Baby Charity Quilt
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Baby Charity Quilt

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I was able to piece and finish the baby sized charity quilt for Project Linus using blocks created and collected from the 2015 New Block Blog Hop. Thank you so much to the 6 women who designed and created the blocks used in this quilt. They are listed below left to right, top to bottom as seen in the quilt, and the links take you to the free tutorials on how to replicate the blocks seen here.

Baby Charity Quilt

Baby Charity Quilt

To make the quilt a bit larger, I used some Kona White from my stash and added 4.5-inch unfinished (4-inch finished) sashing around the blocks. The quilt is bound in Kona Royal from my stash and backed with a print my mother-in-law found for me, Summer’s Almost Over by Susan B. Faeder for Free Spirit.

Baby Charity Quilt - Back

Baby Charity Quilt – Back

I used a combination of 50wt Aurifil 2024 and 2021 for the quilting. Why the need for two colors? Because I ran out of 2024 and the 2021 change is barely noticeable! I treated each quilt block on its own for quilting. I started by outlining each block and then doing what seemed to be best for each as I went along. I did all the quilting free handed.

Block by Beth @Cooking Up Quilts

Block by Beth @Cooking Up Quilts

Block by Bernie @Needle and Foot

Block by Bernie @Needle and Foot

Block by Jess @Quilty Habit

Block by Jess @Quilty Habit

Block by Martha @Once a Wingnut

Block by Martha @Once a Wingnut

Martha, my husband loves this block and the quilting detail. 🙂

Block by Sarah @Sarah Goer Quilts

Block by Sarah @Sarah Goer Quilts

Block by Deanna @Stitches Quilting

Block by Deanna @Stitches Quilting

And as you have probably noted, I quilted a long back and forth line in the sashing. Overall, I really like the textured effect all the quilting gives the quilt.

Baby Charity Quilt

Baby Charity Quilt

The quilt is currently 36-inches wide by 50.5-inches long and is waiting to get its first wash. Due to the fact that the Fabri-Quilt salmon solid is known to bleed, I have ordered some Synthrapol and Color Catchers and will wait until those arrive before washing the quilt.

Thanks again to the sponsor of the new block blog hop, Fabri-Quilt, for donating the fabric for the quilt blocks and to my fabulous co-hosts Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs, Stephanie @Late Night Quilter, and Terri Ann @Childlike Fascination. I am eager to start piecing the larger quilt next!

Linking up with Beth @Cooking Up Quilts for Main Crush Monday and Finish it Friday @Crazy Mom Quilts.

36 thoughts on “Baby Charity Quilt

  1. Helen says:

    These draw so well together and your quilting is so cohesive both seoarstely and together

  2. says:

    Yvonne, This is such a cute quilt! Who ever gets this quilt will really love it! It is so bright and cheerful. Praises to the block designers and your quilting of them.

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  3. Cindy says:

    This turned out fabulously! I like how you quilted each block differently allowing them to keep their individuality and yet they make a wonderful quilt together.

  4. quiltingmod says:

    Your quilting accents the blocks nicely. I love the overlapping scallop design.

  5. Lisa says:

    It’s such a fun and bright baby quilt. It’s sure to make someone’s day. The quilting finishes it off just perfectly. The quilting in the sailboat block it great and I love the design in the white fabrics.

  6. This looks so nice Yvonne. The quilting is fabulous and finishes the quilt perfectly. Using different quilting designs really accentuates each block, and the background quilting is A+! Thanks for making our blocks look so good together! 🙂

  7. Amy L says:

    You baby quilt is marvelous – bright and cheerful. The textures will make the giftee very happy, as she runs her little fingers over all the designs while fighting a nap.

  8. Judy says:

    Beautifully done, Yvonne! Such a fun quilt and the quilting is awesome – great design choices to accentuate the blocks (I agree with your husband by the way!!) and the back and forth lines on the sashing looks great! I always have a box of color catchers on hand, and never wash the first time without one. The price of living on the edge and not prewashing fabric! LOL

  9. JanineMarie says:

    Beautiful, Yvonne. I really like how the quilting shows off each block. Hurray for your designers and you! I’m looking forward to hearing how the first wash goes. I often use color catchers, but haven’t tried Synthrapol.

  10. It looks great, Yvonne! I love the quilting details in each block, especially how you made waves and wind to create a scene in Martha’s block!

  11. Bernie says:

    Yvonne, this is fantastic. I love that you quilted block specific designs and especially love the quilting on my block. Overall this is gorgeous. The larger quilt will be so dramatic. I also appreciate how much time you are pouring into these donations quilts. You have such a kind heart. And also….
    Color catchers are a wonderful thing!

  12. Sherry VF says:

    Great project and I love your quilting choices.

  13. Cheryl says:

    Your baby quilt looks awesome! I just love all of the different quilting treatments you gave to each block.

  14. Marti says:

    What a cheerful quilt for a little one! I love all the different quilting on it – really makes each block stand out.

  15. Renee says:

    Oooh I love how you custom quilted eat block! It really emphasizes the unique blocks.

  16. SarahZ says:

    This is a real winner…to see the different blocks used sampler style, all the super quilting, and for charity to boot! This ought to get all our wheels turning as we think about more samplers using the new blocks!!! 🙂

  17. Yvonne, once again your quilting skills have a unique flamboyancy! Each and every one of these blocks had to be glanced upon slowly and follow the movement; then look from a distance and see the whole block and again the whole quilt. In my opinion, you chose such brilliant designs making this quilt a quilt that the recipient will not only cuddle with but also begin a path that could easily lead to art by following each and every detail you have envisioned. Such a fantastic contribution from all of you for creating the blocks and for you for reaching out and pulling it together into a masterpiece. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful creative day!

  18. Amazing!! Thanks for putting the quilt together. Good call on quilting each block differently. It seems so long that we created these blocks — some look new to me. LOL

  19. Miriam says:

    What a knockout!!! The colors and blocks are stunning together! A super finish just in time for Giving Tuesday! You are an inspiration!

  20. Susan says:

    It’s a fabulous quilt and someone will love it! I’m with your husband. Martha’s block quilting is my favorite one. I immediately, before I was sure what the quilting was, had the feeling of sailboat, and then with the quilting, it really confirmed it. I love that it’s so simple!

  21. So glad that these are going to such a worthy cause. Thanks again for all your hard work in assembling and quilting them.

  22. Tish says:

    Your choice of quilting did add great texture to the baby quilt and allows each block to shine. I love that even the name of the backing fabric keeps to our sort of summer theme. I hope that the recipient of the quilt will be able to feel all the love that went into it and that it brightens their world when they see it. Great job!

  23. Jayne Willis says:

    The blocks look so good together! Your quilting is perfect! After a good wash it’s going to be amazing!

  24. Jasmine says:

    I love the texture on this quilt. The sashing does help a lot to tie everything together. And your photos show the quilt off so well.

  25. Denise says:

    My favourite quilting is on Bernie’s block, it just speaks to me!Great job on the quilt, I look forward to seeing the next one….

  26. Christine S says:

    This is such a happy quilt! I love the quilting as well 🙂

  27. Little Black Cat Quilting says:

    Such a good idea for those blocks! I won some of the fabric in one of the giveaways, I may have to do something like this with those free tutorials! 🙂

  28. Rochelle says:

    Beautiful blocks. The white sashing and border makes the colors pop. The quilting is lovely and you honored each block by treating them individually. I know the recipient of this donation quilt will appreciate it and hopefully love it to death.

  29. elainesuller says:

    Beautiful colourful quilt!

  30. Megan says:

    The graphic nature of each of those blocks is so appealing. And your quilting?! Wow!

  31. jifisher says:

    It is a pristine finish, Yvonne. I really appreciate your attention to detail in the piecing and quilting. Your husband’s favorite block is mine too!

  32. Carie says:

    Oh what a gorgeous little quilt! The colours are stunning and perfect for little eyes to explore

  33. Gunilla says:

    Nice quilt and absolutely beautiful quilting!

  34. sally says:

    Of course it was a bright, cheerful quilt! And I really like how your quilting gives each block it’s own individuality.

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