Friday, March 10, 2017

Donation Quilt is Finished

My little quilting group finally finished their donation quilt for the 2017 Mennonite Relief Sale in May. We have been supporting this cause for over 10 years now and have raised over $2,000 from our collective quilting efforts. 
It's a long journey from picking a pattern, gathering scraps from the stashes of 5 very different quilters, sewing blocks, organizing a layout, sewing the quilt top together, quilting and binding it, and finally putting on the label.

The pattern is called "Warm Breeze" by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith (finished size: 78" x 80"). It was published in McCalls Quick Quilts magazine and is available as a free download over at the Fons and Porter website - click here. This is a photo from when it was just a quilt top on the design wall. It's now a finished quilt sitting in a bag at the MCC office waiting to be auctioned in May. I was so nervous about getting it submitted before the deadline, that I forgot to take a photo of the quilting on the finished quilts. Hearts are hand quilted in the blue setting triangles.
We are already working on our next quilt for the 2018 auction. We have decided to start by compiling the blocks we collected on last year's July Shop Hop and see if we can make a quilt out of them.

12 comments:

  1. What a great quilt and thank you for sharing where to get the pattern! Really pretty!

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  2. Surely, we will get to see a quilted shot, too! Won't we? I certainly hope so!

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  3. what a nice quilt - it will be well appreciated I'm sure!

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  4. Beautiful quilt for a wonderful cause. Do let us know how it does in the auction.

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  5. Pretty quilt. I always hope there is someone with really deep pockets to bid on our guild quilt at our Mennonite Relief Sale. Hope there is one there for your quilt too. I hope you can get a picture of it quilted at the auction to show us.

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  6. Which shop hop?I know I have some laying around just not sure which shop hop they are from.
    Check your email....regarding northern retreat!!! :)

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  7. Very pretty. Love the way you have made it glow from the center!

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  8. Good to have it done and submitted on time. Sorry you didn't get a picture. Maybe at the event?

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  9. Beautiful quilt. I'm sure they appreciate all your group donates.

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  10. Kathy - your quilt looks great and the Mennonite Relief Sale is such a worthy cause.

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  11. A very fun scrappy quilt. It should do well at the auction.

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