Every year my Mom and I make a donation quilt together.
The last couple of years we made quilts using the Courthouse Round Pattern (Link to Free Pattern).
Those quilts were in blues one year and greens the next year.
Green Donation Quilt
Blue Donation Quilt
This year we decided to step outside my comfort zone of "blues" and make a black and white and red quilt.
Mom always buys the fabric and then we usually make it together, but I made it at the Quilt's By Barb's Quilt Retreat last November and I worked on it again at a February Quilt Retreat and at an April Quilt Retreat in Iowa. Finally, I quilted it this September. I never seem to fit my own quilts into my quilting schedule. Also, it was a busy year for me. I became a "Grandmama" and traveled to the Netherlands to see my new Grandson.
I posted about working on the quilt in February. Click here for that post and finally finished putting the quilt together at an April Quilt Retreat. Click here for that post.
I quilted it with a large Paisley Swirl Quilting using a black quilting thread.
Yes, I quilted this all free motion. That is what "Free Style Quilting" is. I manually move the quilting machine to create free motion designs.
I really like how the black thread "pops" on the red backing fabric.
I stood on a step stool to get up higher to take this shot.
In November, I am off to another Quilts by Barb's Quilt Retreat. Barb has been hosting quilt retreats for 11 years. I have attended every year. When she offered the Quilt Retreats two weekends in a row, I attended both weekends, because I invited my friends to join me!
This year we are making the "Squarey Quilt". I have selected "blues" for this year.
Hop over to Amy's Creative Side Blogger's Quilt Festival and Check out all the beautiful quilts!
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The Celebration Quilt --- Quilts by Barb --- Quilt Retreat
This morning, I shared Candy's Celebration Quilt.
The day before I shared Debbie's Celebration Quilt.