Wednesday, 28 June 2017

A Tale of Three Quilts

 
     You may remember this quilt top.  It's the Broken Frames quilt designed by Cheryl Brickey  of Meadow Mist Designs and I made the top last summer.  It's a donation quilt for my local guild's outreach program.  I am currently the chair of the outreach committee (was co chair last year).




     Community outreach co-ordinates the making of approximately 100 quilts each year, although this year the President's Challenge was to make comfort quilts and we ended the year with 168 quilts. The quilts go to the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence unit, housed at the local hospital.  Guild members can contribute by making individual blocks, by making a quilt top, by quilting tops made by others , or by donating a complete quilt.  I matched this top up with batting and a backing and put it with the others waiting to be quilted.



     Vicki picked up the quilt and used it to teach her 13 year old daughter how to use her long arm.  Vicki is really happy that her youngest daughter has shown an interest in quilting as her oldest two have shown no interest.  Here's a close up of the quilting.




     One of the great things about the outreach program is that in addition to making  quilts for a good program, members are encouraged to learn new patterns and skills. Working on the quilts is way for people to give back to their community while practicing their skills.


     I asked Cheryl for permission to share the pattern in a couple of kits for the outreach program and she generously agreed.   I had two sets of charm squares from Cotton and Steele that I  had picked up at my local quilt store and Wendy and I made kits by combining them with white background and frames of fabric, donated by Joanne's sister.

      The first one was sewn by Josee. She picked up the kit at a guild meeting. The  colourful charms were from the Mochi line, designed by Rashida Coleman-Hale.  The dark green frames went well with this line.





It was quilted by one of the generous long armers that belong to the guild.The swirls look great don't they. 



     Cyndy put the last kit  together.  These charms were Tokyo Train Ride by Sarah Watts and the frames where a copper brown, which complement the charms quite nicely.  Sometimes we are lucky to have things in the guild stash that work perfectly together.



     The quilting on this one was straight lines quilted diagonally across the quilt, also done on a long arm.  I think it's very effective.



       Many hands helped to make these quilts which will be used to provide comfort and healing.  You can read about more donation quilts at the Sew Some Love linky at Kat and Cat Quilts where I will be linking up today. I'll also be linking up with Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social.

Lisa

18 comments:

  1. Wow, that is amazing quilting for a first time long arm user! The quilts all look amazing, and how lovely of Cheryl to allow you to share the pattern for such a great cause.

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  2. These quilts look fantastic!

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  3. Wow, the great quilts! I love that pattern, great use for charm packs. Thanks for linking up!

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  4. Those turned out great! I've got to remember this pattern for a future quilt.

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  5. Broken Frames is a great pattern, especially for using up charm packs, it shows the fabrics of wonderfully well. Sounds like a win win, you got the quilt done and Vicki's daughter got some practice, she made a great job.

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  6. All of those turned out so nice. It looks like a good pattern to use up some scraps too. And all for a good cause too, bless all of you.

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  7. Great work on the outreach quilts - and awesome first time quilting! What a great pattern and wonderful to see these going to needy recipients.

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  8. Fantastic teamwork to make some truly lovely quilts! I love how versatile that pattern is, giving a new look with each selection of fabrics. Great job!

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  9. They look brilliant and great that they are helping pass on quilting to another generation too!

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  10. Excellent work here. I mean all the works; the pieced quilts, the quilting and the donations. Kudos to all these people. It's fun to see the same quilt in different colorways. ;^)

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  11. Love your quilt! Thank you for sharing the alternate colour ways. The pattern looks lovely in all the variations.

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  12. The quilts look fabulous! How fun to see them in different colourways.

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  13. Hi Lisa, Thanks so much for sharing these great quilts with us. It's an excellent way to see what can be done with one pattern....which I just bought :-) Your committee is doing some great work!

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  14. These quilts are all just gorgeous!! What great projects and causes!

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  15. All three are great. I love that the same pattern looks totally different depending on the fabrics used.

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  16. Such different (all beautiful) results from a single pattern! Great cause too.

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  17. These are so wonderful! I am so happy that your guild members enjoyed the pattern and that the quilts are off to good homes.

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