Friday, September 11, 2015

100 Quilts for Kids Finish

Boy, am I on a roll!  I have another finished scrap quilt to check off the list this week.




This year, for my Rainbow Scrap Challenge block with So Scrappy, I decided to make an easy block.  I used 2.5" scrap squares and made a simple 9-patch block. I then cut two 6" squares and cut once diagonally for each corner of the block.  Then I trimmed the block down to size.




I made the blocks in a rainbow of colors and used various black and white prints for the backgrounds (many of which came from my scrap bin).





I decided it looked best without a border.  I love that it is so happy and colorful! 




For the backing, I found the perfect bright colored dot fabric I picked up on sale a few moons ago.  I even used up some bright colored scraps for the binding.
 


The quilting was a lot of fun.  I loaded the quilt sideways on my longarm and did a continuous swirl across the black and white squares and a line design (it always makes me think of as a frequency signal) across the 9 patches. It went really quickly just working back and forth across the quilt.

I have already started blocks for another quilt just like this one.  I love how this one turned out!

grab button for 100 Quilts for Kids
 
 
This will be my third quilt being linked up with Quilts in the Queue for the 100 Quilts for Kids event.  (My goal is six this year.)  A local organization called Bags of Love is getting a big stack of quilts from me this year!
 
There is still time for you to make a quilt for the event.  Need ideas?  There are lots in the Scrap-A-Palooza Quilt Gallery.  Just grab your scraps and pick a project.  They are all fast and easy!
 
 
 
 
Linking Up:
 
Crazy Mom Quilts
TGIFF
Quilts in the Queue  
So Scrappy for RSC15




29 comments:

Jasmine said...

It is so bright and cheerful. I want to make a similar one sometime. Thanks for sharing.

Lara B. said...

Cyndy, I really love this quilt! The colored nine patches set against the black and white background look so great! The quilting you did is perfect and fun! Pinned it! :)

Colleen said...

Love how this turned out! I agree with Lara, that the background color really sets off the nine patch and makes for a dramatic presentation!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

This is a great pattern, and I really like all the bright colors you used!

Heidi said...

I am with Lara on this one and would love to make a similar one someday. Love your fabric choices!

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

I love this quilt and the pattern. Our volunteer group just put together a 9-patch where the squares were 3" finished for a 9" block and used latticing. I really like the corners in various greys and blacks. Your quilting is wonderful. Thank you for the ideas.

Jo Ferguson said...

Your colour/fabric choices are wonderful and will make a child very happy. The quilting really sets it off beautifully.

Linda Rush said...

Love it and it certainly is perfect without the border. After a weekend of guests, I'll be itching to join you in scrappy heaven next week. ;)

Sil said...

I love this quilt and the pattern!

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

Here is the link to Anita Grossman Solomon's quilt at Quiltmaker magazine.http://www.quiltmaker.com/patterns/details.html?idx=184&messageid=13483&idx=184&idx=184
Hope it helps.

Marlene said...

Love this quilt. I'm trying to use up some of my rather large stash so this one is on the list. Really love how you have quilted this one. It's going to make a child very happy.

Patti said...

I fell in love with this quilt when you first showed us a peek! Thanks for giving us the measurements so that we can make our own beautiful rainbow!

Lynette said...

Super cool finish, Cynthia! I like it without borders, too. Fun quilting on it - great TGIFF link-up. :D

gayle said...

I've been admiring those blocks since you first started sharing them. You've definitely talked me into adding this one to my list.
Isn't it amazing how colorful this quilt is, when you consider that it's mostly black and white? 8)

Ivani said...

So simple, so cool! Great!

the zen quilter said...

It's amazing, isn't it, the endless possibilities one can make with a nine patch or just plain old squares! Man, I LOVE quilting! Nice quilt for a lucky child Well done.

Brenda said...

Your quilt is spectacular! Congratulations on making so many, I applaud you! I really wanted to make 4, but I am going to be lucky if I get this one finished. But now that I know about this Quilts for Kids, I will begin making some for next years event. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful creative day!

TheEclecticAbuela said...

Simply lovely! I love the basic traditional blocks, especially done in scrappy fabrics.

Sew Surprising said...

Love scrappy and happy, these fit the bill perfectly :)

Kathy's A Quilter said...

great finish! love everything about this quilt.

Nell's Quilts said...

Little pops of colour all over the black and white background - so much fun! Some kid will just love it!

Malinda said...

I love the bright colors against the blacks and greys. A great finish!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love the swirls you quilted in the black and white blocks! They really pull those blocks together. Great finish!

scraphappy said...

Just perfect! What a bright and happy quilt.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

This is a great finish.

Sheila said...

What a beautiful quilt! No. It doesn't need a border.

scraphappy said...

I have officially started my own version. It uses 2 inch rainbow squares, but otherwise, it will look just like yours! Thanks for the inspiration.

Elizabeth Ant said...

My sister just showed me this. Have already started one!

Edith said...

Nice in so many ways, the colours, the blocks, the quilting, lovely.