Volunteer FMQ

I volunteered to do the free motion quilting for members of my quilt guild who made a quilt top for Our Lady of Grace.  I recently completed these two quilts.

Ioleen pieced this quilt from blocks that were donated by guild members.  She gave me the freedom to quilt it however I wanted to.  As usual, once I get going on the longarm I can’t stop myself.  Hopefully she will like it.

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She also gave me this one to quilt.  It was a very busy  quilt with no open background so there was no point doing any extensive FMQ on it.  I chose Swirl ‘n Twirl to accent the fabric.

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Charity Quilts

Our guild is collecting baby quilts for Our Lady of Grace.  The quilts will go to pregnant or parenting teens.  I’ve made a boy and girl’s version.  I went a little overboard with the quilting, what else is new, but hopefully whoever gets them will like them.

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They look so cute together:
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Donation for Quilts of Valour

Last fall I was very lucky and won a fat quarter bundle from Sew Sister’s Blogathon Canada.  It was Northcott’s Stonehenge OH CANADA line.  I knew immediately that I would use the fabric to make a quilt for Quilts of Valour.

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There was a ton of ruler work on this quilt.  My hand ached from holding the ruler too firmly.

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I added an extra 1/4 inch red flange under the binding to give the quilt a little extra border.

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