Summer Coins // Finished Modern Quilt

Welcome to the international version of the 100 Quilts for Kids Blog Hop! Thank you to Cheryl Arkison of Dining Room Empire (and co-author of Sunday Morning Quilts) and Jane Davidson of Quilt Jane for today’s posts. One of the things I love about the sewing/blogging world is the chance to make friends (and even meet them on occasion–Cheryl, Amy and I had lunch in Houston last fall) from all over the world. In this case, Calgary, Canada and Brisbane, Australia.

Cheryl’s post:  The Donation
Jane’s post: 100 Quilts for Kids

You still have almost a month to make and donate a quilt. Let’s get sewing, yes?

Coin Quilt

My mom made this quilt top with fabric I sent home with her in June. I love this fabric, but new I could never have time to make something with it.  The quilt pattern is based on the Stacked Coins Quilt Along that Elizabeth from Don’t Call Me Betsy hosted last year. I quilted and bound the quilt in the car on the way to the beach–I only bind quilts on the way to somewhere, by the way.  I snapped some pictures with my iphone, as my camera ran out of juice early on in the trip. Note to self: pack the charger, even if you think you have 2 charged batteries.

I had a lot of fun quilting this quilt–wavy lines down the columns of coins, a big meander around the outside border, and nothing in the white columns. Something new every time and I’m bound to get better, right?

Quilting on 100 quilts quilt
Some of these fabrics are oldies but goodies: an old Erin Michael print (Mod Mum from Uptown), Wee Woodland stripe by Keiki, Ta Dot in Gold, an Amy Butler Lotus Print, and Pearl Bracelet from Lizzy House’s Red Letter Day, among other random prints.
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  1. Posted September 17, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

    That turned out beautifully! I ordered my copy of Angela Walters’ book…I’m hoping with a lot of practice I can do as lovely a job as you are doing! :)
    Also, thanks again for all you do to keep DCMQG going. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed Saturday…I’m finding myself counting the days until our next meeting! What a great group of folks!

  2. Posted September 18, 2012 at 7:22 am | Permalink

    wow! these are so beautiful, i must say. Very creative work and i am so amazed to see it.

  3. Posted September 20, 2012 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    another beautiful creation

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