Monday Design Wall

I recently decided it was time to lend my skills to making some charity quilts for our guild’s favored organization. We use a local community health building’s conference room to sew, so we make quilts to be handed out to patients on Christmas Day at that location. I had some blocks in my stash from the 1990’s, intended at one time for twin quilts for my daughters. Needless to say, they didn’t happen. So I dug them out, divided them into 2 tops and got them to flimsy stages.


The one on left is for the guild’s charity, the one on right is for H2H

A guild friend recently got a mid-arm so she was gracious to take the larger quilt for practice. I am so thankful, knowing that I probably wouldn’t be very speedy in getting the quilting done myself. I picked it up Friday and got the binding sewn on Sat, with the final tacking taking place on Sunday. As you can see the scrappy binding almost didn’t make it!

And freshly washed and dried!

Nice and crinkly!


A certain some approves!

Linking with:
Design Wall
Moving it Forward
Monday Making
Modern Patch Monday

24 thoughts on “Monday Design Wall

  1. Karen Goad May 6, 2019 / 8:13 am

    they look really good, love the colors

  2. Texas Quilter May 6, 2019 / 8:37 am

    They turned out very nice! Great that you give them to Charity!

  3. Denise May 6, 2019 / 10:07 am

    Nice finish. I love the border fabric.

  4. wanderingcatyarns May 6, 2019 / 10:38 am

    Lovely! It’s neat to see the same block in different settings and how much it changes them.

    • chrisknits May 6, 2019 / 4:30 pm

      I love on point settings, I think they are the more interesting display. > >

  5. nothingbutknit2 May 6, 2019 / 2:42 pm

    Beautiful!! I can’t believe the dogs will let you give them away;)

    • chrisknits May 6, 2019 / 4:21 pm

      They are very giving! LOL. They have their own beds and old store bought quilts. > >

  6. Jeannie Gray Wiant (@JGKnits) May 6, 2019 / 3:25 pm

    Beautiful! And thank you for the reminder. Despite the many, many family related trips I made to the hospital last month, I failed to deliver my first quarter donation pile of knitting. Oops!

  7. rl2b2017 May 6, 2019 / 4:24 pm

    Hi Chris! Fabulous finish. Oh, blocks from the 90s huh?! I guess after 19 or 20 years it might just be time to move on from the original project. 😉 Seriously, I just LOVE how these finished. The fabric and colors are so fun and relevant, plus anyone receiving them will just feel all the love. Oooh, a mid-arm machine – lucky dawg. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • chrisknits May 6, 2019 / 4:31 pm

      Thanks! And I am very disappointed in everyone, because we all missed an errant block! I fixed it after seeing it in real time, but that smaller quilt has a mistake, and nobody told me. LOL!! > >

  8. Kate May 6, 2019 / 8:03 pm

    Congrats on getting those older blocks out of the closet and into a finished project. Both quilts turned out beautifully!

    • chrisknits May 6, 2019 / 11:01 pm

      Thanks! It feels good to strike something off the list! > >

  9. quiteayarnblog May 7, 2019 / 2:45 am

    They are beautiful! And what a nice use for those blocks 🙂

    • chrisknits May 7, 2019 / 8:27 am

      Thanks! I am glad they are finally getting put to use!

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  10. DelightedHands May 7, 2019 / 12:45 pm

    You did it! What a pretty quilt and I , too, love the crinkly quilt look!

    • chrisknits May 7, 2019 / 1:08 pm

      Thanks, I hope it brings comfort to the recipient.

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  11. Emily Bailey May 7, 2019 / 3:23 pm

    Beautiful finish! Thanks for sharing with Moving it Forward!

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