Sunday, 17 January 2016

Charity Quilt Top

Another charity top finished up for my guild to give to our chosen charity this year. You can read about my first top here. I had these leftovers from the first top and wasn't at all sure how I was going to use them.

leftovers

The strips were different lengths and widths. I threw around the idea of some sort of log cabin version. But wasn't really happy with how that was going to look. In the end I decided to just start sewing three or four strips together, aiming for at least a 6 inch wide strip set. I didn't think to take any pictures of the process sorry. I then cut them into 6 inch blocks, I also cut a 6 inch square of background fabric square to make HST's.

6 inch block strip set



HST's 



My daughter played with a layout, we decided ( after much debate) to leave it offset. A two and a half inch border of yellow followed by a three and a half inch piano key border using up the rest of leftovers. 
I think the yellow borders helped pull everything together. 

finished top
It finished up at 50 inches x 59 inches.


It has been a bit since I last posted, and a lot can happen in a short time. Please give your loved ones a hug as we don't know what the next day can bring.


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6 comments :

Lara B. said...

That is a really great way to use up scraps Cindy! I would not have thought of it and love how your quilt turned out! Your daughter is a great helper. :)

Your reminder about our loved ones is the best way to live day to day - we'll be all the better for it! Sending healing prayers your way!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

The quilt top came together splendidly. I am glad you were able to post again and hugs to you as well. xx

Tish Stemple said...

Cindy, a second great quilt to donate. I love how you decided to lay out the HST's. The yellow fabric really did pull everything together. Sending love, hope everything is going well. Every minuet can be a gift.

Allison said...

Lovely how scraps can come together to make such a cohesive whole. And thank you for the reminder to take time to show our loved ones just how much we love them.Glad you could share the making of a quilt with your daughter - special times ☺

Lady of the Manor said...

A beautiful and cheerful quilt! It came together beautifully!

Sandra Walker said...

You are amazing. All that is going on with you over the past little while and you make a charity quilt top that is so sunny and bright! Hugs to you my friend.