100 Quilts for Kids

This week I finally finished another quilt… I mean completely finished – quilting and binding and all.  I have been pumping out the blocks and tops but have been a little lacking on finishes… until now.  So without further ado here is my Les Monsieur quilt…

easy kids quilt

This was a fast and fun quilt to put together, I made the top in February in very little time (see my original post) but it spent months sitting in the “must finish” pile.  For this quilt, I started with a handful of the prints from Michael Miller’s fabulous Les Monsieur line and some coordinating fabrics from my stash.

Les Monseur block detail

I then spent a few hours making log cabin blocks, all 9 1/2 inches square but with random sized logs/sashing.  What I love about this type of quilt top is that it is a great way to highlight a fun novelty print line…and I always start by cutting out blocks of just the prints (giving you instantly 3 – 4 blocks to start).

quilt detail

Then I fussy cut some of the novelty prints for the center of the blocks and go to work.  It is just fun putting everything together, of course making sure that there is some lights (in this case white) and darks (navy blue and a touch of brown).

block detail 2

If there are any of the focus prints left over I tend to incorporate them into the back of the quilt.

Les Monseur quilt back

This quilt was delivered yesterday to Project Linus and is one of my entries into this years 100 Quilts for Kids drive.

For the last couple of years I have been a part of the 100 Quilts for Kids drive that Katie Blakesley of SwimBikeQuilt set up.   The idea is simple, for the months of August and September you are encouraged to make a quilt and donate it to a child/teen in your own community.

This year the quilt drive is being hosted by Quilts in the Queue and there are some beautiful quilts that have already been donated …. oh did I mention you can also win some lovely prizes by donating a quilt and then linking a photo to the 100 Quilts for Kids site?

18 thoughts on “100 Quilts for Kids

  1. I’m with you on this; using big chunks of feature fabric is a great way to showcase prints you love AND gets the quilt off to a great start. That’s a great boy quilt too, so often donated quilts are great for girls, but a bit too ‘pretty’ for a boy.

  2. I’m going to have to “borrow” this construction idea! My approach has been to make a block (like variable star) that has a large center when I have a fabric to feature. I like yours better. 🙂

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