I spent my evenings last week quilting with a blog reader Marion. Well under complete disclosure I wasn’t actually quilting “with” her as in both of us being in the same room at the same time….I was busy quilting her charity quilt tops on the long arm.
Marion has sent me quilts before and the are always AWESOME! She specializes in baby quilts. She does a great job sending both “boy” quilt tops and “girl” quilt tops. Much of what I get often leans a bit towards girls and goodness knows we want out little boys wrapped in love too!!
I thought I take some pictures and show off some of Marion’s work. I know many of you also do charity quilts and all of Marion’s tops are great for inspiration. The top is simple with square in a squares off set by alternating plain blocks.
I did really good finding some perfect backings for the quilts… Check out the picture below. The striped fabric on the left is the backing…it was a sheet from the thrift store.
This next one is also a boy themed too.
This one is a fun mix of four patches, solid blocks and rail fence blocks. Again I did good with a nice backing…this was a piece that was in a box of donated fabric.
The next one I am sure started out as a panel. After cutting the panel apart Marion framed them. Then she alternated the blocks with both four patches and rail fence blocks….I love it.
Here’s a close up picture….at the time of writing this blog post, I haven’t found a backing for this one. I think I am combing leftovers of two of the other quilts and will see if that will make a backing.
There’s a simple but pretty quilt….These are a modified rail fence block. The colors are so good. I found a green sheet that is going to be the backing. It matches a little better than the lighting shows.
I was super excited when I unfolded this one. I have had the piece of fabric for a couple years. I got it at the thrift store for 50 cents. There were three yards there so there was enough. YAHOO! I’ve tried and tried to find a home for this piece and with Marion’s help, it finally happened.
Here is the quilt laid out….
This quilt is so cute in person. I love the idea that Marion used. Those heart blocks are the cutest…Marion took white fabric and sewed the lines you see out of varying colors of thread. Then see added the heart and crazily stitched it down. So cute and whimsical.
Here’s another done with the same treatment.
Here is another quilt from Marion…this one I have finished!! Isn’t it cute too?
No exciting backing on this one…just a simple tan sheet.
Here’s the last one…so cute. These hearts were raw edge embroidered to the squares. Then a simple block was created to go with the heart blocks.
The backing for this was donated by a blog reader…It’s perfect!! All of the same colors are in the front and back.
I once asked Marion if she only makes baby quilts…she said, “Ya, I get bored and quit at baby sized.” Ha…Good plan. I’ve so enjoyed working on Marion’s quilts. I’ve since finished all of the quilts that were featured here today…can you believe I’m out of Marion quilts?
The quilts are getting packed up today and sent off to volunteer binders. One of my goals for when I was off was to get lots of the charity quilts finished and out to binders. I’ve done all the prep work for my cancer re-screening. Tomorrow is the actual test day…finders crossed that all will be okay.