Community Quilts from Karen

Yahoo…Karen’s at it again!  She does such great work.  I love seeing her finished community quilts.

She writes:
First up is a quilt top sent to me by Kay M. from Forrest City, IA.  It was a really interesting top with Denim and Apples measuring 46X55.

I used a piece of backing sent to me by Katie P from Janesville, WI.  The quilting is a panto called seamless.  As always, my guild supplies batting.  All these quilts will be donated to Stability First which supplies to all our local shelters.

The next three came to me from Jo and if the measurements on a piece of fabric are a true indicator, they must have come from…

the Cresco, Iowa ladies. There is one top that was 60X60 and made with juvenile prints with a yellow border.  I quilted it with freehand crosshatches.  Backing and binding from my stash.

Number 2 has a blue flower border and finished at about 51X58 and I quilted it with the panto Seamless which is a really calm meander with loops.

Backing and binding from my stash.

The third one from Jo in this batch is a simple block with pink border and finished at about 51X61.

I quilted this with the pantograph Ginger Flower. Backing and binding from my stash.

Next up is a really pretty 9 patch in fall colors sent to me by Paulette H from Beaver Dam, WI.

She also sent me backing and binding fabric.  I always appreciate not having to use my stash for backing fabric.  This quilt measured about 72X72.  The backing was really pretty with many pieces.  I didn’t get a picture after quilting but did snap one of the backing for inventory purposes.  A quilted it with the panto Ginger Flower.

Last (but certainly not least) Katie P. from Janesville, WI sent me several sets of blocks, this is the last of the bunch.

Shout out to Janet from my quilting guild who really enjoys laying these blocks out and putting them together, she added sashing and corner posts.  When quilted this measured 47X59 and I quilted it with the pantograph Funky Fans. Backing and the binding fabric came from my stash.

This only leaves 6 tops to be quilted out of the almost 30 tops I received at the first of the year.  Right now, I am working on a fundraiser quilt while I wait for the guild to get more batting in.

WOW…what a great bunch of quilts from a very talented longarmer!!  Thanks so much for your hard work and to Janet for helping you along.  It is much appreciated.




8 thoughts on “Community Quilts from Karen”

  1. Oh, Karen! You did an outstanding job on each of these!

    And I’m reassured that I’m not the only one with donated tops not yet completed. It seems that as soon as I see the light at the end of the tunnel it reveals itself to be a lightning bug as I uncover more. And more. And more! Why did I ever allow those piles to become covered up in other UFOs? (Who am I kidding? I *love* making charity quilts!)

    1. Thanks Jazz. I really do not like having UFOs but doesn’t seem quite so bad when they are charity quilts. My favorite part of the quilting process is giving them away so they can be loved and I think that is another reason why having the UFOs is an anxiety challenge for me.

  2. Beautiful quilts and lovely quilting.
    I likecreversible quilts I do them my self as it extends the fun and life of a quilt

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