One of my goals, while I was off from childcare during my cancer treatments, was to try to get my longarming caught up…that didn’t happen.
I did make some progress though. I got these four quilts finished and ready to be gifted to fundraisers. I get a lot of requests from people over the year for donations. I do my best to oblige. There are so many good causes out there and I like to support as many as I can.
Thanks to the help from some of you, I was able to finish four tops that will be donated throughout the year.
I had saved back several pet-themed quilt tops as they came in from blog readers. This is one of them. How cute with the kitties.
The colors on this are so bright.
I used a variegated yellow thread on this…I did a simple stipple motif.
I had some black leftover binding strips so I used them up on this.
Speaking of using things up. I pieced the backing together using up leftover pieces of yellow and green large polka dot fabrics. I thought it looked fun with the bright colors on the front.
I will be donating this to the local animal rescue when they hold their benefit. I am hoping someone will love it and donate a good amount of money for it.
I’m sorry I don’t know who donated that quilt top…
The next top was from the Cresco Ladies. They provided… the backing too.
This one is also pet-themed…this time, it’s dogs.
It’s not a super fancy quilt but I’m hoping someone who attends the animal rescue fundraiser will love it. It’s a perfect throw size or as we call them around here…couch quilt-sized.
Maybe a pug loved will think the pug on the quilt looks just like their pug…
I did a simple stipple on this too using brown thread on the top. I thought about using black but didn’t what black thread going through the cute puppy fabric.
This is the backing fabric they sent along.
Here’s another dog-themed quilt. This one is all primary colors!
I did a “flame” motif on this. I again used the variegated yellow thread on the top of this.
I bound it in red.
So many fun prints went into this quilt.
This one sat for a bit because I couldn’t figure out what to use for the backing. Any blue or red I had was the total wrong color. I ended up going with this white.
This one I’m saving back for the animal rescue group as well. I think that has me covered for all of their events in 2022. That makes me happy.
A HUGE shout out to the people who donated the tops for these quilts. I’m so thrilled to be able to donate to the animal rescue groups. I think it’s a great cause.
If anyone ever makes quilt tops that are pet-themed and they want to donate them, I’ll happily finish them and donate them on.
I had one more finish. This is the wonderful top I told you about in Monday’s post. I had told you that this one needed a little TLC longarming as it didn’t lay completely flat.
It ended up turning out just fine.
No one would ever know that it didn’t lay flat.
I’m a firm believer that if you ever have a quilt like that, use a stipple motif for the quilting.
Isn’t it a pretty quilt? So much work went into this.
In the photo above the binding looks black but it’s really the same purple I used on the backing.
I am not sure where this will be donated to yet. I know there are several fundraisers that ask me throughout the year. This will go to one of those…
Rosie was not happy that she had to stay in the house while I took pictures.
Again…MANY thanks to those who took the time to make these tops. I’m so pleased I could team up with you to help some worthy causes!!