might be able to make good use of it. I know when my mother in law was in the nursing home she loved having a small quilt.
Thanks for the great quilt tops Elley. It was a privilege to get to work with them.
Today we’re sharing our finished quilt at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Crazy Mom Quilts, and Link a Finish Friday.
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Firs thanks for all you do for charity. I love that quilt, would be a great one to do for a small lap. Could you tell me how wide the strips are?
3 1/2″ strips. It was a great quilt.
The baby quilt is so beautiful. Do you have any idea of what the pattern/block name is?
Very pretty quilt …love the binding and the quilting really sets it off.
Here is a comment posted by Elley, a blog reader, with link to the free pattern!
The lap/baby quilt is Astrodelic and is a free pattern that is on the art gallery fabrics site – http://www.artgalleryfabrics.com/cgi-bin/fabricshop/projects.cgi?patternID=85
See her comment here: