October 25, 2016

School Charity: Finished


This weekend I was able to finish up the school charity quilt. To learn more from an earlier post, click here. Short story, every year our school does a quilt raffle to support families in need for the holidays. 2016 was my year to make the donation! Here is how it came out ... 



When I first started machine binding it was a hot mess, now after many quilts those corners are finally worth smiling about! Plus, it probably holds up so much better than hand stitching. 



Details:
Finished Size: 56 inches x 64 inches, Pattern: Squares and Stripes by Cluck Cluck Sew: Fabric: Stash, Batting: 80/20 blend, Thread: Connecting Threads - Mint, Quilting: Straight Line - 1 inch.


The new batting I purchased is much thicker than what I have used in the past. So thick I actually had to release some of the pressure on my walking foot so it would fit underneath. Needless to say, it's nice and heavy. Now it just needs to find a new home!


9 comments:

  1. Very cute, modern & fresh! Like the colors~

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  2. It's so beautiful! And what a great cause. I hope that your lovely quilt raises lots of money to help the family in need.

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  3. Love this! And your corners are definitely worth smiling about - they're perfect!

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  4. I have to lift almost all of the pressure off my walking foot just so the layers don't drag. Great work on the binding. I am still too much a nervous perfectionist to even think about machine binding.

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  5. This quilt looks so lovely and cuddly. Love the quilting on it. A wonderful gift!

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  6. It turned out beautifully, Chelsea! I hope it finds a great new home and raises a nice amount of money.

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  7. The effort that goes into a charity quilt is always so worth it. It looks great, and those corners are perfect. I always machine bind my quilts and can't even imagine doing it by hand.

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  8. Such a nice mix of fabrics and colors! I agree - machine binding must be more durable.

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