I wanted to share another one of Portland Modern Quilt Guild’s charity quilts… the blocks for this quilt were made in October 2014 and we now have a beautiful finished quilt….
I love the wonky cross block for group sewing because it is so easy to make… with lots of wiggly room and creative options for any miss-sizing issues.
I love the pink and brown colour combination… the brown tones down the pink so the finished quilt does not feel to bubblegum or over girlie…
When we were putting the quilt top together we also used some solid squares of fabric to give the eye somewhere to rest…
…which also gave our fabulous quilter, Coleen Bernhardt from the Quilted Thistle, room to play.
And Coleen really had fun and the back of the quilt shows just how much variety she put into the blocks…
For the back of the quilt I pieced together a collection of brown and pink scraps…
Add some binding and you have another wonderful quilt ready to give some comfort.
This week I am pleased to share another Portland Modern Quilt Guild charity quilt… actually one of my favorite so far I must admit…
The blocks for this top were made at one of our Charity Sew days (check out my original post for more details) and then shipped off to be quilted by one of our wonderful members. This time it was the amazing Nancy Stovall who did the long-arming.
I love the pattern that Nancy chose for the quilting and extra love that she did it with yellow thread….
…it just pops against the grey and makes the whole quilt come alive. I am constantly amazed at how the quilting and binding can bring a quilt together… you think I would have that figured by now, but no, every time total amazement.
The quilt is backed with a mixture of Michael Miller challenge left over fabric and some very cool donated pieces.
This quilt will be heading to Raphael House, a local women’s shelter here in Portland, hopefully to provide some warmth and comfort.
Block: 9 inch wonky pin wheel block
Quilt size: 45 x 54 inches
Fabric: Riley Blake charcoal solid and lots of red/orange.yellow scraps