It's for the Canadian Quilters Association Big Quilting Bee and I'll be putting it in the mail soon. It will join many other quilt tops destined for Ronald McDonald houses across Canada. It's a very kid friendly version of the slab quilt with its crayon box colours and with lots of eye spy type fabrics including clouds, whales , fish, frogs and fruits and vegetables.
Wendy and Cyndy and I got together a couple of weeks ago to make the slab blocks out of our scraps. Often when we get together we are working on our own projects but occasionally we work on a project together. For our next project we are going to make a quilt together following Sandra's Free Fall Quilt Along. If you or your friends are interested there is still loads of time to join in as the quilt along is just getting started.
We'll be making the quilt a little bit larger than Sandra's to fit the requirements of our guild's comfort quilts. We will do that by adding more negative space around the outside of the pattern. Lucky for us, our now local quilt shop, which is one town away had a sale on Saturday and we picked up some fabrics for the background and the shadow leaf, along with a couple of fat quarters for smaller leaves. We'll build the rest of the leaves out of our stashes.
The background is an off white Kona (not on sale) The orange is for the shadow leaf and the blue and black fabrics are for smaller leaves. We get together to sew about once a month so I guess we'll have homework in between. I'm sure this will be a fun project for us to tackle...and who knows maybe we'll make a second one out of batiks. So today I'll say I'm crushing on community, both my local community of quilters and my online community and I'm linking up to Main Crush Monday with Beth of Cooking Up Quilts and to the Quilt Bee with Lorna of Sewfresh Quilts. And here's a new one to me. I'm linking also with Kat of Kat and cat quilts to Sew Some Love, and yet another new to me linkup for quilts related to Canada's 150th Celebrate-Fetons 150 (sorry I don't have the accent over the e in Fetons) with Andree of Quilting and Learning.