Saturday, June 30, 2018

Charity Quilts 22, 23, 24, 25 & 26 of 52 πŸ’

I'm making 52 quilts in 2018 for Jack's Basket, where babies with Down syndrome are celebrated. I went through my calendar and numbered all 52 of the Saturdays in 2018. Since June has 5 Saturdays, I finished 5 quilts this month.

We went on a road trip to California this month. While staying at my DH's childhood home, I pieced 11 baby quilt tops on this Singer 201 that was his grandmother's sewing machine, manufactured in March of 1950. With a lot of oil (there must've been 30 oil spots in the manual!?!), it sewed like a champ!

Quilt number 22 is quilted with what is called in Japanese, "Hana Maru" or flower circle. In Japanese schools, the teacher puts this mark on an assignment with the meaning of "outstanding" or "goes beyond expectations"! I was totally inspired by Yvonne of Quilting JetGirl blog, and her recent quilted finish, which you can see here.


Here's a page from DD2's 3rd grade lesson book from Japanese public school, with a "hana maru":

Quilt number 23 is quilted with Fern Meander:



Quilt number 24 is quilted with Fascination:



I quilted number 25 and 26 side-by-side, with Egg Carton:
Quilt number 25:



And quilt number 26:



The quilt pattern I'm using is "Simple Gifts" from the mini book, Fat Quarter Love, by Modern Quilt Studio.

We are halfway through 2018 and I have 26 quilts finished. Many of my friends and family members are making quilts for Jack's Basket, too. We delivered a total of 24 earlier this month to the Jack's Basket office.

Check out the charity quilt link-up at Slice of Pi Quilts on the last day of each month in 2018.

Grace & peace!!! ~Nancy
  
Linking up with Slice of Pi QuiltsConfessions of a Fabric AddictFriday Foto FunTGIFF, Oh Scrap!, Cooking Up Quilts, Freemotion by the River.

21 comments:

  1. What great quilts, so simple and fast! Is the white strip sewn in or added to the top?

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    1. Yes, the white strip is sewn between the two panels of piecing. It makes for a nice, crisp definition.

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  2. You're half way there! Great work!

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  3. Awesome finishes. That sewing machine looks in mint condition! How fun for you to be able to piece on it.

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  4. Each of these quilts is a feast for the eyes, both in the fabrics you chose and the quilting. Sewing on a vintage machine, what fun that must have been!

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  5. I'm so impressed with this project and how many you are able to complete. I have never seen anyone do 2 quilts at once in the quilting process and it's both brilliant and mind-boggling! These are all lovely and I know they will be loved.

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  6. You are cranking them out! I love that you are right on target, half the over and half done. What an accomplishment.

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  7. Beautiful little quilts for such a great cause. I love your fabric choices.

    Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  8. That pattern looks like a great way to make a quick quilt for a charity! I love all the different colors you've put together.

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  9. These are so wonderful! I love all of them that you've made and it's hard to pick a favorite out of this bunch!

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  10. I just love that Egg Crate motif! Do you freehand that, or is it a panto? Congrats on all these lovely little gifts to Jack's :)

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  11. The Hana Maru quilting is wonderful. It gives the quilt a lovely texture. You've set an impressive goal. At the rate you're working, Jack's Basket will lots of beautiful quilts to give away.

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  12. I really like Egg Carton, and how clever to quilt two side by side!

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  13. Power to you!!! You have so many beautiful fabrics. Even a simple design makes a lovely quilt and for such a worthy cause.

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  14. What beautiful and precious quilts! The 201 sewing machine looks to be in top notch condition.....so neat!

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  15. Beautiful quilts! I love the fabric selection on each one. My grandmother used to have a 201; it was the first machine I learned to sew on! How lucky you are to have one still in great working condition!

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    1. Thank you, Karla! You're a no-reply commenter, so I'm responding here. I really enjoyed sewing on my DH's grandmother's 201! It's such a beautiful machine! Do you know what happened to your grandmother's 201?

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  16. Great finishes! Beautiful quilts and such a wonderful cause.

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  17. What size are your quilts? The picture makes them look small.

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    1. Hi Charlotte, you are a noreply-commenter so I'm responding here.
      These quilts finish at 30" X 36", so they are for newborns or very small babies.

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