Tuesday, September 27, 2011

XOXO Quilt - 100 Quilts for Kids

Finally.  A Finish.  It feels really great to have finished something and even better knowing that it is for a good cause too!

Meet the XOXO Quilt.  So named for the obvious X's and the little "O's" in the white blocks between them.
XOXO Quilt Front


I kept the back simple and really love how the quilting shows off so well on the back.  I have been fascinated by broadcloth quilting recently and after I finished my quilting I turned this over and thought it has a modern broadcloth look to it.  How cool!

XOXO Quilt Front

Front Closeup


Back Quilting Detail

XOXO Quilt FMQ detail

For the wide border I decided to practice my FMQ and just did a few wavy lines and loops.  I think it adds some fun to the otherwise linear quilting and I had a lot of fun playing around with it.

XOXO Quilt Chillin' Closeup

Love this shot of the XOXO Chillin.

quilt stats [<-- I've wanted to do that since I started blogging!!!]
size = 46" x 46"
fabric = Soul Blossom by Amy Butler, Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey, Garden Party by Anna Maria Horner

pattern = x layout inspired by Tula Pink's Kiss Kiss, I saw one image of it and then improv'd the rest
binding = fold-over, a first for me!, if I do it again will fold from front to back as opposed to back to front as I did this time
quilting = by yours truly an off the top of my head design

100 Quilts for Kids Donation
Having just recently moved here from Brooklyn I had no idea where I was going to donate this quilt.  As a former juvenile delinquency prosecutor in NYC I know of a ton of charities where this quilt would be happily received in Brooklyn...but in some  my new home is in even more need of charitable TLC because there is so much less attention focused on the less fortunate in these back woods areas.  So, I was really hoping to find someone to help me locate a family to give the quilt to.

Fortunately, last weekend I was at the annual Apple Festival in neighboring Busti, NY where I noticed a stall with a handwritten sign stating that all proceeds would go to the Children in our County.  Being the big mouth that I am I walked right up and asked if they would be interested in a quilt donation and be able to find a local home that would need a quilt for a child.  They were so thrilled in my interest in their dedication to local children that they asked me to come to a meeting and speak about the quilt donation!  It was only later when I looked up the group online, Kiwanis International, that I learned that it is an international organization that works on behalf of children...what luck is that?!  I feel a bit silly being a "guest speaker" but it could be an amazing opportunity to find other people who might want to contribute to the quilt drive in the coming year!

Swim, Bike, Quilt

Linking up to Swim, Bike, Quilt!  If you have a quilt you are contributing to 100 Quilts for Kids don't forget to link up between Sept 28-30 to be considered for the special prizes!  Go check it out...

- rebecca lynne


Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

Beautiful! And the quilting is perfect. Well done.

Patti said...

Super fabulous job Rebecca! The fabric is gorgeous and your FMQ is wonderful!

Kelli said...

It turned out gorgeous! And congrats on your new public speaking career! :) What a great way to get involved. Good job on the FMQ too. That is something that still intimidates me.

Melinda said...

I still love this quilt! And your quilting just enhances it so much. Congrats on being a 100 Quilts for Kids ambassador!!! I turned mine in at quilting guild to be donated and forgot to mention it on my post today.

Jules said...

it looks great!, i have a MQG in this area and we are going to donate to Golisano childrens hospital.

Debbie said...

What a darling little quilt! Good for you for addig some FMQ!

Janine said...

It's beautiful!

Lucy said...

Such a pretty quilt and I love the quilting :)

Archie the wonder dog said...

What a wonderful quilt - a child will treasure this for years, it's a wonderful gift to give...I love the quilting and the mix between straight lines and loops and curves and the quilt stats are great to read!!

Sara said...

I do love the back on there!! Thank you for donating,it is such a wonderful charity indeed! I donated to a pregnancy center in NC.

Rebecca Lynne said...

Thank you ladies! I'm so glad you all appreciate my adventures in quilting...I was always a piecing gal but now I am really interested in the texture and look the quilting can create. So happy you are here to follow my adventure!

BunkHouseQuilts said...

So cute. I love the fabrics and the way you quilted it makes the total package. Thanks for sharing the story about finding a destination.