Tuesday, September 30, 2014

100 Quilts for Kids: Celebrating the Finish!

100 Quilts for Kids


Just a couple hours left of 100 Quilts for Kids 2014. As of this posting we have 115 quilts linked up here and I couldn't be happier. Thanks so much to everyone who contributed a quilt (or two or three or more!) and to the generous sponsors who donated these great prizes. I'm wrapping up by featuring a few more of the finished quilts. I've included links below each of the quilts to encourage you to visit the quilter and say thanks for the contribution to 100 Quilts for Kids!

Check back on Friday when I'll post the prize winners.

Greek cross Garden Party
Kinda Quilty
NICU
Anita Cuevas

Sue Daurio's Quilting Adventures

Sue Daurio's Quilting Adventures

Monday, September 29, 2014

#100Quilts4Kids: Celebrating Finishes

100 Quilts for Kids

I thought that today instead of featuring a few of the quilts linked up here, I'd share the #100quilts4kids Instagram hashtag. It's been a fun way to see the quilts as works in progress and encourage one another along. Did you know you can even link up an Instagram photo to the linky - you don't even need a blog or to load photos to Flickr! I'd so love to reach our goal of 100, so if you have a finished quilt and just haven't linked up yet, what are you waiting for? You will be entered to win some great prizes. The linky is open here through September 30th, at midnight Eastern Daylight Time.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

100 Quilts for Kids: More finishes to celebrate!


100 Quilts for Kids

From now through the end of 100 Quilts for Kids (September 30th) I'll be featuring a few of the finished quilts linked up here as a way of celebrating our finishes and all the love that is being spread through these charity quilts. I'd love to feature your quilt - just send me an email with a link to your post granting me permission to use your photos. I'd so love to reach our goal of 100, so if you have a finished quilt and just haven't linked up yet, what are you waiting for? You will be entered to win some great prizes.

I've included links below each of the quilts to encourage you to visit the quilter and say thanks for the contribution to 100 Quilts for Kids!

13 Quilts
Mary Emmons
Jean Swenson
Jean Swenson

Saturday, September 27, 2014

100 Quilts for Kids: Celebrating Finishes

100 Quilts for Kids

From now through the end of 100 Quilts for Kids (September 30th) I'll be featuring a few of the finished quilts linked up here as a way of celebrating our finishes and all the love that is being spread through these charity quilts. I'd love to feature your quilt - just send me an email with a link to your post granting me permission to use your photos. I'd so love to reach our goal of 100, so if you have a finished quilt and just haven't linked up yet, what are you waiting for? You will be entered to win some great prizes.

I've include a link below each post and encourage you to visit the quilter and leave a little "thanks" for their contribution to 100 Quilts for Kids!

Vrooman's Quilts
Vrooman's Quilts
Nita Dances
Nita Dances

Friday, September 26, 2014

100 Quilts for Kids: More Finishes to Celebrate!

100 Quilts for Kids

From now through the end of 100 Quilts for Kids (September 30th) I'll be featuring a few of the finished quilts linked up here as a way of celebrating our finishes and all the love that is being spread through these charity quilts. I'd love to feature your quilt - just send me an email with a link to your post granting me permission to use your photos. As of this morning, we're at 75 quilts, which is amazing! I'd so love to reach our goal of 100, so if you have a finished quilt and just haven't linked up yet, what are you waiting for? You will be entered to win some great prizes.

I've include a link below each post and encourage you to visit the quilter and leave a little "thanks" for their contribution to 100 Quilts for Kids!

Random Thoughts Do or "Di"
Quilting is More Fun than Housework
Quilting is More Fun than Housework
Red Letter Quilts

Thursday, September 25, 2014

100 Quilts for Kids: Celebrating Finishes!

100 Quilts for Kids

From now through the end of 100 Quilts for Kids (September 30th) I'll be featuring a few of the finished quilts linked up here as a way of celebrating our finishes and all the love that is being spread through these charity quilts. I'd love to feature your quilt - just send me an email with a link to your post granting me permission to use your photos. As of this morning, we're at 75 quilts, which is amazing! I'd so love to reach our goal of 100, so if you have a finished quilt and just haven't linked up yet, what are you waiting for? You will be entered to win some great prizes.

And now on to the quilt eye candy. I've include a link below each post and encourage you to visit the quilter and leave a little "thanks" for their contribution to 100 Quilts for Kids!

A Blue Sky Kind of Life

A Quilters Table
Wombat Quilts

Wombat Quilts - Portland MQG did there own drive for a neonatal ICU - check out the link for other quilts donated.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

100 Quilts for Kids: DC Modern Quilt Guild Quilt

Earlier this year, Fabric Traditions donated some lovely DS Quilts fabric to the DC Modern Quilt Guild for charity quilts. We doled it out to several of our members who agreed to coordinate the quilts and even more members took fabric bundles to help make blocks.

Hourglass Quilt back

I ended up with an "autumn palette" of fabrics and mixed it with some shot cottons and a few other fabrics in my stash and asked my collaborators to make these nine-patches from hourglass blocks with the following layout.


I have to admit, I chose the block because the fabric requirements were simple and I could easily determine that two fat quarters would equal two finished blocks. I really had no idea what they would look like all together until we got together at a local library for our annual sewing day.

Hourglass Block Layout

Luckily I had some design consultation from a couple of my guild members, and I got the top and back pieced during our sewing day. 

Hourglass quilt

Given the pretty much overwhelming nature of the top, I decided to quilt it in a simple large scale stipple - it was good free motion quilting practice.

Hourglass Quilt

I was rolling along with the binding, getting close to finishing the quilt, when this happened - oops! Oh well, I guess such a crazy, scrappy quilt couldn't have a completely solid binding.

Hourglass quilt binding

This quilt, as with many others our guild made, will be donated to a local family shelter where I hope it will provide some warmth and comfort to a child this fall.

Hourglass quilt

Just a reminder that the linky party to showcase your finished 100 Quilts for Kids donation is open until September 30th over here. Check back over the next few days while I showcase some of the great finishes in the group!