Another charity quilt has been completed! This contribution is from Dana Bartlett. I sent it to Cheryl in Dallas for quilting and binding.
Look at this color combination: gray, olive green, and pure white. It is a stretch for me to even imagine how these colors would go together, but Dana made an excellent choice with these colors and patterns. I need to expand my horizons, and you blog readers are helping me do that.
The digital quilt pattern is “Curly Feathers” by Jessica Schick. It is available on the Urban Elementz website.
Cheryl does all steps in the binding process on her domestic sewing machine. Here she is sewing the binding to the front of the quilt as the first step in that process.
The binding gets nicely squared off corners.
The second step is to sew the binding to the back side of the quilt top.
It worked! The top view of the quilt binding is perfectly aligned so the finishing seam is even.
Many quilters believe that bindings must be hand-sewn in place, and they find it relaxing to do. For others, however, who have not-so-much time (me) or arthritis in their hands (Cheryl), machine binding is the preferred method.
And now the final reveal on a backyard fence in Dallas. Isn’t this a beauty?!
Here’s a close-up showing the intricate piecing of the central motif. Dana did a fabulous job of piecing this. All the points are perfectly matched-up. The Quilt Police won’t be able to find any fault with this fine workmanship.
Let’s do a close-up at one of the olive green stars.
. . . and another of the dark stars. I love stars of any kind and this quilt top has a variety of colors, sizes, and shapes.
The backing was a collaborative effort. I contributed the dark gray sheet, and that became the top and the bottom sections. The lime green portion in the center is from a lengthy piece of yardage given to Cheryl by a quilter in Texas who wanted the fabric to be used for charity quilts. The smaller gray stripes are from Cheryl’s scrappy stash. Contributions from four quilters who have never met each other came together in this beautiful quilt. That’s how the Quilting Community works.
The backing looks like it was planned that way when the quilt top was created.
The finished project gets the approval of Tide, the resident Quilt Inspector in Dallas. (No, not the detergent; think “Roll, Tide, Roll.”)
And Libe got to chew on the batting and backing trimmings when the quilt came off the frame.
This gray and lime green beauty is on its way via Federal Express to the House of Hope in Gainesville, Florida. The next new resident there will complete the circle of this quilt’s destiny.
Thanks ladies! And pups!
Isn’t is great to see that many hands came together to make such an awesome quilt!