Earlier this year, the call went out from Alison, of Little Island Quilting, to create quilts for a home in Mexico City for street children. The timing was perfect for me. I had somewhat lost my quilting and blogging mojo around Christmas time, but this took my interest right away. Before I knew it, I found myself stitching!
I had the quilt top finished in no time, but had a mental block against layering and quilting this cutie. I do not know what my problem was because it took not time at all to baste and was quilted in one evening.
The backing is a single piece of Ikea hippos. You can see the concentric (irregular) spiralling square/rectangle quilting a bit better back here. I used good old 50 weight Aurifil (2024). It never fails. The binding is a white with blue and yellow dots and little orange flowers. I like how it ties together the top and the back, but I'm a bit worried it will get dirty quite quickly.
I like the charms used here. They're bright, colorful and unisex. There are a few critters to keep a child's interest and different textures (cotton and cotton:linen). I hope that some child will find it warm and comforting.
Alison, thank you for passing this along to a child who needs it! It's already wrapped up and in the post winging its way to you.
This quilt is another finish on my Finish Along 2014 first quarter list. Yippee! That's 2 of 5 projects finished. I had better get crackin' on the other 3...time is running out!
Name: Doesn't have one. I should think about that.
Made for: Mexican home for street children.
Fabric: Stash Kona Snow, charms from my stash, IKEA backing, Riley Blake binding.
Thread: Pieced with Aurifil 2024.
Batting: 100% Simply Cotton.
Size: Approximately 42x42 inches.
Quilting: Quilted in concentric, spiralling squares
Pattern: Moda Bake Shop pattern found here.