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Quilts Beyond Borders

I recently learned about the non-profit Quilts Beyond Borders.  They coordinate piecers & quilters from around the world & then bring quilts to children (mostly orphans) in need.I volunteered to longarm some tops & this is the first one I completed:

It’s a cheery, happy quilt that was impecibly pieced!

I did the 3’s & E’s design again with a nice pink thread (I think it’s Cotton Candy in the King Tut line) from Superior Threads.

It was fun to quilt & most important, I’m happy that my quilting can help others.

Pink & Green Baby Quilt with Swirls

Remember this baby quilt?

It’s all finished now!

I opted for an apple green minky on the back.  Minky is super soft & just delightful!

To add to the texture assortment I used pink satin for the binding.  This was also my first time to experiment with machine binding that went from back to front.  It turned out great & I think that will be my machine binding method.

For the quilting I practiced 3’s & E’s.  I learned this in a class with Rebecca Segura.  I think it was perfect for this quilt!

Purple Hopscotch

A few years ago I pieced this Hopscotch quilt top using purple batiks:

I finally got around to quilting it recently.
When I quilt personal quilts, everything I do is an experiment in which I try out new designs or work to improve other patterns- but I usually always custom quilt them.

On this quilt I decided to try out a “coffee bean” meander in the outer border & a double loop in the inner border. For the center I opted for an overall swirl pattern.

I’m very pleased with out it came out!