Charity Quilt Finish from Cherie

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….

I am so embarrassed that it has taken me so long to quilt this quilt.  It’s a beauty and I’ve always know it was.  At first I didn’t know how to quilt it….then I realized how big and nice it was that I didn’t think it should be sent out as a charity quilt.  I’ve thought it would do better as a raffle or auction quilt.

Then it got on the bottom of the stack.  UGH.


Then after a blog reader asked me about quilting motifs and I said sometimes you just have to do it.  I thought I best take my own advice.  I went to the sewing room and pulled out this quilt.

Isn’t it gorgeous??  I love it.  It’s scrappy and wonderful.  All sorts of fabrics are included from plaids to batiks to tone on tones.  As long as it was a shade of blue or green, it went in the quilt and it worked!!


Maker of the quilt, Cheri, writes the quilt top is Zigzay 9 by Cnthis Sary Drajna with Iowa Star Designs.

This is the motif I ended up using.  It’s a favorite of mine.


See the close ups.  You really can see that any blues and greens were included in the quilt.

Cheri sent the backing and binding.  She made great picks for each.


I love that Cheri used the light green for the back ground.  I typically think…background-white!  I don’t think of other colors for backgrounds.


Thanks so much for sending the quilt top, backing and binding Cheri.  I apologize it took me so long to get it finished but my-oh-my I think it turned out awesome.

I’m keeping this one in my pile for now waiting for the next worthy benefit to pass it on to….

Today we’re sharing our finished quilt at  Confessions of a Fabric AddictCrazy Mom Quilts, and Link a Finish Friday.

9 thoughts on “Charity Quilt Finish from Cherie”

  1. What a beautiful quilt! And you’re right jo, I think background white too, I’ll have to get brave and try another color like Cheri!

  2. It is gorgeous and someone will be the lucky person to get it and love it. The top quilting really makes it more interesting, and I also love the use of the light green for her background fabric. Thanks for sharing the pattern name with us all.

  3. Your quilting is terrific! I just realized the binding is from a line that Ami Simms did several years back. Ami said she scanned the bottom of one of those plastic post office bins, the ones that are corrugated like cardboard….funny, right? I know you’ll find the absolute perfect donation for this quilt. Awesome, Jo!!!

  4. Cheri, what a stunner of a quilt. It rather inspires me to be a bit more adventures in my choices, including that background color. And Jo’s quilting really sets it off nicely. Together you should raise a nice sum for some worthy cause.

  5. That’s a beautiful quilt. I love the pattern, the fabric chosen for it and the quilting. I never considered that color combo, but it would be great for an older boy’s quilt. Thanks to both
    you and Cheri for making this quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I love the zig zag border. I don’t think I would have been adventurous enough to put all those colors together – but they look fabulous. Excellent quilting also – thanks for sharing.

  8. I like that pattern, so looked it up. Zigzag 9 by Cynthia A. Stary Drajna, Iowa Star Designs. It was published by a few years ago, and is still available there.

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