Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Donation Quilt Kits Nearly Done!

Over the past weekend I finished two tops and got them pinned.  My friend Suzi helps me do this.  We both go to early church service, so after we have some coffee at the social hour (half hour between services) we adjourn to the back room and pin.

The first was a kit from my local guild.  All of the pieces were supposed to be 5" squares, like charm squares.  Some were, some weren't.  I don't know about you, but in my humble opinion, your tops are only as good as your cutting. 

The quilt was supposed to be 9 blocks by 12 blocks, and there were many more in the bag than was required, so I could be choosey.  The squares were all in the blue/purple family with a few tans tossed in for fun, random numbers of pieces I suppose based on whatever there was of the fabric.  Some pieces were one of two, in some cases there were more.

After trimming up the bigger ones and tossing the ones that had shredded to less than 5 inches, and adding a few pieces from my stash, here's what I came up with... random placement but there wasn't enough of some things to make a pattern.

The back is a crazy green and blue zigzag print.  Pretty but I'm not sure it goes...  We'll see.

The other one I pinned myself... this one's for church, it's the random 2.5 inch strips bin again:

I don't know what the back will be of this one yet.  I have some larger pieces in the tub, I'm thinking maybe that shade of teal that's three strips from the bottom.

I'm going to try my hand at some straight line quilting with the walking foot.  I think I should be able to do two small quilts by the next meetings.  The blue one must be done by August 11 and the pastel by August 21. 

Good luck to me!!

Sew on...

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