Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Charity Quilt

I brought home several quilt tops from my bee's Sew-In Day in January, got a new customer quilt, and found one more that I had brought home from guild to quilt.  So, yesterday I warmed up the machine and got busy.  I finished this little one made from bright five-inch squares.

Some of the squares were left over from my grandson's quilt that I made before he was born.  His mom picked out the pattern and helped me choose the fabrics.  I called it Jungle Boogie.  I think the stars are from Jan Mullen's book Cut-Loose Quilts.

I even drafted my own border quilting pattern with jungle animals marching in a row. I quilted it with variegated thread.

Anyway, Kathy Miller completed the top from the leftover squares at our sew-in day, and I quilted just circles and loops with a pale yellow-green thread called Bamboo by Signature.

I started a second charity quilt made from leftover Yellow Brick Road squares from a previous charity quilt I made.  This time Mary Nennstiel put the top together at our sew-in. 

This one is still on the machine.  The quilting shows up rather dramatically on the solid pink backing because I am using black thread.

Tonight we are going to see the musical Memphis at the Durham Performing Arts Center as part of the Broadway South program.  Excited!


Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Beautiful creative quilting :)

Redspect said...

"If you haven't any charity in your heart you have the worst kind of heart trouble" to cure it help people, let's unite for one good cause, be a volunteer"save lives"! mawaddainternationalaid