St Louis Cardinals charity quilt – almost done!By
This quilt has been a lot of fun to make.Â Lots of happy bright colors and a soft fuzzy backing makes for a wonderful snuggly quilt destined for a very special little boy.Â I just finished the edging late tonight and am taking it to the work meeting tomorrow to tie it.Â The little boy loves the Cardinals and this quilt was truly a labor of love.
IfÂ you would like to make a quilt like this – buy a St Louis Cardinals t-shirt and cut out the logo. Back it with fabric for stability and use it for the center block.Â I strip pieced the top by sewing strips together and then cutting so I had long rows of squares sewn together, then I applied them to the center block by doing the log cabin method. After the strips of blocks were used up, I finished the quilt with long strips of the same fabric.Â It is really a one of a kind quilt that is very nice.Â
I used low loft batting and a heavy brushed nylon in white for the backÂ that I got from my friend, Grandma Ev, years ago and was saving it for a very special charity project.
The baby lock sewing quilting machine the quilt was sewn on made putting it together a dream.Â The large plastic area that holds the quilt better around the machine makes a lot of difference.Â The machine is truly a blessing for all the sewing and quilting we do for charity.