#QuiltsForVegas - Finished Quilts
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#QuiltsForVegas {Finished Quilts}

I am really pleased to have finished the (2) #QuiltsForVegas that I started a few weeks ago, and I am excited to be shipping them off tomorrow.

#QuiltsForVegas - Finished Quilts

#QuiltsForVegas – Finished Quilts

If you are interested in participating, please visit the Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild’s #QuiltsForVegas post. They are asking that items be shipped by November 15, so there is still time to contribute!

#QuiltsForVegas - Quilt 1

#QuiltsForVegas – Quilt 1

The colors and layout for the first quilt was a collaborative effort with Miss A and Mr. L, two children in my local community who know the healing benefit of a gifted quilt from the quilting community.

#QuiltsForVegas - Quilt 2

#QuiltsForVegas – Quilt 2

I made as many blocks as I could using the colors selected by Miss A and Mr. L and added into 2 more colors to have enough blocks to create a second quilt top.

The prints in the blocks can’t really be seen in these photos, but the colors in the blocks of the quilt tops and the binding all feature swirls, so choosing to quilt these quilts with swirls was an easy and fun choice. I really think it ties it all together nicely.



The backing for both quilts is a combination of Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton (Persimmon and Flame) and Michael Miller Cotton Couture (Marine). The stripe of orange is at the top of one quilt and at the bottom of the other.

#QuiltsForVegas - Photo Outtake

#QuiltsForVegas – Photo Outtake

Outdoor quilt photography can be a bit tricky in my town, as it is always windy!

Both quilts finish at approximately 50 by 60, and I will get them both washed prior to shipping them away.

Linking up with TGIFF and Finish It Friday.

22 thoughts on “#QuiltsForVegas {Finished Quilts}

  1. helen says:

    Two beautiful quilts and two very pleased young people who collaborated in their making I would imagine. And of course two very touched recipients.

  2. kaholly says:

    Yvonne, they are both beautiful! How lucky you were to have helpers!

  3. Cocoa Quilts says:

    Both are beautiful quilt, which I am sure will be comfort to their recipients.

  4. Kate says:

    Beautiful finishes for such a worthy cause. Your helpers did a great job with the color selections.

  5. Cindy says:

    Beautiful quilts and a beautiful collaboration with your helpers.

  6. Cheryl says:

    Two beautiful quilts for such a good cause!

  7. Beth LaMotte says:

    I love the quilts. Your two behind the scenes helpers did a great job with the design. In your original article about the need for quilts you had listed a second organization that is helping as well. Could you list the address again? I seem to have misplaced it and have a box of material to mail them. Many thanks.

  8. Alison says:

    These are both so lovely and I’m sure will be greatly appreciated! I especially like the layout of the first one!

  9. These are beautiful and sure to bring comfort. What a great collaboration effort. It is really neat to see the two different layouts of the same block.

  10. aquilterstable says:

    What a lovely accomplishment! Love all the swirly connections.

  11. Lorna Jones says:

    Thank you for all you do. Insert a heart emoji!

  12. Paula S. Pike says:

    Love these, what a precious gift! The quilting is incredible.

  13. patty says:

    Beautiful quilts for an important cause.

  14. They will be so appreciated and treasured, the backing shows the swirls so well,and lovely colours to go with the blocks.

  15. These are just luminous. Congratulations to you and the talented kids for a job well done!

  16. nan says:

    Wow, you are a fast quilter. Your outdoor pictures added more positive feelings to it. I am sure it will be loved and treasure by its recipients.

  17. Liz W. says:

    Oh my they’re stunning! I love rainbow quilts, and these are going to be a lovely gift. Do you have a pattern for the log cabin one?

  18. It’s kind of amazing how different the two quilts look even though they’re made with the same block. They’re both beautiful :)

  19. sue7oaks says:

    I love a bright and cheerful quilt and these certainly meet that brief. They’re both stunning but I think I prefer the log cabin setting. I’m trying to analyse what makes me tick a bit so I can choose patterns that I’ll be happy with – I have a feeling I may have a preference for order.

  20. Gorgeous quilts… very generous of you!

  21. Sue Rostron says:

    I love these two and the spiral quilting pattern gives so much texture. Spirals are special to me because living here in Aotearoa, New Zealand, koru (spiral) shapes are very important and common in Maori art and design and symbolise regrowth. They were based on the NZ Fern frond originally. So they are a very appropriate quilting motive. I thought you’d be extra happy with your choice, knowing that.

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