Welcome to my stop on the DC Modern Quilt Guild’s blog hop for 100 Quilts 4 Kids. This is a quilt drive started by our friend and former guild president Katie Blakesley of Swim, Bike, Quilt. Since Katie moved away this summer, the DCMQG’s treasurer Heather from Quilts in the Queue stepped up to host.
Last year I was able to accomplish a lot – 10 quilts total for 100 Quilts 4 Kids! I was also on furlough from the federal government, and had a good shoulder. This year hasn’t been quite as productive, but I’m happy with what I’ve accomplished so far.
I have four quilt tops to show you!
The first is my second quilt this year for the Nurture Circle of do. Good Stitches. I asked for pieced saturated triangles along with 2 pieces of low volume from each person’s stash. I supplemented the rest with low volume from my own stash. I love this setting and I can’t wait to quilt it. I have a fairly complex idea so I hope I can achieve it!
The second is a UFO from a few months ago. This is another Giant Star (tutorial by Jeni Baker) that uses up many of the scraps from my Nani Iro quilts. I finally pieced this together at a DCMQG sew in back in July. The back will use up the rest of the watermelon shot cotton and I will bind it in the rest of my teal social climber. Then I will be done with pre-washed fabrics again for a while. I think I will quilt this one rather simply, maybe in a blue color and a pink color.
The third quilt is a fun exploration of squares, half-square triangles, quarter-square triangles, and a mix of prints and solids. The prints in this quilt are all from the new Violet Craft line Brambleberry Ridge. It has a lot of metallics and I’m using a mix of metallics on the back as well. For quilting I think I’m going to practice my free motion quilting on this.
The last quilt I have to share is another very old UFO – my first foray in to paper piecing. These are the first few Lucky Stars BOM from 2013. I never got past this point. At the same DCMQG sew-in where I finally pieced the Nani Iro star I also put this together. It’s funny, I didn’t like it until I accidentally rotated it 90 degrees! I love the stars as a horizontal stripe. As a vertical stripe they just felt wrong. I may use some loops or cloud-like structures to free motion quilt this one.
Now it’s your turn! Just make a quilt and donate it! If you do, you can link up on Heather’s blog to win one of many amazing prizes from our sponsors this year. Each finished quilt is eligible to be entered to win a prize. If you’re stuck on where to donate, take a look at the list Heather has put together. She’s also created a pinterest board full of ideas and tutorials!
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