Sunday, August 23, 2015

Charity Brick Tops

 Whoop whoop! Look at this beauty that came in the mail--the jewel tones are stunning. This gorgeous brick top came all the way from Tampa, Florida from Bobbi (no blog) for my mom's charity quilt drive. I hit Joann's for some black Kona with my 60% off coupon yesterday and also found a perfect fabric for borders and backing at $3 a yard. Score, especially since it was $13.99 a yard originally. I will drop it off for quilting hopefully tomorrow.
 I will also drop this top that I finished today off. This is just a quick scrap quit.  All the rectangles are cut 3.5 x 6.5 inches. Sew two together to form a block and then lay the blocks out in opposite directions. This is set 10 blocks by 10 blocks. Before borders is measured 60 inches square. I cut my borders 3.5 inches wide. I am proud to say there are no repeated fabrics in this quilt! I also found a busy $3 a yard backing for this one too.
I am still waiting for my fabric I ordered for the Dog Gone Cute QAL to arrive. Instead 
this week, I plan on working on making one of these--a Scrappy Summer Quilts for the charity quilt drive. I am not going to make it quite as long as the free tutorial, but I am using this color scheme.
Here is a link to the tutorial
If you are interested in contributing a top or a quilt for my mom's charity please send me an email at mcsdces19(at)gmail(dot)com or leave me a comment. Have a great week!

14 comments:

  1. Bobbi donated a very pretty quilt top to your Mom's charity. You have quite a collection going now.

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  2. Wonderful eye candy today. Thanks for sharing so many wonderful quilts. I love the colors in the last one but really like how well your scraps came together in the 3.5 x 6.5" bricks quilt.

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  3. Love the top quilt...well both quilts really!! Like your scrap quilt...can't get over the price you pay for fabric, we are lucky if we get quilting fabric for $10 a metre here.

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  4. Those are all great quilts! That is going to be a wonderfully, colorful batch of quilts that will be delivered at the end of the drive.

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  5. Beautiful quilts! Lots of pretty scraps in each.

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  6. The first one looks like stained glass ! :)

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  7. The first one looks like stained glass ! :)

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  8. Beautiful quilts! No repeated fabrics in the one. That's impressive!!

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  9. Lots of scrappy goodness here! I really like quilt #3, pretty colours!

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  10. Really nice quilts! Love, love, love the first one.

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  11. Those are some gorgeous scrappy quilts and I love the bright colours. Making a Scrappy Summer Quilt would also be perfect for adding to the charity quilts. Beautiful work!

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  12. I'm in love with this whole idea and pattern, bricks really work and are so effective! What stunners!

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  13. Great quilts here Tanya! My guild is making wheelchair quilts like the 2 I made for a local seniors' residence, so we are on the lookout for easy but striking patterns. Will check out Allison's free tutorial- thanks!

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  14. gorgeous colors, Tanya! Thanks for sharing at TGIFF and NTT!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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