After all the fun I had auctioning off my my first charity quilt, when I returned home from vacation I was excited to make another charity quilt! The Quilt Haus in New Braunfels, Texas has been very generous to the Austin Modern Quilt Guild and given us lots of fabric to be used for Project Linus quilts. In February I chose some blue puppy dog fabric from the donation pile. It took me till September to make something. This is what I came up with....
I really like the back more than the front! There wasn't enough blue fabric from the donation pile to create an entire top, so I added some red and green colors. I experimented with different shapes and just added stuff as I came up with it. When it came time to the back, I had very little blue fabric left, so I went into my stash and used a green solid along with some adorable hedgehogs!
Since this was a charity quilt and I wanted to get it done quickly, instead of hand sewing the binding to the back, I just used my machine. I tried to stitch-in-the-ditch from the front onto the back, but there are times when my binding didn't catch. I had to go back over a few spots. Its not terrible looking and it gives the quilt more of an organic look. However, I'd rather it look better next time. So I'm going to give the glue method a try! I'll let you know how it goes.
Please forgive the terrible lighting in these photos, even though Calibos won't! I took them in my backyard at high noon, with the light coming through the trees. I was hurrying to get the photos taken during my lunch break, so I could bring the quilt to the AMQG monthly meeting that night. I knew Heather from Modern Day Quilts was going to be there, where she was collecting quilts for the Central Texas Wildfire quilt drive. And yes... there is still time to donate twin-sized quilts to the quilt drive!