Thursday, March 30, 2017

#QuiltsforQc Finish

You might have heard about the #quiltsforqc initiative the Montreal MQG launched on January 30 after the horrible shooting at a mosque in Quebec City.  The response we received from quilters the world over has been amazing, humbling and a little overwhelming.  :-)  You can read updates on the Montreal MQG's blog here.

I did make a couple of blocks to contribute to the cause, but I also decided to finish a few quilts. Today, I would like to share my first #quiltsforqc finished quilt.



I just love those house blocks - I love how different they all are... some pretty modern and some more traditional.  The variety of fabrics and patterns used just makes each house so unique.  I had such a good time piecing the blocks together and then quilting and finishing it.

Some of the houses have cute little details such as this fun window:


And this fun tree:


I decided to keep the quilting simple and fast so went with my wavy horizontal lines.  I really do love using this quilting design for a fast finish.


The Montreal MQG's April sew-in is this Saturday and we're having a basting party!  So I'm pretty sure I'll be taking more quilt sandwiches home with me to finish.

Quilt Stats:
  • Pattern:  House blocks by various designers
  • Size: 60" x 60”
  • Fabrics: Various
  • Thread: I pieced and quilted the top with Aurifil #2021 50 wt
  • Recipient:  #quiltsforqc initiative

I will linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday and at Celtic Thistle Stitches for TGIFF.

Also, if you're participating in the 2017 FAL, don't forget to link up your finishes here.  While you're there, check out the tutorials the different FAL hosts put together for tutorial week.

7 comments:

  1. This is fabulous. Thank you so much for putting the blocks together into finished quilts. <3

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  2. How cute is that! Love the quilting too!

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  3. Really nice! Dare I say I don't even remember what my house blocks looked like. oops

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  4. Are you in Verdun? Great quilt :)

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  5. What a sweet quilt. It is wonderful seeing the blocks come together. You did a great job finishing it.

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  6. I really like the wavy line quilting for this. It's nice of you to participate with this.

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  7. House blocks are my favourite blocks, I love all of the different styles you have in your quilt.

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