Friday, January 17, 2014

Mexico City Donation Quilt

After reading Hadley's post last week, I too was inspired to make a donation quilt to be sent to Mexico City. I skipped right over to Alison's post to get the details and I signed up to make a small charm quilt for a small person.  I quickly decided this was going to be made 100% from my stash, using the wealth of charms I have recently accumulated via swaps.  As usual, the Moda Bake Shop had the perfect pattern for me! 

The background is really cream - that awful yellow is from the ceiling light
in the room.  Stinky winter lighting.
I jumped right in and finished the top in a day.  The charms, background and solid stripes are indeed from my stash.  I have to say I was surprised to find enough background cream in my stash to make this!  I have also find enough backing, batting and binding.  Super.

Sadly, I didn't realize until the top was constructed that the dotty navy blue in the upper left 9-patch should really have been cream.  It doesn't bother me enough that I have the urge to unpick it and fix my mistake.  I also mis-interpreted the pattern where they discuss the charm squares for the upper and side stripes.  I should really have cut up double the number of charms that I did (and mixed them all up between the 4 stripes), but only realized after the two stripes on the left were pieced.  I thought it would look funny with other charm prints running across the top as compared to those running down the side, so I choose to go with a solid.  I think it still works.  Do you?  Or should I go back and re-piece them?

Can't wait to layer this and get to quilting!  It feels so good to have a project that takes my interest again.  I'm on a roll!


17 comments:

tusen said...

I think it was a happy accident - you've given the pattern a new look and I like your version very much.

Fran said...

It's so cute, and I really like the little nine patch! Definitely wouldn't bother putting a cream centre in, it's better like this.

Diane-crewe said...

looks good to me x

pennydog said...

I like it as it is!

Are submissions for this closed do you know? Only I requested details from Alison I think it was Monday, and I've not heard anything back. She's probably inundated with people though to be honest!

Gina said...

I love the design change. It breaks it all up and gives somewhere for the eye to rest. It's a great quilt

DeborahGun said...

it looks great as it is - you have made your own design :-)

Erin Quinn said...

I think it looks lovely, Cindy. And I would never have noticed that blue patch, if you hadn't pointed it out.:-)
E xx

Lynz said...

I noticed the 9 patch but thought it was deliberate - I like it! And the solids along the top make it really modern so leave it alone!

Leanne said...

This is a lovely quilt!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I also thought the little nine patch was supposed to be there and the same for the solid stripes so I'd definitely leave it as it is - it's fabulous!

Keela said...

It's gorgeous and colourful...any kid would be so happy to receive it, Well done!

Tina said...

Fabulous quilt, and one I may have a go at myself now that I've seen your lovely take on it!

Flying Blind... said...

Stop thinking!!!
It looks lovely - an excellent contribution to the cause xxx

Sally Nicol said...

I like the solid stripes. Well done.

Katy Cameron said...

Well I like it, and I'm sure whoever it's keeping warm won't give a damn!

diane said...

What a great pattern. I need to make a baby quilt so I just might copy this

Lynne said...

My answer comes too late to be of any use but I still say, "leave it alone. It looks great just as it is". If you hadn't pointed out those design features, I would never have noticed.

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