Thursday, May 16, 2019

Finished Memory Quilt

pin basting and picking the coral thread colour
This quilt project started in January when I adopted a bag of 128 HST blocks that were abandoned in the scrap bin at guild meeting. The little HSTs were perfectly made and I had a lot of fun making the blocks and creating the quilt layout. Once the quilt top was together I couldn't wait to get quilting!


Using the walking foot I quilted straight lines in the middle of the quilt. Then I switched to the free motion foot and made some squiggly lines in those long white spaces.

I quilted free motion swirls in the borders. This photo shows the quilting design which is much easier to see on  the back of the quilt.
I hand stitched the binding which is my most favourite part of quiltmaking. I love these Black Gold Clover applique needles that are so sharp and thin that I can easily push the needle through many layers of fabric to attach binding without using a thimble. Although these needles are pricey compared to others (here in Canada I paid $9 plus tax for 6 needles) they are totally worth it! 

This quilt finishes at 24" square and will be donated to the memory quilt collection at my quilt guild. These small quilts are given to our local hospital for distribution to families experiencing the loss of a baby.

9 comments:

Design Originals by KC said...

What a cool quilt you made from bits and pieces you recovered and then to give to a grieving family for use in their recovery... excellent! Kathi

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

That is a wonderful quilt from leftovers!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

a nice variety of quilting on that project!

Louise said...

It's beautiful! I love the soft colors and the unusual HST setting into the rectangular blocks. I'm sure it will provide some comfort to a grieving family.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Oh Kathy! I just love it and your quilting - excellent! Nice work

Janet O. said...

That sweet little quilt will mean a lot to a grieving family!

Karen said...

Was there a pattern with the triangle units when you picked them up or did you come up with the quilt design on your own?

Jenny said...

Such pretty colours, it will make a gorgeous donation quilt.

Mary said...

Great design, Kathy. Cheerful colors for a Donation quilt.