Community Quilts from Barb

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…

Barb writes:

 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!!

6 thoughts on “Community Quilts from Barb”

  1. So many beautiful quilts from those Ceresco ladies! All are so nicely finished and I agree, some child will cherish receiving one and feel loved by it.

  2. There’s so much lovely work done on these quilts, from piecing them to quilting and finishing. Everyone is so talented.

  3. The quilts are so very pretty. The one with the flowers and animals in the circles in it is fabulous! I know how much time and care it takes to make those circles good. I like it the best. They all are very very well done.

  4. I know I am going to ask alot, but it’s for a good cause. About 2-3 weeks ago one of your blog readers said that she was making quilt of valor blocks and the group she gave them could no longer accept them for awhile. I though I saved the email but I can not find it. I have a local group of valor group who would gladly take any that she would be willing to donate. I have information to forward to her but again I can not find the email.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated

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