Monday, June 16, 2014

Fractured Hexagons

 Last week, I was able to turn a UFO into a finished quilt. 
 Fractured Hexagons is a 40"X40" quilt designed by Jen Eskridge from Modern Baby. I made the top, sat it on a shelf and, sadly, just now got around to quilting it. 
 Since I'm planning to donate Fractured Hexagons to the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild's charity program called Birthday Blessings, I kept it simple and did stipple quilting on all of the background area. The hexagons each sport a little lazy daisy.
The backing is a favorite Ikea number print. (I'm anxious for Ikea to open in KC in the fall so that I can replenish my backing stash!)
 The peach-colored bicycle print binding is Weekends by Erin McMorris from a few years back.
All of these photos were taken before I have popped the quilt into the washer and dryer. I'll do that before donating it next month for a little one-year-old child in foster care. The quilt will be donated in memory of my friend, Sharon Brandli, who started the charity program for our guild. She passed away a few months ago after a courageous, years-long battle with cancer.
 Every little one should have a quilt to call their own, don't you think? I sure do.
 Do you have a favorite charity that you enjoy making quilts for?

8 comments:

  1. A lovely quilt for a special little one.... (I believe that the Ikea number print is being phased out. I'm going to buy up before I head away! Maybe you'll need to do the same!)

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  2. Well done Carla! Love those hexies

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  3. Our local quilting association makes quilts for many groups, but one of my favourite causes is the foster kids. You are right: they need something of their own as they are shuffled about from home to home.
    Great hexy daisies!

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  4. It turned out darling, Carla. I'm so glad you took the time to finish this one, and for such a worthy cause. Good for you to put a big X and a "well done" on this one.

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  5. What a fun and cheery little quilt! Great way to use hexies.

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  6. Cute pattern, I know someone will love it!

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  7. Sharon was my sister. Thank you for doing this for her.

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  8. Sharon was my sister. Thank you for doing this for her.

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