Tomorrow is the big day and I am ready! Well, almost ready…..not one of these quilts has a label on it! That’s my afternoon plan before we head out. But since the sun is shining and I had a helper (thank you, daughter💕), I got the pictures taken with time to spare.
So here are the quilts ~
Starting on the left with Grandmothers Flower Garden. I started this quilt almost two years ago, with a jelly roll and some yardage. The blocks went together very nicely, but the border stumped me, so I put it aside until a few weeks ago. Using the leftover squares was perfect. It’s free motion quilted with the Flower Meander, also called Posy Flower (by a lady at my LQS). The backing is a nice green gingham, like the binding. I am pretty happy with this quilt, hoping it goes to a nice home….for big bucks….AT THE AUCTION!
The Rainbow quilt with the peace sign border is one I completed this year entirely. A Kona jelly roll and some black fabric, wow, it really POPS, doesn’t it? A reminder of God’s promise to us, and a sign of pure beauty. Also free motion quilted with the Flower meander. The backing is black with hearts, and the binding is multi-colored, using the leftovers from the quilt center.
A little something for a baby boy, Homespun types of fabrics in a simple 5″ square quilt. This is backed with a cute doggie print and quilted 1/4″ from the seams, creating a nice simple grid. This is really going to soften up with washing.
Next is a baby girl quilt in the same type of style with five inch squares. There are a few half square triangles in there too, just for fun. The fabrics are MOD and this one is free motion quilted with a Swirl Hook design. The binding (fabric around the edge) fabric was also used for the backing.
Next is the most Modern style of quilt I have ever done, so far. In quilting, Modern quilts usually have lots more solid colored background fabric than anything else. They are very linear and open, leaving much room for amazing free motion quilting. Well, this quilt has a ton of free motion quilting. It is far from perfect, but it’s definitely something different for me this year. There is a lot of texture on this quilt, kind of fun to touch. The colors are out of my comfort zone, and the amount of quilting really took about three days of many hours at the machine. I hope it becomes someone’s favorite. Also, the backing matches the binding…
The next quilt came from a Moda Scrap Bag I got on Amazon. I started out making a log cabin type of block then got tired of that. I slapped them together then added strips until it was a decent size for a baby or small child. This is also free motion quilted with the posy design. I think this may have been the first place I tried it. The backing again is the same as the binding, which actually adds some continuity to each quilt I’ve made here.
Finally, the last quilt is full of color too! Lots of fun polka dots and bright pops of color. I had considered saving this for a shower gift, but I decided to just finish it and put it in the auction too. It’s a little bigger than the other baby quilts and would work for a girl or boy. I used turquoise for the binding but the backing is a cute light bulb fabric that I’ve had for years. It just seemed to work. I quilted this with basic organic lines, also a feature of modern quilts.
So, if you are in the Valparaiso area tomorrow around 11:30 am, join us at the Shults Lewis Children’s Home and bid on these quilts! Bid HIGH and take it home with you! The auction has lots of fun stuff to bid on every year, so come on down!
This event is called Annual Day and they do it every year……duh…. There is a rummage sale, lots of great food and booths selling crafts, pie and other goodies. We have a blast every year and it’s FOR THE KIDS!
If you can, join us.
Have a great weekend, friends!