2016 Charity Quilt Show

01  Donated squares. These were from upholstery fabric. I love how this one turned out. So soft and pretty.

01  Donated squares. These were from upholstery fabric. I love how this one turned out. So soft and pretty.

02 Donated top. A friend of mine from AZ, USA makes me tops and I finish them and give them away.

02 Donated top. A friend of mine from AZ, USA makes me tops and I finish them and give them away.

03 This large piece of poppy fabric was found at a church garage sale in KS in the summer of 2013. It was beautiful but since it was a bit on the heavy side (more like upholstery weight), I knew I couldn't cut it up into small pieces.  I ended leaving it whole and adding the piano key border for interest.

03 This large piece of poppy fabric was found at a church garage sale in KS in the summer of 2013. It was beautiful but since it was a bit on the heavy side (more like upholstery weight), I knew I couldn't cut it up into small pieces.  I ended leaving it whole and adding the piano key border for interest.

04 Owls.  A year or so ago I found almost a whole bolt (60 meters) of this owl fabric on a local auction site for about $100.  I bought it and am still using it up in charity quilts. I've basically wiped out my all my misc. purples, pinks, and coordinating blues.

04 Owls.  A year or so ago I found almost a whole bolt (60 meters) of this owl fabric on a local auction site for about $100.  I bought it and am still using it up in charity quilts. I've basically wiped out my all my misc. purples, pinks, and coordinating blues.

05 This was a pillow panel that I was determined to use up.  I put all of these types of things in a pile and tried to use a lot of them up by making whole quilts out of them.  I ran out of energy before I ran out of pillow panels. I still have more, IOW.

05 This was a pillow panel that I was determined to use up.  I put all of these types of things in a pile and tried to use a lot of them up by making whole quilts out of them.  I ran out of energy before I ran out of pillow panels. I still have more, IOW.

06 More of that owl fabric. The purple was some curtains I found a local second-hand shop.

06 More of that owl fabric. The purple was some curtains I found a local second-hand shop.

07 Fabric donated by my sister. She had it leftover from her daughter was young (her daughter now has 2 small children of her own.)

07 Fabric donated by my sister. She had it leftover from her daughter was young (her daughter now has 2 small children of her own.)

08 A pillow panel I made into a quilt.

08 A pillow panel I made into a quilt.

09 More owls

09 More owls

10 Donated top from my friend in AZ.

10 Donated top from my friend in AZ.

11 Donated top.  Isn't it beautiful?  One of my favorites for this year!

11 Donated top.  Isn't it beautiful?  One of my favorites for this year!

12 More owls

12 More owls

13 A cat pillow panel became this quilt.

13 A cat pillow panel became this quilt.

14 I used some heavier fabric (the floral) for this simple strippy quilt.

14 I used some heavier fabric (the floral) for this simple strippy quilt.

15 More owls

15 More owls

16 Black and burgundy strippy.  More of that beautiful but "old" fabric from the late 80's.  

16 Black and burgundy strippy.  More of that beautiful but "old" fabric from the late 80's.  

17 Scrapbook style for kids.  In 2015 I went through my kids' fabrics and made up some kits for myself to make this scrapbook style. I had a lot of prints that were large, so it worked well for these fabrics.

17 Scrapbook style for kids.  In 2015 I went through my kids' fabrics and made up some kits for myself to make this scrapbook style. I had a lot of prints that were large, so it worked well for these fabrics.

18 Sarah Kay.  This curtain fabric with a girl named Sarah Kay was very appealing to me. I ended up making 4 quilts from it. The designer of the fabric is actually Australian, as I understand it. These were curtains that I picked up for about $3 as second-hand fabric. The design is too big to cut up. so I made it a panel front. Sweet.

18 Sarah Kay.  This curtain fabric with a girl named Sarah Kay was very appealing to me. I ended up making 4 quilts from it. The designer of the fabric is actually Australian, as I understand it. These were curtains that I picked up for about $3 as second-hand fabric. The design is too big to cut up. so I made it a panel front. Sweet.

19  Crazy quilt top donated by a group in FL. The top was only a lap quilt size, but I find that I really need single or what I call European twin size. So, I added borders until it fit the size I needed.

19  Crazy quilt top donated by a group in FL. The top was only a lap quilt size, but I find that I really need single or what I call European twin size. So, I added borders until it fit the size I needed.

20  Crazy quilt. Another donated lap size top that I added borders to.

20  Crazy quilt. Another donated lap size top that I added borders to.

21 Donated top

21 Donated top

22 Donated top

22 Donated top

23 Donated top 

23 Donated top 

24 Donated crazy top lap size.

24 Donated crazy top lap size.

25 Donated top. Isn't it just beautiful?

25 Donated top. Isn't it just beautiful?

26 Donated top

26 Donated top

27 Donated top

27 Donated top

28 Donated top

28 Donated top

29 Donated top

29 Donated top

30 Donated top. Another favorite!

30 Donated top. Another favorite!

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33 Owl quilt

33 Owl quilt

34 Owl quilt

34 Owl quilt

35 Owl quilt

35 Owl quilt

36 Owl quilt

36 Owl quilt

37 Owl quilt

37 Owl quilt

38 Owl quilt with up and down stripes for a change!

38 Owl quilt with up and down stripes for a change!

39 This duvet cover was too cute to cut up. I just quilted it and bound it with some fun striped fabric.

39 This duvet cover was too cute to cut up. I just quilted it and bound it with some fun striped fabric.

40 Big Block quilt 1.  I actually made 5 quilts from this same block - all with different layouts.

40 Big Block quilt 1.  I actually made 5 quilts from this same block - all with different layouts.

41 Big Block 2 another variation of the same block

41 Big Block 2 another variation of the same block

42 Big Block 3 another variation of the Big Block

42 Big Block 3 another variation of the Big Block

43 Big Block variation 4

43 Big Block variation 4

44 Big Block variation 5

44 Big Block variation 5

45  Then I went on to a series of these rail fence quilts appropriate for teen girls/young adults/ladies. 

45  Then I went on to a series of these rail fence quilts appropriate for teen girls/young adults/ladies. 

46 Rail fence nr. 2

46 Rail fence nr. 2

47 Rail fence for girls 3

47 Rail fence for girls 3

48 Rail fence for girls 4

48 Rail fence for girls 4

49 Rail fence for girls 5

49 Rail fence for girls 5

50 Rail fence for girls 6

50 Rail fence for girls 6

51 Donated top

51 Donated top

52 Donated top

52 Donated top

53 Donated partial top as a lap size. I made it larger.

53 Donated partial top as a lap size. I made it larger.

54 Donated partial top - made it bigger to make into a twin size

54 Donated partial top - made it bigger to make into a twin size

55 Scrapbook style

55 Scrapbook style

56 Scrapbook style

56 Scrapbook style

57 A strippy 

57 A strippy 

58 Chain lined sailboats - a special quilt made for a coworker of my husband's in the Ukraine

58 Chain lined sailboats - a special quilt made for a coworker of my husband's in the Ukraine

59 Donated top Double Irish chain!  Super nice.

59 Donated top Double Irish chain!  Super nice.

60 Donated crazy squares lap size top - I added to make it a European twin

60 Donated crazy squares lap size top - I added to make it a European twin

61 Scrapbook style

61 Scrapbook style

63 Donated top

63 Donated top

63 A strippy 

63 A strippy 

64 Scrapbook tyle

64 Scrapbook tyle

65 Scrapbook style

65 Scrapbook style

66 Owls

66 Owls

67 Owls

67 Owls

68 Owls

68 Owls

69 Owls. I told you that I  had a lot of that owl fabric!

69 Owls. I told you that I  had a lot of that owl fabric!

70 Streak of Lightning pattern Donated top

70 Streak of Lightning pattern Donated top

71 A pillow panel

71 A pillow panel

72 Donated top I made it bigger to make a European twin

72 Donated top I made it bigger to make a European twin

73 Scrapbook style

73 Scrapbook style

74 Scrapbook

74 Scrapbook

75 Tigger and Eeyore duvet cover

75 Tigger and Eeyore duvet cover

76 Scrapbook style

76 Scrapbook style

77 Owls

77 Owls

78 Owls

78 Owls

79 Scrapbook style

79 Scrapbook style

80 Scrapbook style

80 Scrapbook style

81 Owls

81 Owls

82 Strippy

82 Strippy

83 Yet another owls!

83 Yet another owls!

84 Scrapbook

84 Scrapbook

85 The other Nordic one using the other curtain panel from the set of curtains that I found locally.

85 The other Nordic one using the other curtain panel from the set of curtains that I found locally.

86 Donated top

86 Donated top

87 Owls

87 Owls

88 Donated top.  Loved it!

88 Donated top.  Loved it!

89 Owls

89 Owls

90 Scrapbook style

90 Scrapbook style

91 More owls

91 More owls

92 Misc. squares sashed in brown and bordered in a burgundy

92 Misc. squares sashed in brown and bordered in a burgundy

93 Donated top - beautiful!

93 Donated top - beautiful!

94 Combination strippy and squares

94 Combination strippy and squares

95 Owls strippy up and down

95 Owls strippy up and down

96 Pirates 

96 Pirates 

97 Donated top Star

97 Donated top Star

98 Plain and simple

98 Plain and simple

99 Poppies - a heavier piece of fabric I picked up in KS, USA at a church yard sale

99 Poppies - a heavier piece of fabric I picked up in KS, USA at a church yard sale

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100

101 Scrapbook style

101 Scrapbook style

102 Scrapbook style

102 Scrapbook style

103 Simple

103 Simple

104 Scrapbook

104 Scrapbook

105 Pinwheels  Donated top

105 Pinwheels  Donated top

106 Scrapbook style

106 Scrapbook style

107 Strippy

107 Strippy

108 Donated top

108 Donated top

109 Donated top

109 Donated top

110 Donated top

110 Donated top

111 Donated top

111 Donated top

112 Donated top

112 Donated top

113 Donated top

113 Donated top

114 Bright and colorful strips with blocks

114 Bright and colorful strips with blocks

115 Scrappook style

115 Scrappook style

116 Donated top

116 Donated top

117 Strippy top

117 Strippy top

118 Owl strippy up and down

118 Owl strippy up and down

119 Scrapbook style

119 Scrapbook style

120 Strips - very large

120 Strips - very large

That's all folks!

 

During the calendar year 2016, I had the goal of making an average of 10 charity quilts per month either for area people here in Poland or for my husband to take to various countries farther east as he teaches Old Testament courses.

I'm learning some sizes are better than others to give away. For example, if I make a twin/single as big as most people expect them in the states, they are too big and are hard for people to deal with. The same with a double or queen. It is best to try to fit what I make with what they are used to, and not "what I want them to have".  

The common sizes for duvet covers here are 140x200cm, 160x200cm and 220x200cm.  I've decided to aim more at the 150x200cm for a typical kid's single or adult single quilt. By the time it is quilted and washed, it may shrink up closer to 140, but it is still fine for the typical Polish person.

I thought you might find it interesting to see all of the charity quilts I finished in 2016 in one place.  I could not have done it without so many of you donating tops, fabric squares, or fabric!

Obviously, I am most thankful to God for giving me strength and health to be able to do this!  

Now, I'll turrn my head towards 2017.

Becky Petersen3 Comments