I am really pleased to be able to share the finished Cloud9 Charity quilt with you today. Cloud9 Fabrics generously donated all the fabric used to piece the blocks for the quilt top.
My previous post about this quilt, Cloud9 New Block Charity Quilt, lists out all the block makers with links to free tutorials on how to piece your own version of the blocks included in the quilt top!
I had a lot of fun last week custom quilting each block. I used 50wt Aurifil 2600 (Dove) which is a light gray to quilt the top, and I love the texture that all the quilting added!
The fabric for backing and binding of the quilt was sent to me by Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs and is a Shot Cotton and actually reads as purple/lavender but is woven from pink and blue thread.
I made sure to include a label on the quilt with all the names of contributing makers. In the blank space at the bottom of the label I also went back and added care instructions.
This quilt is very, very soft. I know some people think that adding a lot of quilting will make a quilt stiff, but this quilt has an amazing crinkle and soft, delicate hand.
The quilt will be donated this week to my local Project Linus.
Linking up with Finish It Friday.
43 thoughts on “Cloud9 Charity Quilt Finish”
Oh my gosh, those blocks, the fabrics, and your fabulous quilting, this will be a much appreciated gift to Project Linus.
Gorgeous quilt and the quilting is as usual stunning. Dove is a great colour thread to have, it blends so well.
It looks spectacular! It’s great to know that the organic Cloud 9 fabric maintains its wonderfully soft texture even with dense quilting. This quilt is a great example that disparate blocks can be combined effectively together with the unifying factor of a limited palette. Take care, Mary.
The quilt is looks great. The color combination works. Whoever gets this quilt is going to have something nice to cuddle under. I hope someday that I can do quilting like this, I just have to keep trying.
Thank you for putting this together! There’s a wonderful balance between all the colors, which must have been hard to achieve with so many unique and colorful blocks. Dove is the best! This quilt has so much to pore over – it would take hours. 🙂
This is just amazing Yvonne! I love the colours, the different designs, but the quilting you added is just gorgeous. I keep going back to the photos here and on Instagram and there’s always something new I hadn’t noticed before.
Love this Yvonne! Your team did a wonderful job for a great cause!
Fantastic Yvonne! It’s awesome! Thank you! Dove 2600 is one of my favorites too!
You did a marvelous job arranging the blocks into the quilt and I love all the fun textures you added to the quilt with your quilting. I find myself turning to the Aurifil grays more and more as a nice neutral color for over all quilting.
Beautiful fabric and block designs.
This quilt is going to make someone very happy, Yvonne! What a beauty! The backing fabric is such a fun color, and I’ll bet it was soft. Really nicely done, as usual!
Yvonne, this is gorgeous! That texture! Those colors! Someone is going to be really fortunate to receive it : )
(May I ask what batting you used? I’ve been whittling away at the giant roll of Warm & Natural I own, but after doing more research recently about the feel, I want to try something with a better drape.)
Great question, Sarah. I used Quilter’s Dream Dream Orient (Blend
of Silk, Bamboo, Botanic Tencel, and Cotton), which is a very soft and light batting.
That was going to be my question too. Funnily enough I have wondered about this batting, but once read somewhere that bamboo beards – is it fair to assume that this isn’t a problem?
This turned out so beautiful! I love the palette, and your quilting really brought life to it. Lovely finish!
Just beautiful, Yvonne! I loved working with this colorway. I may need to make this for myself.
Yvonne your talent for matching quilting with blocks is amazing. It brings so much more to the blocks, not to mention the gorgeous back.
Yvonne I love the way you think out of the box, especially when it comes to your color combinations! Thanks for your nearly daily emails. I enjoy them so much.
It looks amazing – the quilting is so much fun!
I keep staring at this quilt trying to decide which block I like best. They are all so different, but go together so nicely. Someone is going to be very happy to receive it!
I am so happy to be a part of this quilt. It looks absolutely stunning. Incredible quilting job, Yvonne!! I was wondering about the batting so am glad you answered that question above. I will have to try some of that. Thanks for ALL of your hard work. I know it took days and lots of thread.
Thank you for all the work you invested in this.
This quilt is beautiful and I loved watching all the amazing quilting come together on your INstagram feed.
So fun to see all those great blocks! What if you were to do an online auction and give the makers of these blocks an opportunity to buy it and then donate the money to Project Linus? Or at the very least, do a raffle of some sort. My block is in Cheryl’s group but I was hoping to get a chance to win it!
Breathe taking! I so appreciate your attention to detail.
Wow this quilt is amazing!!! The colors turned out so gorgeous together and I love the backing fabric! Your quilting is the perfect compliment to each block.
A quilt that somebody somewhere will get to enjoy. Your quilting in this is so detailed and it does look very cuddly
You did a gorgeous job quilting this! Really spectacular!
Great finish and what a gift for someone! Thanks to all who made blocks. I keep finding a different favorite each time I look at it! Exquisite quilting, Yvonne.
This is incredible – the colors, the blocks and the quilting. Yikes!!
Thank you so much for donating this to Project Linus! I am a quilter and PL volunteer in northern Virginia outside of Washington DC. My house is a drop-off location for donations.I collect afghans, fleece blankets and a few quilts every month to distribute to hospitals, clinics, homeless shelters, and facilities for disabled children. A sick child would be so very lucky to receive your lovely quilt!
Wow! You’ve done a stunning job, Yvonne! The quilting is divine and an incredible amount of work for a charity quilt – you put some lerv into this! I love the way you’ve laid it out so that some of the blocks appear to run together. Kudos to all the designers – lovely work!
Beautiful work Yvonne! Thanks for finishing it so well!
It looks amazing, Yvonne!! I love that you decided to quilt each block with a different design. I can only imagine how snuggly this quilt must be, especially with the uber soft Cloud9 fabrics. Well done!
Wow Yvonne, this is fabulous! The quilting is just stunning
The quilting is beautiful, Yvonne! You will have made someone very happy to receive this incredible quilt. Nice work!
OH! This is incredible to see all done and dusted! SO much to gaze at–my favourite fill is the daisy one you did behind the burgundy and pink chevrons… and I just LOVE that shot cotton! What batting did you use? It shows off the quilting so well. Love 2600 for all-over work. What a work of love and care from so many.
Congrats on a gorgeous finish! The quilting is perfect and I love the color palette.
What an a,aging group quilt. Your beautiful quilting really does give it such great texture. I could sit and look at it all day.
Thanks for all your work bringing this quilt to life!
You did a super job piecing and quilting this Yvonne. I really like the blocks you put around mine (2nd row, far right) how they line up nicely with mine. Thanks too for all the work co-ordinating this from the very beginning.
It turned out awesome! The colors really pop, more so than I thought when I was sewing my block. And the quilting is stunning!