Last November was my month again to come up with a quilt design. I had four of these adorable machine embroidered animal blocks my friend Teresa had given to me along with some coordinating scraps. So in an effort to get one less UFO completed and out of my way, I thought to design our do good stitches quilt around them.
I had each member make two unique 12.5 inch blocks to make a sampler. I added scraps around the animal blocks in order to make them to size.
I added some 2.5 inch sashing and cornerstones.
For the quilting, I did swirls and every-so-often added a line of various shapes- Like stars.
Circles, hearts, and ribbon candy.
This string block made for the perfect center, so I custom quilted a design in it.
Awesome job once again ladies! It is now in Texas at Redeemed Ministries.
I quilted some cross-hatching in the cream border and c2c in the squares. No marking necessary! Well, maybe just a few dots in the corners. Oh, and the very outside edge. I used a new tool to mark those perfectly spaced dots. An expanding sewing gauge. I ordered from Here. Pretty handy tool. But keep it away from your little kids. They found mine and warped it a tiny bit. It still works great, but wiggles around a tiny bit more than it should. Perhaps someday my things will not be broken or destroyed in the blink of an eye by little curious hands...
In the stars, I just did an all-over paisley swirl design. I wanted to keep it simple since the borders were pretty fancy.
I seriously don't know why I took this picture. Maybe my kiddo took it?? Just showing the areas off the quilt where I tested for tension issues. Sometimes quilting is messy. Just keeping it real here folks!