I jumped on board with the GE Designs Elvira Quarantine QAL. This used up a lot of my teal scraps. Funny, I am rather sad about it as I liked those scraps, however, they will go to a good home. May is the month Hands2Help comfort quilts get finished and then sent off to their new owners. This quilt and the other 2 that I made will be in the mail early next week.
The teals were plentiful but not really enough to make the size Gudrun Erla designed it at. I was able to work with pieces that were a tad shorter and still get a decent sized quilt. I did decide that I wanted it a bit longer, and was able to add some fabric at the top and bottom of the quilt to make it a better size.
I had been so wanting to use a baptist fan design on a quilt and this one seemed perfect for that.
To finish, I used the flanged binding. I love this technique and really felt that it helped end the quilt; all the blues/teals are great but a stopping point is nice. The tutorial, which I always refer people to, is the one Lorna did at Sew Fresh Quilts. It works like a charm!
The backing is one of the Boundless fabrics from Bluprint (I am not happy with them at the moment – just saying). This is one that I am using for the back of a number of benefit quilts and am very pleased with it. The sun coming through the leaves was perfect this day, almost a reflection of the fabric, so I chose to use it as part of the photo shoot.
I thought I would close with a picture of each of the quilts going to the Hands2Help Charities.
“Elvira in Teal”
40″ x 60″
Elvira pattern from GE Designs
Baptist Fan E2E Pantograph by Nancy Hacke (Prostitcher)
Quilting thread: Superior SoFine #494, Wonderfil DecoBob Grey (80 wt)
A big thanks to Sarah, at Confession of a Fabric Addict for all her hard work coordination Hands2Help 2020. She did this in the middle of a move and a pandemic – unbelievable strength, faith and compassion must have powered her through.
Coming Up on the Blog:
Hosting 2020 MCB for June (6/1)
Tips and Tutorial (6/22)
Stitching Sunshine Hop (6/25)
Confessions of a Fabric Addict