Friday, September 12, 2014

My Charity Quilts and A Giveaway

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!

I have a few quilts to share with you that I am giving to Mott's Children's Hospital for the NICU. 
 I will link up with both 100 Quilts for Kids and also Finish it up Friday.

First up is one I made a long time ago but just putting it with the donation quilts.  
It is a chenille blanket.  
I love how the chenille came out on this one!


The back on this one is adorable too!  
I used the dot from one if the DS Quilts fabrics.  I love that print for bindings!


The other one is something I made awhile ago too to use up some of the fabric squares I had cut for another quilt.  
It is very sweet.


I got to use this great Finding Nemo fabric for the back too!  
Some "little" will love this!


The last one is a quilt I made using left over squares cut for a different donation quilt.  
I was actually able to get 2 quilts from all the left over squares by adding white squares in between.  That also allowed me to not have to do so much matching!  
My creative process at work!  

This quilt was small enough that I decided to try quilting it myself.  
I had heard of other people using some of their decorative stitches on their machines by enlarging them to use for the quilting.  
That's what I wanted to do.  
So I chose the number 4 stitch on my machine.  
It made a great wavy stitch.  
Those white squares were just begging for something. 
 Not just white wavy lines.  
Does this give you a clue?


I decided to do straight lines making a rainbow across the quilt like this


Autumn thought it was a GREAT idea!


Look at all that crazy texture!


I used a vintage sheet for the back.  It almost makes it look 3D!


I found some left over pink to use for the binding and it worked perfectly!  
I am very happy to have 3 quilts to donate! 
 I have a second one of these quilts to finish piecing and then will use the same backing and quilting to do another one in the future.  


I think I need to pack up my scraps though and 
send a stuffed FRB off to someone that would love to have them!  
If you pay the postage, they could be yours!!  
Tell me what you would do with a big box of scraps in the comments and 
I will draw a winner from the comments next week Friday.  
I have some pretty great scraps but I need to empty the THREE bins I have so I can get to refilling them again.

So that's it, leave me a comment telling me what you will do with them 
(even it you just want to pet them) 
and make sure there is a valid email address for me to contact you at or I will have to redraw.  

I plan to get that box stuffed tonight so maybe I will post some pictures this week too!!!

~XOP~


20 comments:

roberta mill said...

I would pet them, then use them for charity quilts. One of our guild donations is hospice-size 36" X 60". I use the serpentine/wave all the time on my quilts :)

Mama Spark said...

Roberta- I would love to email you back but you are a "no reply" person. I have directions on how to fix that or you could just include your email in your comment. Thanks!!!

Terri in BC said...

How generous of you! I would add them to my scrap-users system and make scrappy quilts - my goal is to make sure everyone in my family has their own quilt, once that is done, I plan to do baby quilts for the NICU. My email is terri-fisher (at) shaw (dot) ca

Sheri said...

I love your wavy quilting on this quilt! I've used that stitch on a couple of smaller items-- now I'm looking forward to trying it on something bigger.

margaret said...

3 very nice quilts for a charity. I would love the scraps as I am trying to build up a stash but will pass on this as being in the UK the postage will be too high, best of luck to everyone else

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

A scrappy girl can always use scraps. I could add them to my blooming scrap box which needs to be trimmed up again.

Steph Blair said...

No need for scraps here (I can't manage those I already have). I just wanted to say how much I like the quilting on that last one. Great texture.

hadacres said...

Oh my I love the idea of the wavy quilting, I am about to quilt a wedding gift & I hadn't decided yet what to use. That will be a perfect idea.
I love scrap quilts, especially when donated to the local chemo center.
Put my name in the hat, paying postage is the least I can do.

B. J. Woodlee said...

I would make a scrappy churn dash quilt. b.j.day68@gmail.com

asharper63 said...

I'm making Dialysis quilts. I love scrappy quilts. They remind me of a time when people quilted to keep their family warm by using whatever kind of fabric they had on hand.

Tammy Chase said...

is this still available? I would be interested - fairly new to quilting and would love to make a quilt like yours with the white squares as my first project on my own. THANKS

Kathleen Easter said...
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Mama Spark said...

Kathleen Easter, if you read in the post I tell you exactly how I did the quilting. It is with a certain stitch on my machine.

craftymom said...

I am a brand new quilter . I have made 2 baby quilts for my grand babies and 1 lap quilt for a family member who just had to go into a nursing home . My 5 kids all want quilts. I'm just making the lap quilt and baby quilt , then My father who is a World War 2 and Korean war Veteran ask me to make lap quilts for the VA Hospital or VA home , So that is what I will do with Pride and Honor ,So I could really use your scraps. my email is dewittb54@yahoo.com thank you for sharing your beautiful quilts .

craftymom said...

I love your quilts .I am new at quilting I would love to win the scrap fabric . I am making lap quilts for our local VA Home.Thank You for sharing .

Heather's Haven said...

i recently did this design but not to this scale and boy it's time consuming to switch back and forth between stitches.

lovely quilt!

Heather

LindaK said...

Was the quilting done with a regular foot or a free motion?

Mama Spark said...

Linda K, I can't seem to reply to your comment via email but here you go. I used a regular foot for both the strait stitch and the wavy one. The wavy line was created by elongating a stitch on my machine.
It says this in my post, but in case you missed it I used stitch number 4 on my Bernina.

JoAnn SweetPepperRose said...

Hi, just wanted to say what a gorgeous fall quilt. I have warm jewel tones in my home all year, so I could easily find fabric scraps in those colors for a quilt like this one The quilt stitching is another matter though - the few I've done have been stitched by hand, and I can't do that anymore, thanks to arthritis. I MIGHT be able to do straight line stitching, but I know I'd make a mess of the the wave. Yours is stunning!
JoAnn
sweetpepperrose.blogspot.com

CyndiG said...

Your 1930's quilt is beautiful! I especially love the stitching you did when quilting. Someone was a very lucky recipient.

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