On the weekend previous to the Easter weekend, my quilting buddies and I had a mini retreat. We were back near Paris Ontario babysitting the dogs. We spent the weekend working on quilts for our Community Outreach program and we finished 4 quilt tops (more or less). I'm going to share 3 of the finishes in this post and go into a little more detail on the fourth later. It was a beautiful sunny day, but incredibly windy so it was really hard to set up quilts for photos. Today is full of clouds where I live so it's nice to look at this sunshine.
Here are two of the quilts. We made these tops with a layer cake of Desert Blooms fabric, designed by Sherri and Chelsi of a Quilting Life. The sashing is a Free Spirit solid. I bought it as one of several possibilities to use for the sashing in my Quilters Planner Sew Along Quilt. I rejected it for that project but it looks great in these quilts doesn't it. We based the design on a quilt we saw in a local quilt shop.
The quilts are a little bit small to be used for community outreach quilts but we managed to find some of this fabric on line at Fabric Spark and ordered two different prints to use as borders. So the quilts will be similar, but different.
Do you remember this quilt?
The three of us put this quilt top together as part of Sandra of MMMQuilts FreeFall Quilt along last year. We won a gift certificate from Fabric Please in the final link up and we used the gift certificate to purchase the Desert Blooms layer cake!
The third top I will share with you was put together by Cyndy. She had started this top at our last bee day but hadn't quite finished it.
The three of us have been trying to use up the batiks in our stash so we have pooled them together to use in the donation quilts. Actually it started as me trying to use up the batiks in my stash but the two of them followed in my footsteps.
I'll share the remaining quilt which was the one I worked on the most next week as there is a bit more of a back story to it. I'll be sharing this post at the link ups at Sew Fresh Quilts and at Slice of Pi Quilts.
Last week Katrina and I brought 42 quilts to the Sexual Assault Domestic Violence unit bringing the number of quilts our guild has donated this guild year so far to 97. Neat eh (thats so you know I'm Canadian.)
I'm participating in the Elm Street Quilts Postcard Exchange blog hop on Saturday, so hopefully I'll see you here again.