Quilts of Valour FMQ

Last year I offered my longarm quilting services to Quilts of Valour. People donate quilt tops and fabric for backing and they ask longarmers to provide the batting and longarm services for free. I received these two quilts in January. One is a very busy batik quilt so I used an edge to edge design called Dazzle.

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The second quilt has a lot more background space so I chose to custom quilt it. Ironically the donated quilt top was from Quiltessential’s 2011 Block of the month program and I made the identical blocks (here is a link to my finished quilt).

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Rosalie’s Quilts

When I first saw Rosalie’s quilt tops I immediately noticed the quality of her work.  The piecing was beautiful, there were no wonky borders and the pressing was top notch.  I knew I was going to enjoy working on them.

She chose Bumpity for her beautiful flannel quilt.  I used a soft grey that worked so well within all the blocks.

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For her larger quilt she picked Yo Yo and I used Glide’s mocha thread.

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Thank you Rosalie.  It was truly a pleasure to work on your quilts.

The Quilt that keeps on giving

Batik Beauty

Batik Beauty 109″ x 109″

I donated this kingsize Batik quilt to be used at a silent auction fundraiser for The Bockman Foundation. It is a non-profit charity that helps people with spinal cord injuries.   I got a email informing me that the quilt sold for $600. I then found out that the people who bought the quilt re-donated it to another silent auction fundraiser for a family with 3 kids that just lost their father.  I couldn’t be happier.  I hope that my quilt brings at least another $600 for that family.

I just did a free hand edge to edge swirl design in the body and some custom quilting in the set in triangles and border.

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Patty and Peggy’s Charity Quilts

Patty and her sister Peggy made these 7 beautiful quilts for the Little Warriors Be Brave Ranch.  They asked me to quilt them and I was happy to help out.  I tried to quilt each one with a design that fit with the quilt:

There were two Mickey/Minnie mouse quilts.  I designed my own pantograph and used it on these two quilts:

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For the hockey themed quilt I used a pantograph called Baptiste Swirl:

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On this beautiful, green animal themed quilt I used a pantograph called puppy paws:

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For the baseball themed quilt I used a design called bumpity:

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