A Quilting Story

Every year, my guild makes a quilt to give to a family receiving a Habitat For Humanity sponsored home.  These quilts are a lot of fun to make because each of our guild members contributes her talents (and fabrics!) to this worthy cause.

Below is the quilt we are finishing up.  I volunteered to make the hanging sleeve and  binding and sew them to the quilt.  Mission accomplished!  Some of my fellow guild members LOVE to tack down quilt bindings so I will pass this task off to them.

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We always use the same basic pattern but change around the locations of the houses, trees and community buildings so every quilt is different.  Three layers of fabric “bricks”  is our standard to add more color and texture to the outer border.

Each guild member is assigned to make a building and/or a tree for the quilt.  It’s always fun to see the creativity each person brings to the quilting table.  I like the school, it’s a happy color!

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This little log cabin is a favorite of mine.  It’s soft and fuzzy, 3 dimensional and has a cute curtain in the window.

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I always notice roof lines because my husband is a contractor!  This roof line is just plain cute, don’t you think?

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The church windows are made from scraps of iridescent fabric that resembles stained glass.  We all ooo’d and ahhh’d over this one.  How about that cute little french knot for the door knob?

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One of our guild members took a thread painting class and made this life like tree.  It’s a nice addition to our standard pine trees!

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In January, this quilt will be part of our guild show.  After the show, we will present the quilt to a family starting a new chapter in their life story.  It’s nice to be part of their story!

7 thoughts on “A Quilting Story

  1. Sue Knight says:

    I love every inch of your quilt. It makes me feel good all over. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

    On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 4:57 AM, Gray Barn Designs wrote:

    > Gray Barn Designs posted: “Every year, my guild makes a quilt to give to a > family receiving a Habitat For Humanity sponsored home. These quilts are a > lot of fun to make because each of our guild members contributes her > talents (and fabrics!) to this worthy cause. Below is the qui” >

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