Sunday, June 28, 2015

mini charming for charity

I've added a new badge to my sidebar.  I've joined Esch House Quilts Charity Challenge and committed myself to make 4 quilts for charity this year.  One each quarter.  I cannot believe that I never got a photo of my first quarter quilt but here's what I made for the second.
 It's a Mini Charming quilt based on Denyse Schmidt's Big Charming.  


My first night at Sewtopia I sewed together the block with a pack of Kona cotton mini charms from sponsor Robert Kaufman Fabrics.  I was getting the feel of the Bernina I would be sewing on for the weekend.


I decided this quilt should be in honor of Sewtopia sponsors so I used Pellon batting and this Michael Miller print on the back. 
I free motion quilted it (Denyse Schmidt style) with Aurifil.  I used a water based marker to draw a 2"x4" graph on the quilt to help keep my loops consistent in size.  
The binding fabric is from JoAnn's.  Not a sponsor, but it was a perfect match for the front and back - and in my stash!

This quilt will go to CS Mott Children's Hospital with others from the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild.  I hope it brings a smile and healing to someone.

5 comments:

  1. Love this so much, Karen! Thanks for playing along with the Charity Challenge! I'm working on my June quilt as I type this :)

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    1. Thanks Debbie. The challenge is a fun way to keep myself on task. Giving back feels good! I can't wait to see your quilt.

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  2. I really like this quilt! Not so difficult that it puts you off doing it, but still looks very cool! I really hate when donation quilts look crappy, and I'm sure anyone would be thrilled to get this!

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    1. Thank you. I agree that we need to give back more than leftovers. I put my label on all my quilts so I want them to be nice. Once I donated a quilt that I didn't like the colors of. I felt a little guilty about that. Someone had given me the fabric. It was quality fabric and the quilt finished up nice. I decided that someone might like it even if I didn't. I hope so anyway!

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  3. Looks like a perfect match with the backing. Simple but lovely design!

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