I’ve gotten in a few charity quilts in lately. I think it’s because people are stuck and home and are tackling more projects.
“I’m sharing a couple more quilts with you today. Both of these quilts will be going to the Ronald McDonald House eventually. Right now, I really don’t want to be going anywhere and I’m pretty sure they don’t want me coming to them either. The first quilt was finished from a top, backing, and binding all sent to me from Ann H. of Winters, California.”
“I liked her idea of making each of the four borders from a different fabric. I often don’t have enough yardage for a nice sized border, but could come up with four scrappy borders of similar color. I’ll have to keep that idea in mind!”
“Also, if you look closely at the next picture, you will see that she inserted scraps of fabric in the binding. She did this in several places all around the quilt. It just makes the binding a bit more interesting.”
“This quilt is about 40″ square.”
“The next quilt was finished from a top and backing sent to me from you, Jo. Originally, it came from“…
“Maryanne C. of Perkasie, PA.”
“It looks to me like she used charm squares plus a white background fabric to make this pretty top. I added the skinny inner border and she had sent enough backing fabric that I could use some of it for the outer border.”
“The binding was leftover from another quilt. This one finishes up at 40 X 55.”
That was fun. I love getting ideas from other quilters. The idea to use different fabrics for the borders and to use leftovers in the binding are both great ideas. Thanks for sharing ladies. A big shout out to all of you donating and of course to Ronda. Your work is so meaningful. Thank you.
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Great team work, Jo and Rhonda!! That binding trick is one I’ve uses on multiple occasions. It stretches your available binding fabric and adds a fun little surprise, too!
Both quilts are really cute! Great job to everyone involved!
My stack of charity quilts is 2 feet high now and 5 more tops ready to be quilted! It is a conundrum-there are people who really need our loving hugs and it is not yet safe to deliver them!
Quilt on ladies. The need is growing as we ‘speak’.
What a clever way to border a quilt, its an idea I will certainly use. Ronda continues to amaze me with her charity quilts, all of them support such great organizations.
I really like the 1st quilt with the red orange backing. The binding is good too I have used that when I didn’t have enough material to finish binding a quilt. Didn’t think to stretch it in stripes though what a great idea. Thanks to all who did the work and shared the ideas.
Wow, these two quilts have great ideas. I love the scrappy border on the first, and the charm use on the second. I have a ton of charms I can use. Thanks for posting these and for the great work you, Ronda, and the others do.
I used four funky Kaffe Fassett fabrics for borders on a trapuntoed fish wallhanging for the bathroom, did four in different color ways for the grandkids. Great fun.Penny
I’m with you, Jo. Two great ideas to remember next time I’m looking for fabric for a border, and having enough binding.