Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Soft and Cuddly Quilt
My latest charity quilt turned out to be an exercise in free motion quilting. The top was pieced in one day, using as big blocks of the cat fabric as possible, and adding four-patches in matching colors.
The earth tone colors look good together with the patches with cats on white background.
The chocolate brown flannel used for borders and backing was donated by Siw from Quiltegården.
I added some leftover fabrics to make the backing big enough. The end result is a quilt of 45" x 55", perfect for a child.
I am really pleased with the free motion quilting of an all-over swirl design. I struggled a bit with some tension problems, but finally got them sorted out in some mysterious way, don't ask me how. The binding was made from the last pieces of the green fabric from the four-patches.
This is my third charity quilt for the year, and number 23 all time for the children's ward at my local hospital.