Community Quilts from Cathy

I have quilts from Cathy to share with you today.  They are a fun batch made by the Cresco Ladies.

Cathy writes:
“Today I have more quilts to share with you and your readers. In November and December, I went on a “finishing frenzy” and was able to finish off lots of little quilts for Quilts for Kids here in Utah. Here are six of them, now finished and donated, whose tops were sent 
to me by you.

The first four were pieced by the Cresco ladies. This first one I’m calling Blue Bubbles because it is a cute bathtime-themed quilt. It was quilted on my domestic machine with little loops.

The little birdie quilt stole my heart with those adorable nests and mix of floral prints. This one got a simple stipple treatment.

Both of those little quilts shared a lovely blue 100% cotton sheet for a backing.

The top I tackled was this bright and happy little elephant quilt. The quilting was double loops. some child will love these whimsical critters!

The backing was a multi-colored speckle print from my stash.

I had so much fun with this next one – Winnie the Pooh! What kid (or adult) doesn’t love Winnie the Pooh? Everyone has a favorite character (amirite?).

Jo, you sent the teddy bear backing to me, and I thought it was a great match-up with the bears and the colors. Pooh and friends are sporting the same loopy quilting.

The next two little quilts came to me as one top measuring 54×72”. Since our chapter of Quilts for Kids doesn’t take quilts that large, I split it in two, unpicking the center seam. The I sewed two side borders on each so that they each measure 44×54”.

As you can see, one was quilted with loops and the other with a stipple. Maybe these will go to twins who can tell them apart by the quilting design!

They both got this lovely aqua backing that I bought specifically for them.

And that’s it for this batch!

Wow…Ladies.  You teamed up to finish some great quilts.  Many thanks to the Cresco Ladies and many thanks to Cathy.  She does wonderful work.  It’s so inspiring that you finish these with your domestic machine!!  I love hearing that.  Too often people think a long arm is needed.  Cathy is proving that notion completely wrong.

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