Friday, October 11, 2013

Twinkle

Ever since Katie/SwimBikeQuilt announced this years 100 Quilts for Kids charity quilt drive, I planned on participating, just like I had the last two years. Unfortunately I got waylaid and missed the official link up by about 10 days. The good news? I've finished my quilt and will be donating it locally to Project Linus.

I chose Katie's own pattern, "Star Bright," and as soon as I went to my stash closet, I knew it was the perfect choice. As I was looking for grays to use, I came across the stack of gray 10" squares I had swapped a while back. A little trimming made quick work of prepping fabric for construction. It's fair to say this was the quickest quilt top ever.
Backing is Erin McMorris' Floradots in Saffron, one of the yellows used on the front. I opted for super quick quilting, using Aurifil 50wt white and my machine's curvy stitch to quilt along both sides of each square. That resulted in a really squishy, comfy quilt, just as I'd hoped.
For binding, I got a little advice from Instagram, and didn't need much encouragement to go with Collage Newsprint Stripe. It made a fun finish for this quilt, and I love the bits of red scattered about.
So late for the quilt drive, yes, but still perfect timing to warm and comfort a child in my community.

19 comments:

  1. Just beautiful! I'm sure it will be a treasured quilt!

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  2. It´s a nice quilt! Just right for snuggle with :)

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  3. I love the squiggly stitch you've used- it really is a great touch!

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  4. Lovely quilt - how perfect are those colours. Great that it could work equally well for a boy or a girl.

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  5. Love the quilt! Kudos for donating it - even though you missed the deadline. I'm sure this will become a well used quilt. And the binding is the icing on the cake!! :D

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  6. This is a great quilt. Love the bold design and colors. LOVE LOVE LOVE the binding. Some kid is going to drag this quilt around for a LONG time. Thanks for sharing. cheers su '-}

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  7. Love the subtle and soothing colors! :)

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  8. Wonderful Debbie. It will e appreciated

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  9. Love the design and colors! The person who receives it will love it!

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  10. Lovely! Plus your pictures are really eye candy.

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  11. This is beautiful and fun quilt, Debbie! That yellow-orange is fantastic with different greys and the pattern is wonderful! x Teje

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  12. Looking great... I wish it was common to donate quilts here in Denmark. You just don't, so I've send one quilt across the Atlantic once. It seemed kind of crazy to do that though. Hoping that the kid who ends up with this quilt will love and treasure it.

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  13. So pretty and I know it will be loved!

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  14. It's a beautiful quilt! Love the fabrics!!

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  15. Better late than never! Love that gray and yellow combo and agree the bits of red in the binding are sweet. Great job, Debbie!

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  16. I love this quilt, it is modern and lovely. The binding is perfect.

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