Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Donated Quilt Tops from Others

 I have a very large backlog of quilt tops that just need quilting.  Generous quilters from all over the US have sent hem to me to become a Compassion Quilt.  Some are sent as complete kits (with backings and bindings) while some are just the top and need a backing.

With all of the Churn Dash quilts I have been making, I just haven't had the time to get to any of these quilts.  So in May, I blocked out a few weeks and focused on getting some of these done!

This jelly roll quilt is another top sent in by Becky.  She sent a total of ten tops and I have been slowly working through them.  It sometimes takes me a bit to find the right backing.

This quilt had some nice autumn colors with a burgundy border.  I struggled to find a backing in a nice fall color but I did have a blue one with burgundy flowers.  I couldn't put my finger on why I liked it but I am glad I went with it.  Becky had sent in a brown binding for this one.  I switched it out for a green I had in my stash.  I will use the brown one on another quilt.

I quilted some big leaves on this quilt. It measures 62 x 74".

This lovely quilt top was sent in by Joni.  In fact, she sent in the top, backing and binding.  I think this was a kit that came from Craftsy. She really did a lovely job on it.

I knew the quilting was really going to show on this backing so I quilted in some feathers.

This quilt measures 56 x 68".

I also received some tops on the smaller size so I was able to squeeze them in too.  This kit came from Kristi.  She sent in the top and the backing.  I was able to squeak out the binding from some of the leftover scraps.

This quilt measures 39 x 49".  It is such a happy little thing - I love that cherry fabric.

This fun bear quilt is also from Kristi. (Sorry, it is upside down.) The cream colored fabric is actually flannel.  So the top is super soft.

This one needed a backing and because the top had flannel, I decided to look in my flannel stash.  I found this striped fabric that had the turquoise and the gold found in the top.  Kristi also sent me some of the bear fabric.  I was able to use it for the binding - I didn't have quite enough but I just added in a cream-colored fabric I had in my stash.

This quilt measures 50" square.

Last week one of my friends helped me pull fabric for another 6-8 donated tops.  The fabric came from both her and my stash.  It was such a help.  Now I just need to find the time to get them on my longarm.

Friday, I have three more Churn Dash Compassion quilts to share. We are getting close the end of that block drive.  The next block drive will be announced around the 30th of this month.

Hope you are all having a great week. Mine was going great until I received an envelope from the Circuit Court of Oregon.  I don't have time to be on a jury!

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3 comments: said...

Wow what a wonderful group of finished quilts to comfort someone in need!

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

4 more wonderful compassion quilts, and it sounds like you have been busy wrapping up the churn dash quilts, too. I hope the jury duty summons doesn't end up taking up a lot of your time.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats on finishing up these sweet donation quilts, Cynthia! Looking forward to seeing what you will choose for next quarter's theme.

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