Weekly Finish #7: Heavenly Bodies Charity Quilt and Flimsies

My first charity quilt finish of 2021.  I posted about this quilt back in February and I finally got around to finishing it.

I love the main fabric with the planets and heavenly bodies.

I found the perfect backing with the constellations.

I did an overall quilting design called Picket, which I think looks like spacemen or aliens.  I guess it's a stretch of my imagination LOL.  What do you think?

The pattern is Warm Wishes and I used polyester batting.  I also attached the binding by machine which I do for kids' quilts, especially donated quilts, because they get a lot of use and are washed frequently.

The quilt measures 50 x 62 which is larger than the baby quilts I usually donate.  I think this size is much better for an older child.

I also finished my St. Patrick's Double Irish Chain top that I posted about here.  I think the fabric requirements in the pattern are wrong as I had many leftover strips. But that's okay because I used them for the pieced border.  I wasn't thrilled with the dark greens but now that the top is finished I am pretty happy with it.  It's in my UFO pile for now.

And, this is my Rolling Rainbow quilt top, a free pattern from Robert Kaufman.  I started this quilt as part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2021 and made a couple blocks each month depending on the color.  

Teal (or aqua) is the color for August so I made these 2 blocks.   Then I just needed 2 more orange blocks to finish the top so I decided to just go ahead and finish it.  The original pattern calls for 25 blocks but I made my top with 30 blocks.  I'm not usually a "modern" quilt person but I love the colors and am happy with the top.  It's also in my UFO pile for now.

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Until next time ... be happy and keep on quilting!

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  1. Congrats on the finished donation quilt. It's a bright and fun quilt, the planet fabric is really cool. Your RSC quilt is beautiful. RSC quilts are always one of my most favorite finishes.

  2. So much quilty goodness here! Neat fabrics and nice finish on your charity quilt, and yes the picket design does look like little spacemen. The dark greens in your double Irish chain look great, and I love the use of the extra strips in the border. Rolling Rainbow is just beautiful!

  3. I TOTALLY see the space men in your quilting!! and it is perfect for that quilt!! What a great finish!!!!


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