Friday, March 9, 2018

First Charity Quilt This Year

Last year I made 6 charity quilts to the children's ward at my local hospital. This year I am pretty relaxed  about making quilts for the hospital, I'll just make one when I get in the mood, no pressure concerning numbers.

I had quite a few novelty prints in my stash and decided to design a block to show off these fabrics. The block is 10.5" inch square unfinished.

 I decided that it would be too busy with only this kind of block in a quilt, so I added squares of another fabric in between.

This is the finished quilt. The near solid-looking blocks makes the design look calmer.

The backside of the quilt is pieced together from Debbie Mumm panels.

I quilted it with a free motion design of daisies and loops on my domestic sewing machine.

I made this quilt in seven days from start to finish, that's a pretty quick one.

The quilt is approximately 40"x50", and will be a great quilt for a small child. This is the 21st quilt I have donated to the hospital during my quilting career, and it will not be the last.

Linking up with Finish It Up Friday .

Happy quilting!


  1. That is a great idea! Using up some pieces that might have been cut smaller or tossed in the trash(horrors). I like it a lot!

    1. Thank you! It is satisfying using all the small scraps.

  2. How wonderful of you to continue to make donation quilts for the hospital. It must be a very satisfying thing to do, using up old stash, and making a small one happy!


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