Friday, November 30, 2018

Donation Quilt 2

On Wednesday, I posted about whipping up some quilts for those affected by the Camp fire in Paradise, CA. The first floral quilt is quilted, but needs trimming and binding - I'll show more when it's done.

Having so much fun piecing, I moved on to making a young girl's quilt from a group of 10" squares I had picked up at a quilt show several years ago. Finally, I had an idea of what to do with them -

shadow quilt using 10 inch squares

make them into a shadow quilt, so that it would finish around 48" x 60".

And BTW, if you have 10" squares to use up and want to do this, the shadow pieces are cut 2" wide and topped with a 2" x 2" background square. One shadow/background strip unit is cut to 10", and the other 11 1/2". Sashing pieces are cut at 3 1/2".  

Now this one is ready for quilting, after piecing leftover flannel strips together for the backing.

pieced flannel strips

Turns out, I don't have large yardage amounts of fun kid prints in the stash for backing, so this is the next best thing.

Now I'm off to quilt it, and maybe make one more top before my friend heads up to Paradise.

Happy Quilting my friends!

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  1. Riley Blake Designs spread the word about sending quilts to Paradise and I've been working to get some together, too. Such a sad time for all of them and though a quilt doesn't take away the pain it definitely shows the love. That is a really cute quilt and will be so loved by someone!

  2. Thank you so much for making and donating quilts for Paradise. There are a lot of awesome collections going on for it right now. Time to dig in my collection to find quilts to ship off, I think.

  3. I have a couple quilts I would like to donate for Paradise. Would you mind sharing the address where I could send them.
    Thank you!!

  4. What fun prints. Love the rubber duckies with sunglasses.


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