Today I had another charity quilt from our guild that I took to the longarm rental center to quilt. Our guild members all helped sew 12 1/2" sampler blocks from donated fabric stashes. The charity chairwoman then put them together in kits with fabrics for sashing and borders. Once the quilt tops were pieced together she then made kits of tops, backings with battings for volunteers to quilt.
This particular kit had as a backing a very 80s rainbow well-loved sheet. It was a bit of a challenge to quilt but in the end it turned out well. The pantograph is called Cotton Seed which reminds me of Popcorn with extra attitude. Even though the border print has abstract florals the overall feeling of the quilt looks like it would be a good fit for a guy so I wanted a gender-neutral quilting design. Since there was so much white in the blocks and the backing I opted to use a white thread for both top and bobbin. It's a bit bold on the black borders and sashing but helps to frame the blocks.
I'll trim the edges and hand it over to another guild member who likes to attach the binding. Hopefully it'll help someone in need and give them a bit of warmth and cheer.