Monday, July 9, 2018

Travel Charity Quilt

Final Stats
Name: Travel Charity Quilt
Dimensions: 40" x 40"
Pieces: Front - 225
Pattern: 8" Economy Blocks
Technique: Foundation paper piecing
Materials: 100% Quilting Cottons
Quilting: Free motion quilting on my Juki

This quilt started out with a pack of fabric from our charity quilt stash for my guild's 100 Quilts for Kids event. I decided to focus on the travel theme and pulled some additional fabrics from my stash for the centers and some additional green, blue, and black for the frames. I decided on economy blocks to take advantage of the fabrics and I knew the quilt only needed to be 40 by 40 inches to donate. So that meant 25 8" blocks total. I finished the front during one of my guild's sewing retreats and did the quilting at our next sewing meeting. The quilting has loops and words like "flying" and "driving" randomly placed. I bound the quilt in a grey stripe. I'm really happy with how it turned out. It was also my first quilt that I donated to charity as a finished product, which made me feel pretty good.