Thursday, October 27, 2011

Charity Sewing for PMQG

Over the summer, the Philly Modern Quilt Guild kicked off the Jay McCarroll Habitat Challege with a block design contest. We each received fabric and got to design a block to be considered. This was the block I designed.


All of these blocks are going to be used for charity quilts to be sent to Japan for earthquake relief. PMQG held a sewing day to get all the quilt tops put together and members were asked to take them home for quilting. I took one and decided to try a few new things since the quilt is so small. This is the first quilt I've quilted with stippling!




The blocks are pretty awesome aren't they? That's a big part of why I did stippling. With all those different designs, I couldn't decide how to quilt this one. Here's a close up of my quilting. I chose a light gray thread that matched with the sashing.


I think the back of the quilt is just as cool...


And the other new technique I tried was machine binding the edges. I used a "fancy" stitch from my machine that kind of looks like "X's". I figure this will hold up better to lots of use (since we don't know where these will end up) than hand stitching would. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.




Now to get it washed up and returned to the Guild for donation!

I'm linking up to Try New Things Thursday. Have you tried something new lately?



13 comments:

Lindsay said...

I love it! I'm keeping an eye out for the rest on the Philly Modern Quilt Guild blog!

Stippling scares me! I love the look but I'm having trouble getting the movement down. All of my stitches turn out to be different lengths and I end up with sharp corners a lot. I told myself that I'd start giving myself stippling homework practice, but that hasn't happened yet. Maybe soon!

Jessica said...

Wow! Love that quilt! our MQG is working on a quilt to donate as well..I need to decide on a block to make! Great quilting :-)

Linz said...

LOVE that quilt! ANd the stippling is beautiful!! Great design on the block too!! :)

**nicke... said...

Becky! it is beautiful! you did a wonderful job with the fmq~

Katy Cameron said...

How cool, fab work all round

Live a Colorful Life said...

Really cute quilt. I will definitely try that stitch on some binding--it looks great!

Melissa said...

Great blocks! My block from this challenge wasn't nearly as successful :) How beautiful!

Denise in PA said...

I'm using stippling/meandering more and more - I like the way it looks! Great job on the binding too - I'm going to have to try that!

felicity said...

Good for you for trying stippling! I agree that a sampler-style quilt is difficult to choose a quilting strategy for. You did a great job!

Home Designs by Amanda said...

Love the stitch you used on the binding...very attractive!

Hollie said...

That quilt is AWESOME! Love it!

Jacey said...

Love! I really like the back, too, and your binding stitching is fun!

Marci Girl said...

I love the stitching you used for the binding, it fits the quilt perfectly! Beautiful!

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