Community Quilts from Melinda

Yahoo…I have quilts from Melinda to share with you.  Melinda apologized for not finishing these quicker.  There is never a race to finish quilts.  Everyone is encouraged to work at their own pace.  Family, work, and health all trump and charity quilt finishes.  Now onto the quilts…

Melinda writes:
The first quilt I have for you is from Susan Hummel of MD.

She sent me 4 beautifully made tops to quilt back in early spring. This is the third one that I have gotten quilted.

The focus fabric is a beautiful Hawaiian-type hyacinth design. The pattern Susan used is the 4 Patch Posie pattern. Similar to stack ‘n whack but there is no wasted fabric. Google has lots of info on the pattern. Susan said it was fun to make.

I used a light yellow fabric that had been donated by Kathy Arena for the backing. I tried to replicate the hyacinth flower in the free motion quilt pattern.

I used a perfect teal for the binding that I found in my stash. It’s a lovely lap size at 52×63.

The SECOND quilt top I have finished is from Cheryl Barnes-Jackson. She sent me a lovely quilt top that had been given to her and then had sat waiting for quilting. She sent it to me to finally get quilted and donated.  Thank you Cheryl.

I tried to keep on the masculine side by using some homespun that I had for the back.

I did a simple meander and, as usual, bound both sides by machine with a serpentine stitch using binding that Cheryl supplied for me.

It’s a large quilt at 66×90 and I am sure that the ultimate recipient will be thrilled to snuggle under it.


This quilt top was sent to me by Kathy Arena. Kathy sent me two boxes of tops and fabrics for backings Thank you so much, Kathy. It is much appreciated.

The fabricsare lovely bright pastels and would cheer up anyone who received it.

It is a simple rail fence pattern but the beautiful fabrics give it a charming warmth.

I did a simple meander with a pastel variegated thread.

I had a perfect purple solid fabric for the backing and the binding,


It is 50×58 and will be a perfect lap size for the Quilts that Care.

These quilts will be donated to Quilts That Care. They are a group here in CT of 100+ volunteer team members dedicated to giving comfort and hope to individuals currently undergoing cancer treatment.

WOW…I love them all.  I know many people who are recieving chemo appreciate having a blanket.  I’m sure these quilts will be just the “hug” they need.  Thank so much to everyone for their work in making these quilts come together.

11 thoughts on “Community Quilts from Melinda”

  1. All such beautiful quilts! The quilting and finishes is very nice also. These will be such a blessing to whoever recites one. Thank you to all those who helped make these so special!

  2. Judith Fairchild

    The Hawaiian pattern material is just gorgeous. The way the quilt was put together and Melinda’s quilting and binding it is great. The other quilts are all beautiful in there ways too. Thanks for sharing Melinda and thank you everyone that donated. The tops and supplies.

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