Elvira in Teal

I jumped on board with the GE Designs Elvira Quarantine QAL.   This used up a lot of my teal scraps.  Funny, I am rather sad about it as I liked those scraps, however, they will go to a good home.  May is the month Hands2Help comfort quilts get finished and then sent off to their new owners. This quilt and the other 2 that I made will be in the mail early next week.

The teals were plentiful but not really enough to make the size Gudrun Erla designed it at. I was able to work with pieces that were a tad shorter and still get a decent sized quilt. I did decide that I wanted it a bit longer, and was able to add some fabric at the top and bottom of the quilt to make it a better size.

I had been so wanting to use a baptist fan design on a quilt and this one seemed perfect for that.

To finish, I used the flanged binding. I love this technique and really felt that it helped end the quilt; all the blues/teals are great but a stopping point is nice. The tutorial, which I always refer people to, is the one Lorna did at Sew Fresh Quilts. It works like a charm!

The backing is one of the Boundless fabrics from Bluprint (I am not happy with them at the moment – just saying). This is one that I am using for the back of a number of benefit quilts and am very pleased with it. The sun coming through the leaves was perfect this day, almost a reflection of the fabric, so I chose to use it as part of the photo shoot.

I thought I would close with a picture of each of the quilts going to the Hands2Help Charities.

Elvira in Teal
40″ x 60″
Elvira pattern from GE Designs
Baptist Fan E2E Pantograph by Nancy Hacke (Prostitcher)
Quilting thread: Superior SoFine #494, Wonderfil DecoBob Grey (80 wt)

A big thanks to Sarah, at Confession of a Fabric Addict for all her hard work coordination Hands2Help 2020. She did this in the middle of a move and a pandemic – unbelievable strength, faith and compassion must have powered her through.

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  1. May 31, 2020 / 5:56 AM

    The teals are beautiful in that quilt! The fan quilting is perfect for the quilt too! What size is the quilt? That one is my favorite of the 3 you are sending .

    • kathleenquilts
      May 31, 2020 / 1:05 PM

      The quilt finished at 40 x 60 roughly. I need to measure and get those stats on the bottom of my page.

  2. Vicki in MN
    May 31, 2020 / 9:32 AM

    Your quilts are all beautiful, but of course the teal one speaks to me the loudest! I know what you mean, we want to use our stash but we get sad when we use the lovelies!!

    • kathleenquilts
      May 31, 2020 / 1:06 PM

      It is funny how we get so attached to the stash. I have done well letting things go and my purple Centred quilt (coming up) is one of those too… I guess it means if I keep sewing I can get some more?

  3. May 31, 2020 / 1:44 PM

    What a soothing and calming quilt. The Baptist fan motif suits it well and the flange binding is a lovely way to cap it off.

    • kathleenquilts
      June 8, 2020 / 8:22 PM

      Thank you Yvonne, I was so pleased with it.

  4. May 31, 2020 / 4:06 PM

    Hi Kathleen! Wonderful finish and so many inspirations in this post. I love the pattern and the fabrics you chose. I have also been wanting to find a quilt to use the Baptist fan pattern on – excellent choice. The flanged binding is another perfect choice and another thing on my to-do list. Great job! ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. Susan Nixon
    June 1, 2020 / 1:58 AM

    I like it in the teals. I’m thinking red/white/blue might be a way to go, too.

    • kathleenquilts
      June 8, 2020 / 8:23 PM

      I think it would be gorgeous in RWB!

  6. June 1, 2020 / 7:35 AM

    Those teals are so pretty; makes me think of the colors of the ocean. That looks like such a fun quilt design!

    • kathleenquilts
      June 1, 2020 / 9:38 AM

      Thanks, Wendy. It is a fun design and actually quite easy. I just used regular rulers with the 60 degree line too!

  7. June 1, 2020 / 10:38 AM

    Beautiful!!! I have finished with a flanged binding several times and always love the look of it. Just lovely Kathleen!

    • kathleenquilts
      June 8, 2020 / 8:26 PM

      Thank you, Bernie! Flanged bindings are always fun.

  8. Sarah Craig
    June 5, 2020 / 11:51 AM

    Or complete lunacy! Hugs to you, Kathleen for three beautiful quilts finishes – they will show a lot of love! Thanks for being part of Hands2Help 2020!

    • kathleenquilts
      June 7, 2020 / 10:37 AM

      I loved doing Elvira and so glad that it is going to Mercyful quilts!

  9. inquiringquilter
    June 9, 2020 / 6:39 PM

    Lovely quilt! So wonderful that you made it for a great charity. Love those fabrics–someone is going to be so happy when they receive this quilt! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

    • kathleenquilts
      June 11, 2020 / 7:22 PM

      I am glad you enjoyed it. It should be at Mercyful Quilts (well the person who collects it) today. It had a little mishap – a fire in the local post office, but I was told that everything was OK – the fire was at the back of the building. I am waiting to hear from Bernie and see that it really was ok!

  10. Nancy Bekedam
    June 14, 2020 / 10:14 AM

    Kathleen, I somehow missed your Elvira reveal–it’s beautiful! Great solution to add to the top and bottom for a longer length. You’re going to need some more teals now! I like the baptist fan quilting, too!

    • kathleenquilts
      June 14, 2020 / 10:16 AM

      Oh, Nancy there is so much flying by it is easy to miss. I am so pleased with it and that it is a Mercyful Quilts. It survived a fire in the apartment behind the post office…miraculously the mail was OK.

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