#QuiltsForVegas - Chain Piecing


It took me a day to prep all the fabric to make enough blocks for 2 #QuiltsForVegas quilts. I am making the blocks requested by the Las Vegas MQG, so for all the details you need to participate, please visit the #QuiltForVegas post. To give a bit of context, though, I needed 10 fat quarters for the colors and just under 3 1/4 yards of white to piece all the blocks.

#QuiltsForVegas - Chain Piecing

#QuiltsForVegas – Chain Piecing

After all the fabric prep, it was 2 days of chain piecing. Lots and lots of chain piecing.

#QuiltsForVegas - All Seams Sewn!

#QuiltsForVegas – All Seams Sewn!

It was relief, more than excitement, that I felt after sewing the last seam on 58 quarter log cabin blocks. Of course, I still had the last 58 seams to iron…

#QuiltsForVegas - Quilt Top 1

#QuiltsForVegas – Quilt Top 1

I knew exactly where I was headed with the first quilt top after collaborating with Miss A and Mr. L.

#QuiltsForVegas - First Pieced Top

#QuiltsForVegas – First Pieced Top

It’s pretty magical to sew the blocks together!

#QuiltsForVegas - Second Quilt Top

#QuiltsForVegas – Second Quilt Top

I decided to change up the plan just a bit for the second quilt top and did my best to distribute the remaining blocks / colors in a pleasing arrangement.

My plan for this week will be to finish piecing the second quilt top and see how far I can get toward quilting and finishing the quilts.

18 thoughts on “#QuiltsForVegas

  1. kaholly says:

    They are delightfully crisp and colorful and downright beautiful! You can be sure they will be appreciated! You are so sweet to do this!

  2. Cindy says:

    Lovely colours Yvonne! I think you succeeded in the distribution of colour in the second layout.

  3. That’s a lot of seams!! But well worth the effort 🙂

  4. These are looking great! Your fabrics are bright and fresh. The recipients will treasure these.

  5. Wanda Bamberg says:

    What a lot of seams. Never thought to count them. All is very pretty. Love the colors.

  6. aquilterstable says:

    Very very nice!

  7. That was fast! They both look so beautiful and I’m sure they will be greatly appreciated 🙂

  8. Lea says:

    How kind and caring of you to do this for a good cause. These quilts are so pretty and sure to be treasured.

  9. A beautiful layout for both quilts!

  10. patty says:

    You did a wonderful job with these!

  11. Quilt #2 is my pick for the layout, symmetry but I think you have another name for it. Lovely to have one bright heart there.A whole lot of seams to sew and press, but the joy of making this and knowing where it will go makes it a pleasure.

  12. Helen says:

    Thatvwas quick work . The children will be delighted when they see their completed design

  13. cblanco46 says:

    Both are incredible. I know they will be greatly appreciated.

  14. Elizabeth E. says:

    Beautiful quilts, Yvonne. Thanks for your posts concerning these–a sensitive gesture in a time of loss.

  15. Cheryl says:

    Great layouts, I really like both designs.

  16. Kate says:

    Fun and bright quilts. I really like that second layout. For some reason it just strikes me as unexpected.

  17. So bright and colourful. I like both layouts.

  18. Sue Rostron says:

    I love your designs, they are so fresh and clear and graphic.

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)