Saturday, August 25, 2012

Radiant Ring Quilt

May was my first month as quilter for the Imagine Circle of do.Good Stitches. After much debate, I decided to have the members use Elizabeth's Radiant Ring tutorial and make blocks using orange, yellow, apple green, aqua, and white.  


I decided that the blocks needed some sashing to break up the busyness of all the colors and to enlarge the quilt a bit, so I added a 2" strip of Kona Azure between the blocks and also used that as the binding. 


For the back of the quilt I used a vintage sheet that had a fun aqua floral print. And now for the confession...I totally cheated on this quilt. Since I was quite pregnant by the time I received all the blocks and got the top put together, I sent it to mom and got her to quilt it on her longarm. I knew there was no way I was going to get this baby basted and quilted in a timely manner so it was Mary to the rescue! She even hand-delivered it when she came to help when Jill was born. My mom is the best. 

And now the quilt has been sent to Threading Hope, an organization that delivers quilts to children in need in various poverty-stricken and war-torn countries around the world. 

15 comments:

  1. So pretty! Thanks for the link to the tutorial.

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  2. Radiant Ring is fantastic,Toni! You picked out perfect colours for it and your Mom quilted it to perfection!

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  3. Wow, it looks awesome, Toni!! Great job to all of you :)

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  4. Awesome! Yay for mom, I agree - what a lovely finish!

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  5. This is beautiful! And shoot--if my mom had a long arm, I think I'd cheat and send all of my quilts to her!

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  6. Yay for team work and all the love invested in that quilt! Some child will be doubly blessed!

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  7. What a fabulous quilt, and for such a good cause too.

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  8. Great job to both of you! I love the cheery design and colors- I hope it brings some comfort to a little child out there.

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  9. Toni,

    It looks awesome! Ithe colors are so happy and someone will be very lucky to have this quilt.

    Linda

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  10. aww it looks fantastic, great team work!

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  11. I love it!! And so smart of you to send it to your Mom. I wish my Mom had a long-arm so I could send mine to her, because I also had May and I haven't even touched the blocks yet. Of course, I don't have a newborn and mine just went back to school...so I am hopeful to get on that soon....

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