Community Quilts from Joey

Joey is here today to put you all in the Christmas mood with her latest batch of finished community quilts.

Joey writes:

Christmas is the theme here. All donated to SWCAP for families that don’t qualify for any of the other programs.

Donated tops from Jo, these blocks are red benches, the backing was wrapped around this one, cardinals visit us & remind us of loved ones gone but not forgotten. Simple meandering.

This one was a large piece I quilted with loops & stars, swirls & curls. I used up some Christmas fabrics & made a scrappy backing, I also used the cut offs from the backing to use as binding.

Love snowmen, I quilted this with simple meandering, and again made a scrappy backing.

This is a cute crumb quilt, with solid opposite green blocks, and a vintage border. I did a different type of feathered border for the quilting. Practicing for a customer quilt. You can see it better in the photos below. I made yet another scrappy border. In the center I quilted circles.

Sweet green Christmas quilt Around the World, swirls in the border & cathedral window motif in the center, scrappy backing & binding.

These all turned out so nice. Joey did a great job jumping into her Christmas fabric stash and piecing backings. I love the extra details added to the quilting on the borders. So fun and I’m sure these will be keeping some kiddos warm this Christmas.

I believe all of these tops were made by the Cresco Ladies when they had a sewing get-together and everyone worked on Christmas quilts. What could be better than time with like-minded friends, doing a craft you love, and helping others? Cresco Ladies…you rock!!

7 thoughts on “Community Quilts from Joey”

  1. Susan the Farm Quilter

    Love how Joey uses the quilts to practice different motifs! Great way to learn them. A hint I was taught by Karen McTavish in a class was feathers come off the spine at 45 degrees. The “bump-bump” method was a sanity-saver as there is less backtracking compared to other feathers.

  2. Very lovely quilts and great quilting to finish them. Thanks to all who made such beauties to be loved by a very special recipient.

  3. There is a bit of something for everyone in this wonderful array of patterns and fabrics. Thank you for sharing your talents Joey.

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