Over this past fall I’ve been accumulating charity projects to be worked on. I decided it is time to complete them and move them out.
The first project was this small wallhanging, designed and appliqued by Frances Stauffer. Frances was a very prolific designer in our community. She died a few years ago, but left many, many small wallhangings to be quilted and then auctioned at the Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale.
Someone had done some preliminary outline quilting on this little quilt, but it needed more stitches. I added the clam shells in the sky and quilted my version of echo quilting in the grass and pond. I’ve never done echo quilting before, and my echo lines aren’t as close as they should be, but for a first time, I think it is pretty good. They hadn’t quilted at all in the border so a cable was quilted there then I finished her with brown binding.
I used black thread for the quilting on the border and it was hard for me to see on the dark green. I think my days of quilting with black thread on dark fabrics are finished.
Charity project #1 is a complete and onto project 2.
I’m linking up with –
Quilting is more Fun than Housework
That is lovely. You did a great job and are such a wonderful giving person. Looking forward to Tuesday.
What a sweet way to honor a quilter passed on. Your hand quilting looks beautiful.
Love the clam shell quilting. I’ll have to remember that.
what a good idea to quilt the ideas and then have them for charity! gives quilters something to work on in between their own also while thinking of what to make next.
Lovely, yes black on dark is really hard to see! You did a nice job with this project.
I think it is really pretty. I hope you will bring it to inspiration club so we can see it closer. I admire your wonderful work at hand quilting and the patience you have.
Looking good Gretchen. I enjoy doing charity projects also. Yesterday I did a quick “chair protector” for hubby. He loves Southwest fabrics (he is Choctaw) of course the fabric has a lot of black and he wanted a black background…… What fun – black thread and black fabric. I agree with you – no more black on black. I did the quilting on my Featherweight…. sure did miss my long arm. Have a great week.
What a great project, hope it raises lots of money for the charity.
It is so nice of you to finish up projects for charity. It is a great way to honor and remember a quilter. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!
A lovely wee hanging, and great to see a quilter’s ufos being honoured and finished.
Very pretty – I especially like the clamshells in the sky.
Before I found quilt shows, I found Mennonite Relief Sales. I loved sitting and watching the bids go up on the beautiful quilts. Your finish is a great addition.
That is such a pretty little quilt. I like the quilting that you decided on.
Such a sweet idea, to quilt this and auction it off for charity. I also hope it makes lots of money for the Relief Sale!
Love your clamshells in the sky! Quilters are such generous people!
Very nice! Such a tranquil scene. (Gee, that almost came out “tranquilt.”)
It’s so pretty! You did a great job!
Beautiful finish! It should do really well at the auction.
Well done, I’m guessing it feels good to get some things finished.