Tuesday, October 7, 2014

100 Quilts for Kids

The DC Modern Quilt Guild is collecting quilts once again for 100 Quilts for Kids.  This year I was able to make some blocks for a group quilt, and finished up one new quilt to be donated.


I had some premade binding left over from another donated quilt that looked pretty good with the top and backing, but of course it was about 12 inches too short to fit.  It would have felt great to use up, but it wasn’t meant to be…


The rainbow striped fabric is just as cheerful!


The backing is a fabric that’s been in my stash for years and years.  That felt good to use!


The front of the quilt was made using up two fat quarter bundles my mom gave me for Christmas a few years ago.  There are no scraps left over!


And I used Connecting Threads cotton thread in Persian Blue for the quilting.  I decided to do straight lines on my DSM and seriously, about 6 inches in, I started to doubt my decision.  I could have stippled the quilt in a quarter of the time it took me to quilt all those straight lines!



This quilt was mailed off today to be donated together with the other DCMQG quilts to Carpenter’s Shelter.


Thanks for stopping by!


  1. its a lovely quilt Jamie - I love the look of the straight line quilting, and the backing is a perfect match :-)

  2. Hi, Jamie!

    This is a lovely quilt with fantastic colors, I just love the combination of purple and light green! The autumn has arrived to Norway, and the trees are loosing their last leaves today, it is VERY windy..! So -. it is time to get indoor and do som crafting :)

    Best wishes from Liv Iren in Levanger

  3. Lovely finish! I just love those colours together. Great job!

  4. That looks beautiful. I love the fabrics you used in it and the quilting looks wonderful.

  5. It's so cute! I really like the fabrics you used.

  6. That's really pretty, I love the colours you've used and the binding is really fun.

  7. Sweet! Love the beautiful colors of this quilt!


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