Thursday, January 11, 2018

The 52 Charity Quilt Challenge 五⼗二枚

Laura, at Slice of Pi Quilts, stunned the quilt blogosphere when she announced she plans on making 52 charity quilts in 2018! I have been planning on making more charity quilts in 2018, maybe 12, one per month. Then I read Laura's blog and upped it to 24, two per month. Well, with more thought, I'm going to try and join Laura in making 52 charity quilts in 2018! Here's my first:

The pattern is "Simple Gifts" from this little booklet by the Modern Quilt Studio:

😺 A Sunny Cat Quilt

Sunny, a member of my quilt guild, Dakota County Star Quilters, made this "I Spy" quilt using the "Quilted Jewel Template" and accompanying pattern. The template and a dozen + patterns are designed by Sandi Irish of Irish Chain, and a co-worker at Quilt Cove. 

Every diamond has a cat fabric! I quilted it with "Linda's Folk Garden" which has a 102" repeat across. That really adds variety to the quilting.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

🍂 Connecticut Countryside Quilt 🍁

Kim, my co-worker at Quilt Cove, made this cuddly flannel quilt for her friends who live in the countryside of Connecticut:
She requested "leafy, swirly quilting". I quilted it with "Falling Leaves", which has many different leaf types, with swirls between:

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

▨ Simple Squares ▧

I used up most of my stash of charm squares in making sewing kits for Operation Christmas Child last fall. You can see those 50 sewing kits here

But I still had a stack of Christmas charms hanging around. As we hit the Christmas season, I got the urge to sew them all together into a quilt of simple squares. Here's the finished product:

The back is pieced together from stash. If you look closely, those are Christmas teddy bears in the upper right corner:

Monday, January 1, 2018

💥 Nova 💥

I finished binding this quilt at 11:59 PM on December 31, 2017! The pattern is Nova by Gudrun Erla. 

I quilted it with an edge-to-edge called "Verve". Wool batting makes the quilting stand out even more, along with being lightweight and warm:
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