01 Dec Charity Challenge – December
We are half way through my year-long Charity Challenge and I’ve made six quilts! It feels so good. Of course the making quilts for charity part feels good, but it also feels good to get these last two quilt tops quilted and out of my house! They have been sitting around for far too long.
I quilted Campfire with a squared meander and tried to keep it big. I was fairly successful with that this time, although the quilting itself still leaves much room for improvement. For the most part the quilting lines are fairly straight and the corners at least square-ish, but there are quite a few places where things wobble a bit too much. You may notice that I added some grey to the top that wasn’t in the original sketch. It was a lot of red and orange and a bit of grey added some coolness and nice contrast.
For December’s plan I went back to the smaller sized quilt – 36″ x 48″. (October and November were both about 60″ x 80″). The Carpenter’s Star is one of my favorite traditional quilt blocks so I decided to make a big Winter Star for December’s quilt. I’m using some light and dark blues and scrappy white background. I know the scrappy whites for the blocks will be fine, but I’m not sure how using the large pieces for the borders will look – we’ll see!
You can download the Winter Star PDF here.
I hope you are enjoying sharing this journey with me and that the patterns and quilts have inspired a charity quilt (or two) of your own!
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