Friday, October 23, 2015

Wheelchair Quilts 7 & 8 Finished

These are such pretty fabrics that were languishing in the charity quilts fabric bin of the guild.  Lots of scraps from other people's projects in there... That green, which is a wide backing, is just the richest emerald!  This is one on the list of my Q4 FAL goals at On the Windy Side.  Feels good to scratch one off the list. I had the two together as they were really quite quick projects.

I basically doodled various curly designs across the quilt, using Christina Cameli's Fervent as well.  It was fun!
This quilt is another rendition of my Fairy Steps wheelchair quilt from Pam & Nicky Lintott's Two From One Jelly Roll Quilts.  That first soft pastels one I made is my favourite, but this is also so pretty.
The back against the backdrop of the neighbour's Burning Bush. This is a young one; the older ones around town are really "on fire" with their brilliant reds.
A closer look.  Do you see where I have to go back in and add another curlicue or two?
I used up every bit of the floral fabrics and even a couple pieces from cutting the half hexies for the other quilt, as well as trimmings from the front columns to make the back pocket
Quilt Stats:
Pattern: slightly modified Fairy Steps from Two From One Jelly Roll Quilts
Size:  29 X 35.25"
Fabric: guild charity (donated) fabric
Batting: Pellon Legacy 100% polyester (love this batting!)
Quilted: on my Avanté -- 48 009 stitches :-)
Threads: quilted with Floriani's Fufu's rayon thread in olive green

The second quilt in this post is the half hexie quilt, a tutorial on Cynthia's Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework blog.
I made the binding from the strips left after quilting and squaring the quilt; love the two fabrics! I also had totally run out of the emerald green, so it really was as quilters of old used to do: make do!
There are a few differences in fabric in this one: the addition of the very soft pink and the lemon yellow.  Hmm and I see I also had no white in this one, and only the one floral.  This is the second Half Hexie I made; the other is waiting to be quilted (it may first need a backing pieced from leftover flannels).  The quilting design is one of my all-time favourite designs to quilt.

The back:
Used up all of that purple floral too!  Smaller pocket because that's all I had of that floral.
 Quilt Stats:
Pattern: Half Hexie quilt from Quilting is More Fun Than Housework
Size:  30.75 X 36.5"
Fabric: guild charity (donated) fabric plus a piece from my own scraps
Batting: Pellon Legacy 100% polyester (love this batting!)
Quilted: on my Avanté -- 20 750 stitches (interesting! half the amount of Fairy Steps 2, but it is a much more open design with no echoed curlicues)
Threads: quilted with So Fine #403

None of the wheelchair quilts have been washed yet.  I might give the first seniors' residence where I sent my first two quilts a call to see what they prefer.  I have two more to finish, and then I'll show you the stack!  Now that makes me grin from ear to ear!

I'm linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, TGIFF at A Quarter Inch From the Edge, A Quilting Reader's Garden, and on Sunday with Quilting is More Fun Than Housework.  Whoop! Whoop! indeed. :-) 


  1. Languishing no more! Your quilts are beautiful. I'm sure the residents will enjoy them! Where's the boxy pouch? Squirrel!

  2. Those are lovely and I'm sure they will bring great pleasure and cosiness to their lucky new owners! I already had the half-hexie pattern in mind to do, now I might have to add that diagonal strips one, too. :)

  3. I'm sure these cozy, cheerful quilts will be greatly appreciated by their recipients. Lovely quilting! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

  4. These quilts are really going to make someone's day. How sweet you are for getting all that fabric out of the cupboard and into a quilt that can be loved!

  5. How awesome. I can't wait to see the awesome stack you will donate!

  6. Love the flower quilting on two - really nice with the fabrics!

  7. What an awesome feeling you are having getting on you Q3 list so early, looking forward to seeing the stack.

  8. Ohh someone is going to be extremely happy with these! They look great and the quilting is beautiful on them both! Can't wait to see the stack.

  9. Sandra, you've truly accomplished an amazing amount in a short time with all these wonderful wheelchair quilts! The seniors will really appreciate them! Can't wait to see your stack! Way to go!!!

  10. Way to go!! Great finishes. How do you make (and attach) the ties on the side?

  11. Beautiful quilts and for a good cause. Have a wonderful week

  12. I love that green fabric. I wish I could see it in person. I have been following as you have made these and I have to say I'm quite impressed how quickly they have came together. My hat is off to you, my friend.

  13. Awesome! Seeing your quilting on these is so inspiring. It makes me want to go quilt something right now.


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