Blog readers often send unwanted quilt tops to support charity projects to me to finish. Me, along with the help of some great machine quilters and volunteer binders, get the quilt tops finished and off to charities or charitable projects. If you’d like to learn more about the charity quilt project, follow this link.
Another Beautiful Charity Quilt Finish!
This quilt top was made by Barb in Michigan. What a beautiful combination of prints: blue, tan, gold and brown. I mailed this top to Cheryl in Dallas, and she quilted and did the binding for this treasure. The quilt top is on the longarm with the computer doing a digital edge-to-edge pattern.
What a fun quilt pattern. It looks very complicated, but the computer makes it easy! This one is called Gypsy Feathers, designed by Donna Kleinke. It is available at www.digitechpatterns.com
A combination of feathers and floating bubbles.
The finished quilt in a Dallas backyard. The quilt is 78″ x 90″, a generous twin-size.
Notice how the blue and brown blocks surrounding the center are four different patterns: pinwheels, 9-patches, half square triangles, and flying geese.
Don’t you love the intricate center motif? Barb machine stitched the center pinwheel, and the thread for each blade of the pinwheel matches the fabric. How’s that for attention to detail!
Barb included matching fabric for the quilt back. That is a nice contribution, but certainly not necessary for the charity quilt tops you sent in.
There was enough of the backing fabric left over to make the binding. Doesn’t it just “go” with the front of the quilt?
Barb’s quilt is on the way to House of Hope in Gainesville, Florida. House of Hope is home for 7 to 10 women at the time who have recently been released from jail. The gals stay for 6 months while they learn a new way to live without resorting to the activities that haunted their past lives. The House operates on a very small budget provided by the local churches and businesses; very little is spent on luxuries or frills These quilts are almost as beautiful as the smiles on the faces of the women when they get their “welcome” gift.
A HUGE thank you to both Cheryl and Barb for their great work in helping out House of Hope!!