Quilts of Compassion completed in June 2016
Quilts of Compassion completed in April 2016
Quilts of Compassion completed in March 2016
Quilts of Compassion completed in January 2016
Quilts of Compassion donation in December 2015
9812066 3oz Poly Batting 50yds x 48″ 2 rolls $62.39 ea + MI tax = #133.83
Quilts of Compassion completed in November 2015
Quilts of Compassion completed in September 2015
This is the second of two quilts in 2015 that were made with my own fabric. This quilt top was finished in May 2015 and I gave it to Donna to have it quilted. I picked it up in June from the Quilt Patch, all quilted and brought it home to bind it. But alas, it sat in my sewing room until the end of September when I finally had some time to work on it. It measures 41″ x 48″. This quilt is called “Hugs & Kisses in all Directions” and it is my own design. The center was built from a technique discovered by Three Dudes Quilting and showcased by MSQC. I just love the bright colors! I added a new style label to the back of the quilt.
Quilts of Compassion completed in June 2015
This is the first of two quilts in 2015 that were made with my own fabric. I had hoped to finish it for the Illinois deployment but that didn’t happen because I wanted it to be quilted instead of tied. At the May meeting, Donna volunteered to do the quilting. The colors are stunning. The chevron and whiskey-colored fabrics are from the Crown Royal quilt I made and I added the green, turquoise and purple. The grey is a stunning blender I bought at Creative Quilt Kits. It is one of those fabrics you would want to buy over and over again but I forgot to save the fabric name/manufacturer. The backing is made with a combination of turquoise blend and Indian motorcycle fabrics. I was originally going to use them for the front of a quilt for Quilts of Compassion but they seemed like a nice fit. The pattern looks like a Disappearing 9-Patch but it was not built as such. I will definitely use this pattern again!
Quilts of Compassion completed in May 2015
The format for this month’s Sew-In event was different than previous months. Instead of making quilt tops and adding backing, we could either make prayer quilts or put backing on quilt tops that were made and sent in by others.
Quilt B173: This mini baby quilt top was sent to Quilts of Compassion. After spending a good amount of time pressing this quilt and re-sewing a few seams, an extra soft minky fabric was added for the backing and a double top stitch was done on the outside border. If there had been more time left in the day, I would have continued to quilt this quilt because minky tends to shift in odd ways just like fleece.
Quilt B150: This fun quilt top was made by someone else and was sent to Quilts of Compassion for the upcoming distribution of quilts in Illinois. The backing is from my stash. I had struggled to find the right quilt top fabrics within my own stash to pair this backing with. It has now found its home and looks just wonderful on this bright and cheery quilt.
Quilts of Compassion completed in April 2015
Quilt 57900: This quilt is made with 10″ blocks instead of 6″ blocks and finishes wider and longer than its counterpart. The beautiful floral and variegated green squares are just lovely. Instead of batting and cotton backing, this quilt has a flannel backing. It is also quilted to stop the flannel from shifting which makes for a prettier quilt. This quilt was started on 4/4/15 at The Quilt Patch and was brought home to finish edge stitching and quilting. As I am finishing this quilt at home, the wind is gusting outside but my prayers and thoughts are with the Fairdale, IL community that was hit with a tornado this past week. I pray they find safe and warm shelter and hope this quilt makes it to them so they know our prayers and thoughts are with them. Along with this quilt, 15 pocket prayer quilts were made with the remaining fabric.
Quilts of Compassion completed in March 2015
Quilt 56021: This quilt was made in remembrance of my friend’s Mom who passed away on the morning of this quilt’s making. May she rest in peace.
Quilts of Compassion donation in December 2014
JoAnn Order: 10022466577
9812066 3oz Poly Batting 50yds x 48″ 2 rolls $56.69 ea + MI tax = $121.32
Quilts of Compassion completed in December 2014
Quilt 57500: This is the third Christmas quilt completed for 2014. The quilt top fabric is truly delightful,s snowballs and winter apparel. The backing fabric is so bright and cheery. I wish I had just one or two squares of this fabric to do some hand quilting.
Quilts of Compassion completed in November 2014
Quilt 57046: This is the second of two Christmas quilts that I brought home to complete for the senior center. Both the Santa and Snowman fabric were direction fabrics so I played with alternating the initial strips. It is a happy quilt which will surely bring Christmas joy!
Quilt 57049: This is a totally adorable quilt. It has deep rust squares paired with deep emerald squares with reindeer holding signs that say: Merry Christmas, Cool Yule, Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays. The backing is cream with deep rust moose and Christmas trees. This will be a wonderful, cheerful gift for a senior this year. Absolutely one of my favorite!
Quilt 56005: I started this quilt at The Quilt Patch on November 1st but the shop closed before I could complete it. This was one of the two kits I brought home in September but never seemed to find time to make it. The fabric is a beautiful shade of green and and is so soft to the touch.
Quilt 57069: This quilt was made from fabric from my stash which was used to create the Breast Cancer Shawl. Loon asked Janice if she could take the quilt and gift to her friend Cheryl who is battling cancer. I used this quilt as a training opportunity at our Heritage Quilter’s Sew-In Events at Creative Quilt Kits.
Quilts of Compassion completed in July 2014
Quilt 51247: I started this quilt yesterday as our daughter and son-in-law were packing up after their final visit to our house. Arriving home from book club, I couldn’t sleep so I headed to my sewing room to unwind. I worked on this into the wee hours of the next morning until completion. I picked this kit because of the bright colors. As I sewed it, I started having doubts that I paired the fabric strips poorly but when I got done, I really loved it! I was thinking about the Quilts of Compassion Team who are delivering quilts in Tupelo, MS this week and praying for those who were receiving quilts this week.
Quilts of Compassion completed in June 2014
Quilt 51266: This quilt was made with fabric from my scrap stash. Q of C was in need of quilts for men so I went rummaging through my stash looking for fabrics that would go with this backing. I’m not sure why I bought this backing fabric other than I liked the colors. It was the perfect size for this project so you could say it had a special calling. The deep rust fabric was used on the interior of the first tote bag I made. The light patterned fabric was chosen some time ago for its color and design. The black on brown fabric is a fabric I just love! I keep buying this fabric and keep forgetting to write the name down so now I will be on the lookout for it once again. The rust and beige polka dot fabric was purchased at The Quilt Patch the day I started this quilt. As I sewed these strips together at The Quilt Patch, the strips got out of order. I kept going which is always a bad idea. After sewing all strips together, then cutting and turning, all the rust color was in the middle and I didn’t like it. Sigh. I took it home and while watching TV, I seam ripped some of what I sewed and I was so much happier with the result. As this quilt lay in my lap, I thought of my friend Lisa in SC. It’s the color of paprika. It is important to me that the person receiving this quilt can love the quilt as much as I do. It is far more gorgeous than the picture shows!
Quilt 51264: This quilt top fabric came from my scrap stash. It was left over from some placemats that I made for my daughter. The “Butterfly Round-Up” backing fabric is so beautiful and was purchased at The Quilt Patch the day this quilt was made. It reminds me of my Nana who loves butterflies. It is the 2nd of two backings that I purchased for this quilt. As I laid out the first backing and started to pin, the original backing just wasn’t a good fit. This quilt holds a special place in my heart and I hope it brightens the spirit for the recipient. It holds a special love for two very special people in my life.
Quilts of Compassion donation in May 2014
7066947 4oz Poly Batting 10yds x 48″ 8 rolls $12.49 ea + MI tax = $107.93
Quilts of Compassion completed in May 2014
Quilt 50231: The fabric on this quilt was so soft and the color is gorgeous too! Whoever donated this fabric deserves credit for its beauty. It received many compliments the day I made it.