Wednesday, August 17, 2011

"Lucky Charms" - A Finished Quilt

*This quilt has been donated to Quilts for Kids! :) (as part of 100 Quilts for Kids)*
I finished my quilt for 100 Quilts for Kids, following the Warm Cool QAL on In Color Order. It was time to go through my scraps, and it was time to try some HSTs. I'm glad I did!

However... now that I have my baby GO!... I'm going to be needing that HST die - this was a pain to cut out, even for a baby quilt. Onto my Christmas list it goes! :)

The name just came to me. All those rainbow colored charm squares = cereal (in my mind, apparently!)

The quilting took a lot longer than I thought, but I love the effect, so I'm happy with it now (it's a little wrinky in this picture but you get the idea). And I following my new favorite (slightly lazy) technique of folding over extra backing to make a binding... :) All I can say is, when you are on a deadline to finish three quilts in two weeks, you start to value your time a lot more.

Still need to sew on my label!

I'll be linking to this post in September for the 100 Quilts for Kids linky party, with an update about where I donated it. Working on it :)

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29 comments:

  1. Lucky Charms is a kick a** name;) The colors are terrific and good for you giving it away to an excellent cause.

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  2. Congrats on your finish -- Whoop Whooop! Love the fabrics, it's a zinger :-)

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  3. Congrats on a wonderful finish. I love the bright colors.

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  4. The name does fit it perfectly! I just started cutting out my quilt for the warm/cool QAL, so cool to see another one done! Whoop, whoop! Nice job!

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  5. Very nice! It's a bright and happy quilt!

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  6. I love this little quilt!! A great quilt for a great cause - whoop whoop!!

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  7. Wow, great colors! HSTs are worth the trouble, even though they are a pain. Just think of the design possibilities.

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  8. Love the quilt!! And a great cause as well.

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  9. Love the quilt...I need to finish mine yet too! :)

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  10. So beautiful and I am still hoping to win an AccuQuilt...if not, off to work I go to support my quilting habit! Please stop by the Quilting Ranny for your chance to win a beautiful handmade blessing bracelet:
    http://quiltingranny.blogspot.com/2011/08/interview-with-shannon-creator-of-its.html

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  11. Very cute HST quilt - and good for you in getting a start on the 100 Quilts for Kids.

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  12. Lovely quilt - I have just cut some squares for the Warm Cool QA too!!

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  13. It's beautiful! Lucky Charms is the perfect name.

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  14. So beautiful! I love how you arranged the warm/cool colors, and how you quilted it. Awesome!

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  15. What a great quilt! Thanks for posting about 100 quilts.

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  16. Fabulous quilt! It will make some lucky child very happy!

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  17. Love the colors! I have a few quilts ready for 100 Quilts for Kids as well. :)

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  18. Congratulation on your finished quilt' it really lovely!

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  19. Great name for this one! Lovely finish :)

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  20. Love this! And it's so generous to give it away =)

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  21. Beautiful quilt, love the colors. I've been lazy and I done the binding the same way as you on the last 2 lap quilts.

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  22. great quilt! I never knew there were so many sewing link ups! i'm a beginner, but will be participating soon. love your creations!

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  23. Great finish! :) Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great weekend!

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  24. What a sweet quilt. I love it. Great job!

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  25. I love the bright, fun colours you've chosen. They work so well to make a beautiful quilt, that I'm sure is well loved.

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  26. This is so beautiful! Love the cheerful colors! Saw your feature at Threading My Way! Now I'm your newest follower. :)

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