Oct 10 18

Charity Quilt Ta-Done!

My pledge to myself to use up orphan blocks to make donation quilts has paid off-my first one has been pieced and quilted!  I’m very fond of blues/greens/and purples so it was very easy to work on this quilt.  I used my PTD ruler starter set for all the ruler work.  You can see the ruler work design pretty clearly in the sections made w/solid color fabrics:

 

 

…and the same design is used inside the large center blocks inside the stars, although it’s not as obvious because of the print fabrics:

 

 

 

One of the things I love most about ruler work is that it’s easy to create larger secondary designs that are formed by multiple adjacent blocks, as seen below:

 

 

 

The half triangles and squares along the outermost “pieced section” were filled with featherettes, and the outermost border is a mirror image pair of feathers in each border:

 

 

 

My goal is to piece at least 12 quilt tops over the next 12 months and if I can also get them quilted in that time frame, I would be on the moon!

 

 

 

The back side does not show the quilting well because it’s too busy of a print:

 

 

 

One last look:

 

 

 

Hospice donation quilt #1 for the period of 10/1/18-9/30/19!

2 Comments

  1. Kathy Steigleder Says:

    You’ve made this simple quilt sing. No applique or machine embroidery on it, and it’s still spectacular. It shows me what simple ruler work and featherettes can do! Thanks for showing it.

  2. Louann Holmes Says:

    Beautiful! Could you tell me the size of the quilt?

    As always, I love you work.

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