10 March 2014

Donation Quilts


This is a donation quilt that I finally finished! All those black and white checks made my eyes twitch. The pattern is from Mary Quilts called Quick Strippie. It really is a quick quilt to make. This was the first time I used this tutorial for machine binding with a flat fell foot for my sewing machine. Let's just say, that I need practice. Quilted with a wishbone pattern on my HQS16 using Signature thread.


This was a panel that I used for a simple allover clam shell quilting design. I used a half circle ruler to do the clam shell and found out that my HQS16 was sitting about 1/4" higher than the surrounding table. This made for some jerky curves. I have since fixed the problem by removing the rubber feet on the machine and installing some silicone bumpers to bring it to the right height. I used a Guterman size 40 quilting thread which was probably a mistake because it overpowers the sweet design on the panel.But done is done and the quilting practice is worth it because even though the curves aren't smooth, the stitches themselves are fairly consistent.

Both of these quilts are donation quilts and will go to deserving homes.

Update: The blue panel uses a poly batting. That is why it is so puffy looking.

 Here you can see more design walls.

9 comments:

A Nudge said...

What sweet quilts! You are so good.

Nancy Kay said...

Beautiful, beautiful quilts! Well done!

Sylvia said...

Well done!

Impera Magna said...

Oooo... I love your strippie quilt... it's gorgeous! And your clam shells look cool on that baby quilt! So good of you to donate these...

Libby said...

They are wonderful. I love the strip quilt. And I do believe you are the most generous person there is!

Nancy said...

Great fabrics in the stripe quilt. I especially like the border detail. Nice job!

Cathy Daniel said...

That top one - the donation quilt - is soooo lovely. Really summery and not too overly pretty because of the black and white checks - gorgeous! xCathy

Michele Bilyeu said...

These are wonderful, Paula. I do a lot of random strippie quilts for donations and they make up so quickly and are always different and so darn cute! Same with using panels, in any part of a quilt...awesome fun and great donations!!

Shasta Matova said...

Both are great quilts. I really like the strip quilt. That inner border makes it look so interesting even though it is a really simple quilt with the stripes.