Daisy Chain Romanian Charity Quilt

I finished this quilt late on Sunday night and am taking it to the post office today. This 60″ X 60″ quilt is winging its way to Romania for a child who lives in an orphanage there. Judi from Green Fairy Quilts and her husband have traveled to Romania for the last two years to bring quilts to the children in a Romanian orphanage. This year, I wanted to contribute something.

A little about this quilt:

I used Amy Butler’s Daisy Chain fabric line as the primary fabric in the quilt. I pieced it using a simple strip piecing method and made it random in its design. The quilting is free motion – I used Elizabeth’s tutorial to help me through the process of creating flowers all over the quilt. This is only my second quilt to use free motion quilting – so it is not perfect, but I was happy with how it came out.

Here is a close up of the quilting:

I bound this quilt with some turquoise batik fabric I had left over from another quilt. And of course, I pieced the back. I also thought it would be nice to make the label in the language of the  child who would be receiving it…in English it reads: “Sewn for you with love from Wendy” – but, here it is in Romanian:

I hope that this quilt will not only keep a child warm, but will remind her that she is loved and valued.  Here are a few more photos of the quilt:

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    • Staci on August 31, 2010 at 08:41

    That is so lovely Wendy and I love the quilting you did on it! Some little child will certainly adore and appreciate it! The colors are beyond gorgeous!

    • Kay on August 31, 2010 at 09:48

    Wendy, that quilt is incredible! So lovely and such a gift to a child who probably has nothing. I’m sure it will be treasured. I know it was made with love.

    Looking at the quilts you’ve made makes me want to learn about quilting. I can’t even sew, but do you suppose if I put my mind to it I could learn? I’m thinking of finding another hobby besides reading and am drawn to some kind of craft. The only thing I’ve ever done in the past is crossstitch. It was very mathermatical, so seemed easy for me.

    Thanks for sharing with us!

  1. Beautiful. You are truly talented! The child who receives this will feel the love in every stitch.

    • Paula on August 31, 2010 at 12:36

    So so pretty! I love the flower quilting – it is so perfect for the daisy chain fabrics!

  2. I am sure your quilt will make a huge difference to the lucky child that receives it! It is a beautiful quilt.

    • zibilee on September 1, 2010 at 05:27

    I love the colors and design on this one! Great job!!

  3. what a wonderful gift!

    The colors, pattern (or free form) of the quilt itself, and the hand-quilting are all gorgeous … you really have sent a piece of yourself to that lucky child!

  4. I, too, hope that brings a child warmth and comfort. What a wonderfully generous gift!

  5. Such a beautiful gesture, both the quilt you’ve made & the charitable generosity of the gift. I have just come across your blog & am enjoying it very much!

    • Wendy on September 13, 2010 at 09:25

    Staci: Thank you so much!

    Kay: I think you could definitely learn…I was a huge cross stitcher for years (like you, I enjoyed the mathematical aspect of it!). I had not sewn one thing before I made my first quilt…it is really not all that difficult. And actually, there is quite a bit of math in quilting too! Once you understand how a quilt is constructed, it is really easy to make up your own patterns. I recommend signing up for a beginning quilt class at a local shop, OR have a quilting friend walk you through it. There are helpful tips and techniques to quilting that you need to learn…but they are not that hard. Hope you’ll try it…it is WAY fun!

    Kristen: Thank you!

    Paula: *smiles*

    Stephanie: Thank you!

    Zibiliee: Thanks – I really love the turquoise and green together too!

    Dawn: Thanks!

    Kathy: It is a joy to make something when I know it is going for a good cause.

    Teacher/Learner: Thank you for stopping by my blog! I hope you’ll visit often 🙂

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