Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Charity Quilting: 100 Quilts for Kids

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I've finished a baby boy quilt for 100 Quilts for Kids and for the Central Jersey MQG's 2014 charity initiative. Our charity sewing has been successfully led by our fearless philanthropy chair Krishma. We will have about 20 quilts to donate locally to the Center for Great Expectations, which helps new mothers!

Back in June, Krishma organized a charity sewing day, where guild members chose precut donated fabric and a pattern to work on. We finished several tops that day! Our guild members have been so generous with their fabric, skills, and time.

You might remember that I finished one (I'm third from the right in that picture) - I ended up grabbing a different one later in the summer to baste, quilt, and bind.

This quilt is so cute and is a great example of how unlikely fabrics can actually go together quite well. I decided to experiment with connecting circles; I was inspired by Blue Elephant Stitches. After free motion quilting the first row of circles, though, I decided to switch off with squares to keep it interesting. This quilt was super quick to quilt but I didn't want to get bored. :D

The black binding frames it nicely. I can't wait to be there when we pass off these baby quilts before the cold winter months.

Linking up (a bit last minute!) to 100 Quilts for Kids!


  1. What a great group of quilts! You all did wonderfully. I love the quilting you chose, I will have to try it out sometime!

  2. Is that a disappearing nine patch? The quilting is awesome! Perfect for a boy! I really need to put the darning foot on my machine and start working on my FMQ skills.

  3. So many nice finishes. I really like that quilt. The fabrics look great in that pattern.

  4. Fun quilt! I'm sure it'll make someone happy!


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