Monday, 5 February 2018
A Happy Little Quilt
When I set up my goals for this year I promised to share more posts about the donation quilts that I have a hand in making for my local guild and I have a real beauty to share with you today.
Our community outreach committee publishes the directions for making blocks in our monthly newsletters. We also put together block kits with the fabric for making one block. Last year I wrote up a simple tutorial for a plus block and worked with Patricia to cut the fabrics. I chose oranges and aquas for the blocks with a white background.
Here are some of the blocks that were made by the members of our guild.
I love the combination of aqua and orange and think they combine with white to make a happy quilt. Pretty much all of the fabrics in the blocks were from my stash except for the white background fabric which was from the guild stash and the awesome cactus fabric which was from my friend Wendy's stash. I'm enjoying using up my fat quarters in these quilts.
My idea was to make two quilts from the blocks. One mostly aqua with some orange blocks and one mostly orange with some aqua. I got together with my two friends for a quilting date a couple of weekends ago and I put together the mostly orange quilt top.
I'm really happy with how it turned out. This was a great block to use for a group project because the white background left lots of room for trimming down the blocks. The quilt is a little small so I'll have to add some white around the edges to bring it up to size before I have some one quilt it. The blocks in the second photo will be trimmed as well and put into a kit to be put together at our next bee day.
I'm linking up with the Main Crush Monday linkup hosted by Beth of Cooking up Quilts. Beth is hosting the New Bloggers Blog Hop, along with Tish of Tish's Adventures in Wonderland, Sandra of Musings of a Menopausal Melon and Jen of Dizzy Quilter. I participated in the New Bloggers Blog hop in 2015 and it was a wonderful experience so I would encourage you to join in if you have been blogging for less than three years. You can check out the details on their blogs.
I'm also going to link up with Laura of Slice of Pi Quilts with her 52 Charity Quilts in 52 weeks linkup. Thanks Nancy for the suggestion.