My guild sponsored a quilt day to make quilts for the flood victims. My brain went on holiday, as I got busy with some errands, and I didn't remember until 3:30! I hopped into the car and arrived in time to see the final 4 participants packing quilts, as well as all their stuff. I asked if there was any quilts that could finish and turn in quickly.
I was give this brown rail fence - already pin-basted and partially quilted, along with the prepared binding and label.
I continued with the echo quilting in the darkest areas, stitched leaves in the lightest, and a scroll in the medium brown areas.
Next was a whole cloth quilt. The top fabric was printed with alphabet letters, school houses, cats, apples - a very busy print.
I began quilting by stitching a large X from corner to corner. Then I attached the quilting guide to my machine, and stitched a chevron designs, with the lines 2 inches apart. The plaid fabric for the back was also used to make binding.
The final project had a top area stitched together - just squares in turquoise, yellow, and yellow and soft green prints. I thought it needed to be wider, and the person who had started the quilt had pieced some various width strips together. Luckily I was given all the cut up fabric, as well as some of the darker turquoise for the back. I added pieced strips to each side, and also to each side of the backing to make the quilt a good size.
I don't often use solid fabrics, so I quilted large flowers in each of the solid squares, and a clover design in the rest of the blocks. The two border areas have looping vines, with heart-shaped leaves and the occasional flower.
It was a fun challenge to get the quilts ready to hand in on Tuesday, and DH was great! He did the grocery shopping, cooked all the meals, and did the dishes so I could concentrate on finishing these quilts. They'll be shipped to the distributing group in Calgary this week!