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...