Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Blue & Yellow Bliss Finish

 This quilt my mom pieced on our retreat as part of her charity quilt drive. I am not sure what the pattern is called, but I machine quilted it on the longarm and machine bound it. I am calling it Blue & Yellow Bliss. It measures 60 inches square after washing.
 My mom asked me to machine quilt it with the five petal flowers and loops I have been doing lately. I put the five petal flowers all over the quilt, but also centered one in each of the royal blue center squares and they show up fairly well since I quilted it with yellow thread.
I looks so sweet and cheerful which is why I think Blue & Yellow Bliss is the perfect name. I am in love with the precious daisies in the border.
Here is an up close picture of the perfect backing and one of my quilted flowers.

I pieced this Fun Flower Nine-Patch yesterday and today. It is my next donation to the charity quilt drive. It was featured in the McCall's Quilting magazine in January/February 2011. My sister had sent me a kit for it from the Fat Quarter Shop years ago. It is much brighter than it appears in the magazine! It was supposed to measure 57 inches square, but I added in the three inch lime green border so it will be bigger than 60 inches square. I think there is enough of the black striped fabric that is the first border to use as binding.

So far for the charity quilt drive we have about a dozen quilts completed with another dozen in progress. Four quilters from the online community have contacted me and are donating too. We are trying to make 62 quilts in time for this Christmas for every resident in a nursing home in our town. Please leave me a comment if you would like more information about our charity quilt drive or want to donate a quilt or top to the cause! Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

I am off to dig into my scrap bins for another scrappy quilt to piece and donate...

23 comments:

  1. The top quilt is a great pattern. Your quilting compliments the floral fabrics quite nicely. I remember making a quilt from the same fabric line as your second quilt, but not this particular pattern. I love the idea of providing quilts for nursing home residents. What a wonderful way to show them that they are respected and cared about!

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  2. You're getting there fast!!!! Great work, Tanya.

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  3. I have a quilt basted, waiting for me to quilt it. I have no plan for it so I could send it to you if you want it. When it is finished and I post photos on my blog I'll let you know. You can take a look then let me know if it is appropriate for your cause.

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  4. Love both of those quilts. Adding the lime green border was a great idea.

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  5. Both quilts are gorgeous!

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  6. I totally love your blue and yellow quilt. I am always drawn to those two colours together and the pattern is perfect. I can see that quilt in someone's bright, cheery cottage.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Deb

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  7. What is the name of the pattern of the blue and yellow quilt? I have to get this pattern. This is the cutest quilt ever!

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  8. Both quilts look stunning! Yellow and blue is such a beautiful, classic combination. I'm hoping to use the same pattern with some Oriental-ish peacock fabrics at some point - I think it's called Garden Fence?

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    1. Thank You so much for giving the name of this cute pattern! Because of your kindness, I have found tutorials with all the cutting information. I am truly grateful. Its too cute. Thank you!

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  9. Both of the quilts are stunning!!

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  10. I love that blue and yellow combo...so summery and then your next quilt is beautiful. I have gathered that you and your mom have given up sleeping the last week or two? :)

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  11. Wow you are fast with your quilts! Both are really nice!

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  12. I always love blue and yellow together! So happy! You are definitely going to be successful with your quilt collection for the nursing home!

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  13. What a kind gift to the residents of the nursing home. Those quilts are a beautiful and meaningful service. Bravo!

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  14. That yellow and blue is so pretty! I love the quilting too :)

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  15. Wow! Gorgeous! And such a thoughtful way to give back!

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  16. That is a very beautiful quilt! I love the colors.

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  17. Oh they're both so pretty and I love the blue and yellow, it's so sunny and summery!

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  18. I love the Blue and Yellow Bliss!

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  19. They are both gorgeous! Love them!

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  20. Love that blue and yellow. It is really Bliss, if you ask me.

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  21. Your bliss quilt is, in a word, BLISSFUL! Such pretty colours and fabulous fabric choices. Beautiful quilting as well!

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  22. Blue and yellow together in a quilt gives a fresh look.

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