Chris is a newer finisher to the bunch and I’m just thrilled that she joined us and is already cranking out finished quilts. I just love adding new finishers and I always have tops here just waiting for anyone who volunteers. I just got a message from someone with 22 quilt tops and they are looking for someone to finish them. It’s a great problem to have…so I have to ask, is anyone wanting to finish some quilt tops??
“Here are three quilts I recently finished. I’m pretty sure they’re all from the Cresco Ladies. I provided the backs, batting and binding, and quilted all of them on my old Bernina.
The first I named “Monkey in the Middle.” It features an adorable embroidered monkey swinging from a branch.
The many borders… make the quilt 45 x 45. I quilted it with a simple crosshatch and finished it with a poison green binding that I think goes well with it.
The next quilt has fussy-cut monkeys (I sense a theme with these quilts!), kitties, and frogs. I had fun with this one and free-motioned some hearts using a variegated rose thread. The backing has Holly Hobby-type girls on it, and I finished it with a rose-colored binding. I’m sure some little girl will be very happy cuddling up with this quilt, which finished at 40×48.
The last quilt I named Harry Potter, for obvious reasons. I thought about free-motion quilting some Harry Potter-themed designs, but in the end, decided to keep things simple and used a double diamond pattern.
But I spiced it up with a pretty variegated thread that had the exact colors as the books.
The backing was a piece of fabric I found that had dark and darker greens, with metallic gold over it all. It looks like a night sky, except in green. I’m pretty happy with how it coordinated with the top. This quilt finished at 40×45.
All three quilts are going to Hope Cottage, a local women’s and children’s shelter. Thanks for letting me provide some cute warm quilts for the kiddos there! ”
Chris these turned out fabulous. Thanks so much for volunteering. Kudos to you for doing these on your domestic machine. I was never very good at doing that but you’ve made these look fabulous. Many thanks to Chris and of course the Cresco Ladies for making the tops. WHOOT!!
Before I close I have a request from quilt finisher Cathy Morrill.
“I am a donation quilter…I have many tops, thanks to Cresco guild, to finish. I would appreciate any spare batting and backing anyone could send my way. I will be put to good use. Happy quilting everyone🙋♀️🙋♀️🙋♀️”
Here is her email … email@example.com
If you have backing or batting to spare, your donations would be much appreciated.