03 Jul Charity Challenge – July
Welcome to the EHQ Charity Challenge! I’m thrilled to have finished my first
charity quilt, Triple Treat.
want a lot of value variation for this quilt, so I chose some of my dark blues
and greens. This quilt required a lot of
2 1/2″ squares, so I reached out to my friend Brenda of Pink Castle Fabrics and she hooked me up with an Accuquilt.
Can I say how much faster this was!
The 2 1/2″ die cuts 9 squares at once and up to six layers of
fabric, so that is 54 squares in one pass!
Plus, I didn’t need to press my whole piece of fabric and get it lined
up on the grain so I could rotary cut it.
I’m a convert!
I quilted Triple Treat with an allover swirly design. I’m still working on improving my free motion
quilting, so it isn’t perfect by any means but turned out OK. I finished the quilt with a scrappy binding.
For next month, I’ll be making a quilt I’m calling
Cobblestones (download pattern here). It has two blocks that alternate and
finishes at 40″ x 49″ – a little bigger than the requested 36″ x
48″, but I think it will be OK.
Since I went with cool colors for June, I think I’ll go with warm colors
for July and use my reds and oranges. I
may have to use yardage for the background on this one – I’ll have to see when
I search through my neutrals what I can come up with. I’m not sure if Accuquilt has dies the sizes
I’ll need, so I’ll probably have to rotary cut this one. Cobblestones doesn’t have nearly as many pieces,
so I think it will still be pretty fast.
use #ehqcharitychallenge on social media (I’ll mostly be using Instagram and Facebook) so we
can all see your work too!