September 11, 2017

Rise Quilt Along Donation Quilt

Last fall I hosted a quilt along for my original pattern Rise. I made this top as a part of that, but didn't get around to quilting it until this summer. Such is life! Here she is all finished. 

I went with a lighter, softer color scheme than my original Rise quilt, using an assortment of color prints and solids from my stash and Kona Bone- my go-to cream background choice. I always use it with Fig Tree fabrics too.

The backing is a long-hoarded bird print from Heather Bailey. I love birds and collect bird things in all forms, so it was hard to part with this quilt (more on that later), but I think it found the perfect home here. It's such a gorgeous print.

I ended up having to wash this quilt before I sent it off, hence the crinkle. My boys got some sort of mark on it, but luckily it came out! It's quilted with a scallop stitch on my Husqvarna Opal.

This quilt has been donated to QuiltAnthropy, a non-profit that uses money from quilt auctions to help refugees. The founder is a wonderful woman who is the mother of two of my college roommates. She is truly an inspiration. If you are interested in donating a quilt to QuiltAnthropy, you can contact her at, or visit their site which is soon to be fully launched. If you are in northern Utah, you may be able to attend the auction and purchase a beautiful quilt! Last year they raised over $22,000 for refugees. Amazing.

Here is one of the blocks from the quilt along last year. You can still find the individual block pattern downloads for free here, or purchase the full consolidated pattern PDF in my shop here.


  1. Beautiful!! Thank you again, for designing this wonderful quilt pattern. I made so many of them for our local hospital. I just couldn't seem to stop once started. Your quilting and backing is so pretty. A special donation!

  2. I love it. I did it this year myself. I love balloons. thank you for this pattern. it was fun and turned out wonderfully. just need to quilt it together myself. finding time is hard.