06 September 2013

100 Quilts for Kids Finish

I am very excited to share my 100 Quilts for Kids quilt! This is my first charity quilt and I'm very pleased with how it turned out. I'm strongly considering writing up a pattern for it, but first I want to see if it works well in a larger size.

It looks much better when the rows aren't upside down...

Pattern: I'm calling it 'Window to Seoul' because the inspiration came from my trip to Korea
Fabric: the background is Kona coal and the animals are a Michael Miller I believe (I tossed the selvage so now I don't know for sure...). Anyway, I got the baby animals and the green swirls as remnants from the LQS and everything else was leftovers (hence the two color binding)
Quilting: I tried out the honeycomb thing with a variegated grey thread and I love it! I will probably be doing this again
Finished Size: 38" x 48" (kind of small, but it's for a kid so I figure that's okay)

The back. Sadly, I no longer have any of those cute animals, that was the last piece *sigh*

After a quick run through the wash, I will be sending this quilt to the local children's home. It turns out they give every child that stays there a quilt so they're happy to take my donation!

And now, some links:
     Finish it Friday at crazy mom quilts
     TGIFF at quokka quilts
     100 Quilts for Kids at swim.bike.quilt


  1. I love it! You should totally make it into a pattern.

  2. Lovely pattern and a fabulous quilt. I am sure the new owner will be delighted. Thanks for sharing. Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

  3. A pattern for this quilt would be amazing! It is hard to let the last piece of a favorite fabric go, but I'm sure that the child who gets the quilt is going to love those animals.