Friday, July 5, 2024

July quilts for display and Collection for a Cause quilt - Friendship

Since starting to seriously quilt back in 2000, it is amazing how many quilts have been done over the years and how many collections I now have to choose from for each month.

The only months that are duplicated are the months of February (for Valentine's) and July (for Canada Day).  Those are the months for red/neutral quilts.  

To see those quilts, you can go to this post and see them.

Since that post, there is a new addition and it is this quilt.

Wanting to try something different and think outside the box, there are 5 different sashings that were used and here they are:
The backing is from a duvet cover that was bought at IKEA.  

I did make one adjustment to the applique design as shown below.  I just found the space to do reverse applique too close and knew it would be a struggle.  Just look where OLD was marked in the two places to see just how close the old lines were.  There was only 1/8" to separate the circle and the petal and the petal and the outer edge.  Just not enough space to easily work with.  So happy the changes were made.

Quilt Details:

Pattern Source:  Moda fabrics

Block Size:  8" finished

Started:  February 2023

Top finished:  December 2023

Quilt finished:  May 2024

Size:  49-1/2" x 63-3/4" (top size before quilting, washing & drying:  52-1/2" x 66")

Batting:  Hobbs poly

Quilted by:  Kathy Wareham using Trillium Leaf by Darlene Epp.  The trillium is the provincial flower for Ontario and they put on quite a lovely display in May in the forest.

For each month, I need 8 quilts to display on walls, railing and quilt rack.  So far, there are a total of 10 red/neutral quilts available to pull.  All I need to do is make another 6 and then the quilts can be split into two groups for display and not have a repeat for February and July.

Right now, there are plans to make two and possibly three.  My brain has been busy thinking and planning!  LOL  Fabrics have been gathered and they can be started at any time.  More on those plans later.  There is an old UFO that could be pulled out and worked on also.

For the whole month of July, I will just sit back and enjoy the fruits of my labour!

Cherish your day, cherish your life!


Raewyn said...

I love this quilt...beautiful applique and I also the differing sashing fabrics is a lovely touch. I have sometimes wondered about how that would look/work.

Gretchen Weaver said...

I think all of your red and neutral quilts are so beautiful! I'm sure you have much pleasure in viewing your quilts each month. Happy stitching and can't wait to see the new starts!

Jennifer said...

A fabulous finish for your July display!

cityquilter grace said...

enjoy you should they are all beautiful and so worthy of display....

dq said...

Using a variety of sadhings was perfect and really makes the quilt!
We quilters just keep adding to the monthly quilts for display all around the house.