Do you remember me saying I met a blog reader named Barb at the cross stitch retreat I went to? Well, Barb has been a long-time reader and has started finishing quilts for the community quilt project. It was so good to meet her and today I’m sharing with you the quilts she recently finished…
I have been working hard at the free-motion quilting on the longarm recently and have three more finished Community quilts to share with you. These three are so cute and they will be going to foster kids in my area. So often these children have very little to call their own and I hope to give many more quilts to this worthwhile cause.
The first quilt is multicolored squares and rectangles with a pretty border of balloons and ribbons. I had a Mickey Mouse fabric that matched very well so that is the backing and a dark red for binding. The quilting is freehand flowers done all over with light green thread.
Next, we have a larger kid’s quilt that features bugs, flowers, and bird squares alternating with four patches. This quilt is adorable and was so much fun to quilt! I used green thread to quilt a leaf pattern in the 4 patches and did a meander and loops to highlight the blocks. The backing is a green gingham with little critters and blooms. Bright yellow binding finished it off.
The last quilt is a similar pattern to the first one but has more pink and blue squares and is matched with a pink striped border. The quilting this time is daisy chains in pink thread and a picket fence all around the borders. The backing is a lavender print and the binding is light pink with white dots.
Thanks so much to the talented quiltmakers who donated these tops and to you Jo for sending them to me to be finished! I know the kids who receive these quilts will love them. I’ve already started on the next batch!
I believe these tops were all made by the Cresco Ladies. I know I’ve seen them all before. I think Barb is doing an amazing job with her long arm. I’m very impressed with her work.
Barb was so sweet and recently sent me some cross-stitch patterns. These are two pieces that she finished and then passed the charts to me. I really want to make them both and hope to get to them soon-ish. With everything I would like to say soon…but soon-ish seems much more accurate. HA!! I love these both.
Barb sent a couple of other patterns too. She is so nice…I am so glad I was able to meet her in person. Putting a name with a face is always good.
Thanks for your work on these Barb…and thanks to the Cresco Ladies for the tops!!