Back in August, the Modern Quilt Guild announced that it would sponsor a charity quilt drive that would be displayed at Quiltcon, and then returned to the community and guild it came from, and then donated to that community’s local children’s shelter. Without hesitation, our guild knew we would enjoy putting a quilt together.
There were a couple of parameters given for the challenge. A palette was given; along with the directive to use alternate-grid in planning your overall design.
Tami, Tina, Gabrielle, Heidi, Mary convened at Pam’s house and scoured Pinterest to locate a design that we could use as a jumping off point, hoping to take a kernel of an idea, and then making the quilt design our own. This was the quilt that really jumped out to us as something that would be great for making by a group. Here it is in all its glory:
We loved the idea of different sized strips and squares and the alternating horizontal and vertical strips. Armed with our fabrics and a design idea, many of us constructed strip sets and then brought them together at a sew day. Pam and Tina started cutting up the strips in varying sizes and sewing them together and then sometimes cutting once again to add more white background in to balance out the negative space. Pam took home larger pieces of what we constructed and finished the assembly of the quilt top. Then, it was time to hand it off to Tami of The Quilted Lemon. She selected an interlocking squares and rectangles quilting pattern for our quilt.
It was the perfect choice for our quilt design and we’re so thankful to Tami for donating her time, thread, effort and talent which provided just the right quilting for this quilt. Pam then did the binding and put on the sleeve. Our quilt is now in Austin and waiting to be in the big show, Quiltcon at the Austin Convention Center Feb. 19-22.
When the quilt is retuned to our guild, the quilt will be happily donated to a local children’s shelter and we will be honored to do just that.
And as an aside, three of our guild members will have quilts shown at Quiltcon this year and we’re proud to announce that Anne Sullivan, Pam Rocco and Tina Michalik will have work hanging in the show. SBAMQG represent 🙂