For the last several years I have donated quilts to support Shults Lewis Child & Family Services as they have an auction each fall. This year I’ve made five items for the event.
The first is a wall hanging using half square triangles laid out in a light/dark diamond pattern. Most of the fabrics are about the same color value so the illusion is really subtle and cool. This quilt is 30″ x 35″, free motion quilted with Swirl Hooks on my regular sewing machine. It could also be a table topper or be thrown over the back of a chair.
Sun Shine ~ A “bar” layout creating bands of color between bright sunny yellow “rays” shining through. This quilt is 43″ x 45″ and very appropriate for a baby or hanging on a wall. Sun Shine was free motion quilted with Swirls on my sewing machine. The colorful border brings balance to this quilt.
A dolly quilt, perfect for any baby doll who knows winter is coming! This 22″ square quilt is made up of four sashed Irish Chain blocks. It is quilted with a meandering flower design and backed with a girly dress fabric. It could also be a table topper but it really wants to be a dolly quilt….
Pink Posh ~ Fun pink, red and turquoise Paris themed squares make up an Irish Chain design on a very light pink background. At 54″ x 67″, it’s perfect for cozying up with a favorite dolly. (Yes, it does match the dolly quilt above.) It was free motion quilted with the meandering flowers on my sewing machine. It has a fun scrappy binding, which just means not all the same fabrics were used to make the binding. The backing is a red and white sketchy print.
I think it’d be way cool to give Pink Posh AND the dolly quilt as a gift to a sweet little girl!
Elementary ~ Using modern fabrics in one of the oldest quilt blocks is the funnest thing ever! This quilt measures 51″ x 64″ for a nice lap/throw size. I quilted it with large pebbles in the light areas then wiggly lines in the dark half. The binding is also scrappy and lots of fun. The back is a sweet light turquoise floral. This quilt has a distinct math theme, so if you know a teacher….
This Log Cabin quilt is a big favorite of mine. I’ve had the fabrics for a long time and I still actually have a layer cake of it somewhere…. Finding appropriate fabrics for the border was challenging, but our recent Shipshewana trip took care of that.
I’m hoping these quilts go for loads of money to support the children, and that they bless whoever they go to!