Monday, January 30, 2012

All she needs is Binding

Here is the latest quilt that our group Quilting for Kids has made using this tutorial

Quilting for Kids #3

I just have to finish up the binding tomorrow and she'll be off to the boy in the foster care system.

Quilting for Kids #3

I can't wait for him to receive it.

If you helped out in making this quilt, you can go over to flickr and tag yourself in it.  I just learned that you can do that.  Pretty cool!

Quilting detail on the back

I did straight line quilting in the diamond patterns that you see.  I was nervous about doing it because it seems like whenever I use my walking foot to straight line quilt I always end up with folds because the fabric gets pulled.  I hate that! But I saw Leah Day do straight line quilting as free motion quilting, with a different foot, so I tried it.  The lines are not perfect.  Occasionally wonky and sometimes flat out crooked, but the over all effect is what I wanted.  It was much easier to do it this way, than with the walking foot, where you have to turn the whole quilt so much.  So go check out her method.  I'll definitely be doing it again.

Here's the wonderful people who helped make this quilt.  In no particular order.  Would you go and tell them what a wonderful job they did?

Kelly from
Melissa from
Jenn from
Ella from
Katy from
Lisa on flickr
Sarah from
Melissa from
Deb from
Shanna from
Toni on flickr
Toni from
Danny from
Colleen from
Christine from

If you'd like to join Quilting for Kids, please feel free to sign up! Also, grab a button for your blog and spread the word.  Thank you!

I'm linking up with some great ladies. JAQS Jenna CanoeRidge Quiltstory


  1. It turned out great! Yay! I knew it would since you were the one putting it together, but still. It's nice to see it finished!

  2. Looks great! I love how you quilted it, too. I'm definitely going to have to try that sometime!

  3. That is a gorgous quilt. Love, love, love the pattern and colors used in it. A fantastic quilt for a great cause.
    ~Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva

  4. oh wow sarah! this looks amazing!! The quilting was the perfect choice. What a great project, fantastic!

  5. I like the design of this quilt its diffident then I have seen before.

  6. You have really created a lovely quilt!

  7. I love this design. This look great!

  8. This is a beautiful quilt, it's really wonderful of you to make this for such a good cause