Thursday, July 18, 2013

Tornado Relief Quilt completed

Monday my contribution to the Disaster Relief Project was completed and handed over to the local quilt guild here in Oklahoma. We have had 4 days of almost continuous rain, this is very uncommon for July. For that reason I didn't get to take outdoor pictures of the finished quilt.

The first picture shows the quilt laid out on the floor, 50" x 70".

I am sorry that the light is not the best. Then I convinced DS2 to model the quilt in the doorway, looking out at the downpour outside.

Another picture with the quilt draped over a chair, looking out at the veranda. Yes, it was raining cats and dogs out there!

Here you can see the texture of the quilting. I free-motion quilted it with an all-over design of stars and loops. I used a Tangerine colored thread which fit very well with the different fabrics, in my opinion.

Below, you can see a closer detail of the quilting if you click on the photo to enlarge it. The inner border is cut from the same star fabric as the center of the large bow ties. The binding is midnight blue.

I am sorry that I forgot to take pictures of the back of the quilt. :(
The backing fabric was very appropriate for this quilt; a lot of basketballs! Some kid is going to be very happy receiving this OKC Thunder Quilt!

When I handed over the quilt, I decided to stay for the whole guild meeting. This was the first time I have attended a guild meeting here in the US. It wasn't that different from the meetings back home, of course some show&share, announcements of different types, price drawings, and a lecture. Debbie Maddy showed an abundance of beautiful quilts, among them quilts made from the Carpenter Star block.

This was a great experience, and I hope to do it again, soon!

Edit: Linked up to Link A Finish Friday and The Free Motion Quilting Project .


  1. What a beautiful quilt, Anita! I love the stars and loops you have quilted! Have a nice summer :)

  2. I love those cheerful loop de loops and the bright colors. I know some little boy is going to treasure this quilt. You did a great job!

  3. What a beautiful quilt! I think you truly caught its brilliance, even if you were inside! Send some of that rain on over to us!

  4. What a great quilt you made. It is superb for one boy!!!
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  5. You did a great job! Your quilt is beautiful :)

    Your profile says Norway, so I was surprised you are here in Oklahoma. Welcome! I've been here most of my life. I still haven't made it to a quilt guild meeting though. Hopefully one day ...

    Have a great day!!


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