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.