Thursday, April 7, 2016

A Quilt for Charity

Every year, the Montreal MQG chooses a charity and some of our members participate in the making of quilts for our charity. We participated in the MQG Charity Challenge this year of course and our quilt was hanging at QuiltCon West 2016 which was a huge thrill.

Our president, Stephanie, of the Queen of Wands Studio blog, managed to get some free fabric from Camelot Fabrics so I volunteered to make a quilt for our charity.


I made a bunch of off-centre square in a square blocks and added white sashing to only two of the sides of each block. I chose a random layout and sewed the blocks into a top. It went together super quickly!

I quilted it with my walking foot - nice soft wavy vertical lines. The quilt is nice and soft!


I used a gorgeous orange print for the back and made it big enough by adding a band a scraps.


The finished quilt is about 48" x 72"... Perfect for snuggling under on the couch!

Linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday and at Quilting is More Fun than Housework for TGIFF!


12 comments:

  1. Great finish! What a neat idea to add sashing to only two sides. Very nice effect.

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  2. Vraiment beau Izzy! On dirait que c'est ton piquage qui a déplacé les blocs à gauche et à droite. L'illusion est parfaite.

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  3. Super pretty Izzy! I love the effects of the tumbling blocks :)

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  4. Très réussi. Parfois on n'a juste pas besoin de se casser la tête. Le piquage ajoute un effet "distorsion" amusant.

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  5. This is gorgeous! I love the colors and the pattern!

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  6. I like how the blocks inadvertently form groups. Lovely finish for a great cause!

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  7. Great idea having off centre blocks along with two sides of sashing, and the wavy quilting fits perfectly.

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  8. Great finish! I am sure it will be loved. Thanks for sharing with TGIFF!

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  9. Really great quilt! I love the colors and the pattern.

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  10. What a great quilt - the colors are wonderful

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  11. Oh my goodness I love the orange backing fabric and the quilting. I have only quilted wavy lines once, but I gotta try it again soon!! Thanks for sharing!! :)

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