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.

     

12 comments:

  1. The blocks are perfect for group sewing and the quilt top is fantastic. The colors are happy, bright, and fun!

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  2. These blocks are very cheery, I love this color combination!

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  3. What a cheery quilt top! The blessed recipient will surely smile and be encouraged with such a happy quilt!

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  4. These are a perfect block for a group quilt (and I love the plus sign design :)

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  5. That is a beauty!! the colors are so bright and Cheery

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  6. These blocks look so happy. I think you are right. the plus block lends itself easily to group efforts. The idea to publish the instructions in your newsletter is super cool as well. Greetings to all your community outreach committee. tell them, I said that they are awesome for the work you are all doing. =)

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  7. Love the block pattern you used. I love plus blocks. And the colors are great together! You could also link up to Laura's charity quilt link going on right now: http://www.sliceofpiquilts.com/2018/01/52-charity-quilts-in-52-weeks.html

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  8. Excellent idea for a very very cute quilt!

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  9. Lisa, this is beautiful and will be sure to brighten someone in needs day. You guys do so many beautiful charity quilts. Can't wait to read about all of them you make this year.

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  10. Such pretty, happy, bright colors! If these quilts are for kids, they will be great for boys or girls.

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  11. As always, you have such great fabrics! Great colour combos with this quilt.

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  12. I love that color combo too and that quilt is just as cheery as can be.

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