Saturday, April 13, 2013

Charity Quilt 2012

Hello Everyone! I have been so excited to share this quilt with you. I am absolutely thrilled with our collaborative work. I know this quilt is going to make someone out there in the big wide world very happy. 

The back looks as lovely as the front:

 The whole thing:

A classic New Mexico shot:

A very big thank you to Linda Lyle who did the quilting for us. She gave me a demo on her long arm quilting machine. She says it is very easy and fun! She has a whole converted garage and a bedroom to use as sewing spaces.

She was currently working on a half square triangle charity quilt for the local guild. She went through all of their scraps and picked out reds, pinks, and whites to use for this one.
Linda also recommended this book: Machine Quilting Solutions by C. Maraccini

Thanks once again to everyone for the work and beautiful contributions to our 2012 charity quilt project!!

Just a reminder about the 2013 Charity Quilt. 

This is the focus fabric:

The quilt will be for either a little girl or boy. You can send me two 12.5" (unfinished) blocks anytime between now and December. I got a start on some blocks while in New Mexico:

All of these blocks I found once again on this site:
As you can see I just cut and sewed doubles of everything. Feel free to do the same.

And finally, while in New Mexico I raided my mother's stash and made Katy's blocks. It was so fun to dig through all of her fabrics and find this selection.  (Katy, you asked in Bee Buzz about fabric storage...she has them stored and labeled in small tubs by color family.) Of course she was interested in what I chose and had stories to tell about their past uses. She was quite proud that she could contribute to our group project!

Continued happy quilting everyone!
Love, Jennifer


  1. I love the charity quilt! And the quilting is amazing! Makes me want to rush my longarm quilter purchase....hopefully just a few more months!

  2. Jennifer this is beautiful! I love how all of our fabrics came together. It is so very exciting to see one of our projects finished. I love how each block is machine quilted. The back is just as stunning as the front. Thanks for sharing. A great surprise. Shauna :)

  3. What a great way to quilt - I agree with Shauna, the back looks good too. And I enjoyed your quilt in the landscape photo Jennifer.
    I am hoping to get started on this year's charity quilt, but I am having a shocking time trying to decide on a block. There are so many patterns out there. Decisions, decisions.

  4. Wow! It's absolutely gorgeous! And Amy, when you get your long arm quilter, I will be your first customer!

  5. I got giddy when I saw this quilt... it is stunning. I love our group so much and all of our creativity!!
    I can't wait to get started on this year's blocks. I agree with Anthea, decisions decisions!!

    Regarding the blocks you made for me...well, you once again leave me speechless. Your package came in the mail today. I feel like I have a kindred spirit on the other side of the world. You are so generous and thoughtful, Jennifer. This group is such a gift!

  6. I love that quilting, it is absolutely terrific. I love the variety. Linda has matched the quilting pattern to each individual block and the final result is great.

  7. What a beautiful, beautiful quilt! The quilting is incredible. What a talented lady Linda is! Thanks again for organising our charity quilt Jennifer :)