Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Mexico City Donation Quilt: Finished!

Earlier this year, the call went out from Alison, of Little Island Quilting, to create quilts for a home in Mexico City for street children.   The timing was perfect for me.  I had somewhat lost my quilting and blogging mojo around Christmas time, but this took my interest right away.  Before I knew it, I found myself stitching!


I had the quilt top finished in no time, but had a mental block against layering and quilting this cutie.  I do not know what my problem was because it took not time at all to baste and was quilted in one evening.


The backing is a single piece of Ikea hippos.  You can see the concentric (irregular) spiralling square/rectangle quilting a bit better back here.  I used good old 50 weight Aurifil (2024).  It never fails.  The binding is a white with blue and yellow dots and little orange flowers.  I like how it ties together the top and the back, but I'm a bit worried it will get dirty quite quickly.



I like the charms used here.  They're bright, colorful and unisex.  There are a few critters to keep a child's interest and different textures (cotton and cotton:linen).  I hope that some child will find it warm and comforting.



Alison, thank you for passing this along to a child who needs it!  It's already wrapped up and in the post winging its way to you.

This quilt is another finish on my Finish Along 2014 first quarter list.  Yippee!  That's 2 of 5 projects finished.  I had better get crackin' on the other 3...time is running out!

Name: Doesn't have one. I should think about that.
Fabric: Stash Kona Snow, charms from my stash, IKEA backing, Riley Blake binding.
Thread: Pieced with Aurifil 2024.
Batting: 100% Simply Cotton.
Size: Approximately 42x42 inches.
Quilting: Quilted in concentric, spiralling squares
Pattern: Moda Bake Shop pattern found here.




17 comments:

Flying Blind... said...

Awesome xxx

DeborahGun said...

this is so great Cindy :-)

Canadian Abroad said...

It's beautiful, bright, and fun - and will be very, very loved.

Fran said...

Brilliant design, love this quilt!

Helenjean said...

brilliant

Nicky said...

looks a lot of fun Cindy!

Tina Short said...

Beautiful quilt and if it gets grubby that just means it is loved a lot!
I love the Ikea hippos and wish I'd bought more as they seem to have stopped stocking the small bolts of fabric.

Sarah said...

It's beautiful!

Leanne said...

It's lovely and surely will be well loved. The hippos are great and the front is a lovely pattern for charm squares.

Ruth said...

Love the hippos! Congrats on a second FAL finish. I'm zero for 5 at the moment but there's still time!

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

What a wonderful, happy quilt! Lucky child that gets this one!

Katy Cameron said...

Yay you on the finishes, love this!

Schulz Family said...

That is super cool

tomomi mcelwee said...

It's so cute and cheerly. It will be loved.

Claire said...

Ahh, it's really cute and the colours you used are very fresh and cheery.

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's wonderful!

QuiltCandy said...

Such a gorgeous quilt, I am sure it will bring a child some much needed pleasure. I was lucky enough to meet Alison last week, what a lovely lady she is, and what a wonderful thing she's doing. I'm looking forward to helping in my own small way too very soon :-)

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