Here it is! My first finish of 2016.
Now I can’t take full credit for this gorgeous quilt. It is my pattern of Stacked Pyramids, but the lovely ladies of the Trust Circle of Do Good Stitches made all but two of the blocks. I pieced 2 blocks, then pieced all the blocks together, quilted it and bound it. It is always such an amazing and heartwarming experience to quilt with these incredibly talented women. I feel so blessed to work with them.
After I finished writing the pattern, I sent free copies to all of the ladies in my quilting circle and asked them to make two blocks in Aqua, Raspberry and Kona Ash. My favorite part is how scrappy the blocks are. I could never make a scrappy quilt like this from my stash, but these women are all over the country and we have such varied stashes.
I quilted this at Sewtopia on a Bernina sit down long arm machine. It was an interesting experience. Here is a close up of the quilting.
Simple all over design. I used the backing fabric as the binding. What is most special is that this quilt was donated to a foster child at Anne’s school. I gave it to her Kindergarten teacher who, in turn, gave it to the school counselor to deliver. It makes my heart feel so good to be able to support a local foster child and someone who is in Anne’s community.
If you like the pattern, please visit my Craftsy shop to purchase it. The block pattern is $2.50. This is for the block only, it does not provide yardage or instructions to make the full quilt, though that might be in the works at some point in the future.
Do you have any finishes yet?
What a lovely block, it makes a really wonderful quilt. A truly beautiful finish and I’m sure it will be greatly cherished by the lucky little girl who received it.
This is so lovely, and it is wonderful that you were able to have it donated to someone so close.
oh this is so pretty Melissa! love it
Absolutely stunning, Melissa. It was love at first sight! I will be buying it in a minute. Thanks for sharing it. So are you thinking about the sitdown variety of longarm or the stand-up?
What a beautiful quilt. And so lovely that it went to a foster child.
I love the scrapiness of this – good call and fun pattern! Do I have any finishes yet? That would imply that I would have had to start something. Woe, is me. Time just rolls along . . .