Life has been very full since the last set of directions where posted for the Rainbow Rose quilt along. I forgot how busy things get in June when groups are winding down. Friends in Quilting had a lovely last meeting in my backyard last Thursday. It was a small group because some of the members of that group were at the Canadian Quilters Association show in the outskirts of Toronto. I spent Friday and Saturday at the show. On Friday I was volunteering in the Toronto Modern Guild display room. That was a blast! I met MR Charbonneau who blogs at Quilt Matters, and Janet Archibald who blogs at What Comes Next. M-R and Janet are both super talented quilters and had quilts juried into the show. On Saturday I went with some friends and looked at all the quilts and the vendors. That was a blast as well.
My quilting time has been very limited but I did manage to get 1/2 of the weeks assignment for the Rainbow Rose Quilt Along finished.
I might be able to finish the other two corners tonight or tomorrow afternoon. I'm not sure when I will get this weeks assignment done as we are going to Montreal for my niece's wedding this weekend. We leave on Friday and come back on Monday.
In other Rainbow news, I decided to put together a quilt top for the Pulse Nightclub quilt drive organized by the Orlando Modern Guild. I sent an email to a few of my friends in my local quild (basically whoever popped into my mind when I was writing the email. The response has been great!
These are the blocks I have received so far.
I know there are 10 more completed blocks, and there are a couple of people who have yet to make their blocks. That would include me. My plan is to see what I get and fill in the blanks. As you can see there is a large blank in blue blocks. This is a good thing as blue is my favourite colour.
I've had an offer to take the quilt down to Florida, an offer to mail the quilt in the States to get cheaper rates, and offers to piece the quilt top together. My boss who doesn't sew has offered to help pay postage to mail it down.
Like many people who have LGBT family members and friends I was knocked flat by the news of the massacre in Orlando so it's important to me that I piece this quilt. Although I do think I will do that with two of my friends.
I'm linking up with the good folks at Modern Quilters Ireland and Let's Bee Social