The Santa Barbara Modern Quilt Guild volunteered to participate in the QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge and besides making the quilt, a blog post was requested so here you go.
The Charity Committee of the Modern Quilt Guild came up with a color palette for the quilts and several sponsor shops put together fat quarter bundles of their interpretation of the palette.
The first photo is of the two fat quarter bundles of the color palette. We had a block design challenge and chose Virginia Bobro’s block which is the second photo.
Bee collected tone on tone prints from various members stashes to go along with the fat quarters and after deciding on the berry and grey as backgrounds, I ordered yardage of those two colors to be cut into fat quarters for the block backgrounds. Bee cut all of the other fabric into varying widths of strips and put together packets for all our members.
Here are some of the fabrics from my packet and my finished blocks.
Once we collected all of the blocks we started playing with layout.
We agreed to work on it at the next Sew Day to come up with a final layout.
Once the layout was finalized, the sewing began.
With the top complete, it was turned over to me to make a back and quilting. I had several ideas for the quilting but finally went with the style of echoing the shapes.
And since I forgot to take a photo of the finished quilt after it was bound, these will have to do until you all see it at QuiltCon!
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