May 11, 2016

Little Charity Quilting for NHMQG


Our fearless Charity Committee members at NHMQG handed out packs of 15 blocks to make a small baby quilt. We used Cotton Couture from Michael Miller and the Janome 50 blocks. 

Not having much to work with I went with an alternating hourglass pattern to increase the size. Then added a contrasting color to add more visual appeal. I used Kona White, Ash, and Curry.


For this quilt I went with 100% machine binding. It was my second attempt. Last time I sewed the front then the back. This time I did the opposite, back then front.

I like the look much better. AND to highlight my improved corners, check that out!



The backing is pieced from Cotton + Steel and DS that was in my stash. I love the jewel tones in this quilt and wanted to pull those bolder colors. Not to mention the deep magenta/purple binding.

Yum





Someone was not happy I was trying to photograph plants and not spending time with her!
Quilts acceptable, plants not so much.

Net: - 2.25 yards, YTD: - 21.75

13 comments:

  1. Hi! This is beautiful and happy quilt! I like the colours and the economy block. Your poppy is so cute! x Teje

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  2. What a beautiful finish. I really like how the hourglass blocks support the pieced blocks, and that dash of Curry is lovely.

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  3. I love your pug! She has the sweetest expression. I too have a pug - a little black one named Tula. She would look good in that aqua colored collar!

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  4. Very cute quilt. I always machine bind my quilts and for this method I've always done back first, then front.

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  5. Using the hourglasses to enlarge the project was pretty brilliant. By making more space between the feature blocks that guild members made and using a bit of Kona Curry, you give those feature blocks the spotlight they deserve -- and more than they would have gotten if you had just sewn them together with a little sashing in between. Well done!

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  6. It's Michelle again. Just curious what it looks like to post something anonymously.

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  7. I love how you added the hourglasses, it really gave the quilt a cool look and expanded the quilt. Great machine binding too!

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  8. A great idea to use the hourglass blocks to add interest as well as beautifully bringing together the donated blocks.

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  9. Hello beautiful quilt! I can't believe how much your stash has reduced by and it's only May! Will it all be gone by December?

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  10. Very cute~courageous with the binding...I have a hard time lining up front and back~

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  11. Wow.You got it again.Just stunning.

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  12. Lovely! So clever to use hour glass blocks! I have to say I am a fan of machine sewing the binding as you did on this quilt. It really is very practical and so much faster. I just looked at the tutorial at Red Pepper Quilts for another version of machine sewn binding that I might try next time. Always something to learn! And that puppy of yours is adorable!!!

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  13. Just loving what you did to make these blocks grow!

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