Quilt Donations for Veterans

One of my co-workers from the quilt shop gave me a motorcycle themed quilt kit. It had all the fabrics and written instructions but no pictures of the finished quilt.  The instructions were well written so the picture didn't matter much. I put the blocks up on my design wall to see if they made sense so it all worked out.

The only problem was that I fussy cut all the motorcycle blocks as instructed, put them up on the design wall to see where they best fit, then proceeded to sew them together accidentally turning the blocks 90 degrees. So when looking at the finished rows, some of the motorcycles appeared sideways. I took apart the blocks in question and flipped them back the right way. 

I quilted it with variegated red and black thread which gave it a nice look on the black background fabric. 

The quilt was donated to the American Legion National Convention to raise money for veterans.

I also chose to make another red, white and blue quilt from my stack of donated fabrics. I didn't use a pattern, just a photo of a finished quilt. I cut the fabrics into 5-inch squares to make the top. 

I free-motion quilted this one and it will be raffled off in fall at a Legion Auxiliary event.

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