Sunday, 3 July 2016

Rainbow Hearts

     The last couple of weeks of June have been very full with quilt shows and weddings and end of year committee meetings.  It's been a while since I've sewn anything much and a while since I've posted.  This all changed on Friday.
     I spent a quiet Canada Day gardening (well attacking the weeds) in the backyard and then putting together 8 heart blocks (tutorial  from Cluck Cluck Sew) to add to the 36 blocks I had received from friends.  

     Then on Saturday I got together with Cyndy and Wendy and we put the blocks together.  It was good to work on this project together.  Usually when we get together to sew we are each working on our own projects and we help each other out but this time it was a collaborative effort.  One person would sew blocks together into rows, while another ironed and the other sewed the rows together.
We made some additional blocks as well to fill in the colour gaps and again one person would be cutting, another marking the sewing lines and one person sewing.

     Here's the finished product.


     What started out as one quilt top became three quilt tops. Thanks to Cathy, MaryAnne, Cyndy, Cheryl W., Lana, Wendy, Cheryl C. and Katrina. Working on this project gave us all a way to respond to our feelings of sadness and helplessness around the shooting at the Pulse Nightclub.  I for one, was touched by the generosity of so many of my quilting friends. I'll be mailing the tops to Orlando on Monday just before the impending postal strike.
     I'm linking this up to Main Crush Monday cause I'm crushing on quilting friends and the quilting community, that so often fills me with hope.

16 comments:

Scrap and quilts said...

The quilts are wonderful. Thank you for your generosity to the Pulse Project. I admire all of you who gave so much of your most valued possessions; time and love. Congrats to all. ;^)

Pamela said...

Gorgeous. How kind of you to give them away.

Deb@newcreativestate.wordpress.com said...

Beautiful quilts Lisa and a wonderful collaborative effort by all who contributed.

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Oh how awesome that the intent of one quilt multiplied into 3! They look wonderful. :)

Puppilalla said...

Fantastic! What a great group effort! Those will surely be loved.

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

Those are beautiful quilts, and a wonderful gift that will help three individuals. Alissa posted a pic on Instagram of all the quilts, tops, and blocks they are receiving daily. It's very impressive and so heartwarming to see the love from all around the world. Thank you for doing this Lisa.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Wonderful design and rainbow colors. Visiting from Main Crush Monday.

Kate said...

Gorgeous quilt tops for such a good cause.

Paige said...

Just beautiful! What a great group effort!

Jayne said...

I love seeing all three of these quilts blowing in the wind! I really like how you added the white at the top! It is such a great cause! I would love to see all the rainbow heart quilts together! It would be crazy!!

Jen @ de Jong Dream House said...

Beautiful! I love the cheerful THREE quilts you made for Pulse. I also made a quilt. It has made me to happy to see what other quilters have designed and made to show our love. Quilters really are the best!

Tish Stemple said...

All three are beautiful and I'm sure will be well loved. Even better you got to work on them as a group. I think being able to bond and share in a project just makes it even more special. And impending postal strike?? I'll be hoping things get resolved before it comes to that.

Sharon and Bella the Yellow Cat said...

Your beautiful quilts are sure to bring blessings to those who are lucky enough to receive them!

the zen quilter said...

Lisa they are so lovely and how wonderful for y'all to do this. As I said before. Love wins. This is more proof of that!

Cut&Alter said...

What a great post and a great result with three quilts for Orlando. The quilting community is a wonderful one filled with such generous and kind people. I am very happy to be part of it!

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

Lisa, these look wonderful! Sorry I didn't respond until now, but was up in Vancouver and then on a 7-day cruise to Alaska without internet access. Our guild has already received the quilt tops. I hope I get to see them in person this Saturday when we'll be sewing more tops together.