Happy New Year Quilt

You could say patriotic or you could say red, white, and blue with a few apples and tomatoes tossed in. This was the fabric I chose from the donated fabric given to our local quilting club. The purpose and intention of the fabric is for the quilters to make quilts for a child in need.img_3929I chose colors that were bright and bold, with the thought that a particular child would love it. Most of the donated fabric is very dated, and not in a cool retro way.  So my selection had to be very precise for what I had in mind.


Free motion quilting practice

I’m really pleased with how it turned out. Each log cabin block consists of blues on one side and reds on the other. When I played around with the orientation of the blocks, I decided to face the reds toward the center creating a design that looked planned instead of haphazard. I added blue sashing and borders to isolate the bright bold squares. Easier on the eye, don’t you think?

img_3914It turned out crazy cool, even if I do say so myself! I had fun stitching-in-the- ditch with my new machine that has a walking foot and free motion quilting settings. I must say it was really a fun quilt to put together from start to finish.


Heidi helps to hold down the layers as I sandwich the quilt together

The backing and the binding are made from a striped fabric that was simple enough to not detract from the busy-ness of the top.


Striped backing and binding

Soon I will deliver it to the shelter and then think about my next quilting project.

img_3927Thank you for following my blog and leaving such encouraging comments. I hope all of you have a new year filled with love, peace, and understanding.img_3917

Happy Sewing and Quilting!


About SeamQueen

Seamstress, Sewist, Artist, Fashionista, Quilter, Upcycler, Textile Obsessed!
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