Friday, May 30, 2014

Sunshine Travels

is hosting
the
Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge.
 



"Sunshine Travels" 
is my first contribution
for 2014.
(I have another top ready to quilt, but the deadline draws near)


With a bunch of solid Kona strips in a box,
I used this Jelly Roll Race Video
as my inspiration to sew the quilt top.

Once all the strips were sewn together, it was an odd size.
I cut it in half to make two lap quilts.
This is the first one.



I added circles to make it more pleasing to me.
(I really hated the way it looked before the bright yellow circles)

Now it's a bright, sunny, and happy quilt
sent to put sunshine in some one's life.

Finished with a quilt label,

The quilting is free motion swirls in the circles and  lines sewn as sun rays.


Confessions Of A Fabric Addict

Stay tuned to see if I finish another...lol


Sharing a picture of my photography assistant.
I think I wore her out.



15 comments:

Jeneta said...

Beautiful! So bright and happy - the yellow circles really do add the sunshine!

Carla said...

Fun! Sounds like a very worthy cause

Scrapatches said...

Bright and pretty quilts to make happy ... :) Pat

Jeanie said...

Love this quilt with the many suns across it! It really does change the pattern and makes a great statement. I'm going to do a Christmas quilt with this pattern and may have to add some sort of Christmassy applique on top. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kathy said...

The circles were a great idea! Definitely made it special.

Kat said...

I love the beautiful colors!

Mdm Samm said...

ohhh so pretty just infuses YOU and your brightness

Vickie said...

That's a perfect name for that quilt Carla, and I'm sure it will bring sunshine to someones life.... where ever it travels to.

Glinda ♥ said...

Such a joyous, vibrant, happy quilt! Loving your work! And your adorable helper :)

Jasmine said...

I love the addition of the circles and how you quilted it. Good luck with the second one.

Karen said...

This is a very happy quilt. It will bring lots of smiles,

Sue Daurio said...

Add those balls of sunshine to this quilt was so creative. I love the way you quilted it. Such a fun quilt.

Amy said...

It is just so bright and cheery. Someone will love it to pieces.
:)

Sarah Craig said...

Wow, Carla, that is awesome! I love the addition of the circles - may borrow that idea myself! Thanks for participating in the challenge this year, and I hope to see that second quilt!!

Sarah Craig said...

Wow, Carla, that is awesome! I love the addition of the circles - may borrow that idea myself! Thanks for participating in the challenge this year, and I hope to see that second quilt!!