Thursday, July 14, 2016

A Quilt For Pulse

This quilt will be donated to the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild for their Charity Drive; they are collecting quilts and blocks for the victims of the mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub that happened on June 12. You can read about it HERE.

Rainbow hearts was the theme and the Heart Block by Allison at Cluck Cluck Sew was one of the blocks that were suggested, it's the one I chose to make.

They called for bright rainbow colors, and that's pretty much the closest I could get to a rainbow quilt from the fabrics I had brought with me ... I had also taken with me a few low volume FQs that I used as background. I bought the fabric for the backing, but everything else came directly from what I already had in my big black traveling bag. I had not planned on making a whole quilt, it just happened. I started with six blocks, and I kept doing more and finally decided to make the whole quilt. I am so happy I did!

Quilting: Using the walking foot, I started in the center and worked towards the outside, I made horizontal and vertical lines to create an irregular grid. I made a scrappy binding using the low volume scraps from the background. For the backing I used a wide solid backing by Robert Kaufman in bright orange. Almost ready to ship, all that's left to do is a label.

Linking up with:

 Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation
Crazy Mom Quilts

Sunday, July 10, 2016

2016 FAL Q3 - The list

I was thinking of a modest list this quarter; two projects only as I thought it would be plenty for the months to come, but I came back and add another one ... So here we go!

1. Scrappy Hexagon Quilt
Today, I started the hand quilting so if everything goes well there should be a finish in a few weeks!!

2. Christmas Quilt à la Victoria
I wish it were done already; it was on my design wall for a little while, I had to take it down when we moved but I also needed a break from this one. I am about ready to tackle this one. I have a vision of this quilt hanging on my wall at Christmas.
From Double Wedding Rings-Traditions Made Modern by Victoria Findlay Wolfe; I felt in love with her quilt!!

3. Trip Around the World
This is the second time I will be making a Trip Around the World; I've been wanted to make another one ever since I finished the first one. This Honor Roll Bundle by AMH will be the starting point for this quilt; I discarded a couple of prints and will be adding more fabrics to this mix. I'm looking forward to starting this one. It's a special project and dear to my heart!!

Linking up with the  2016 FAL Q3

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

June Quilty365 Linkup

I'm all caught up with my circles and, it feels pretty good! 

I started on November 15, 2015; June 30 marked the 229th day of my circle's venture. I used to write the date behind each circle on a piece of masking tape, and I haven't done it lately. I know in the final layout, the circles won't be organized in chronological order so what's the need after all? Do you date your circles?

I'm linking up with Audrey @QuiltyFolk