I have mentioned previously on my blog that the Santa Barbara Modern Quilt Guild is supporting an organization in our community called Fostering Friends. This organization supports young adults that are leaving the foster care program and going out on their own for the first time. We are providing quilts to go in their “graduation care package”.
Here are the three quilts I completed this week. Details below.
The first of the three quilts was started as part of a scrappy QAL sponsored by Ellison Lane Quilts. I made six yellow scrappy log cabin blocks and then all my other projects got in the way. SBMQG had a Sew Day on April 13th and several of the gals made a scrappy orange log cabin. I took the blocks home, made 3 more orange blocks and used part of a cream jelly roll for the sashing. I was auditioning border prints on Facebook and one of the suggestions was to make it scrappy so I did! I used a tie die look flannel on the back. One of the ladies, Marty Frolli, in my local Coastal Quilt Guild did the long arm quilting for me and I bound it in a cute zigzag print. This is a happy quilt!
The center quilt above was started by one of the other members of the SBMQG. She made all of the scrappy rail fence blocks and passed it off to me to finish. I assembled the blocks into a top and used this fabulous, funky Ikea print on the back. If the kids in the Fostering Friends program don’t like the front, I think they will LOVE the back! Marty quilted this one for me as well. Thanks Marty!
The third of the three I completed this week is one that I started at the Sew Day using some partial strip sets that I picked up at our Coastal Quilt Guild Auction last summer. Many of them were partial triangles that I used for the basis of some of the blocks. I sewed more cream and brown strip sets and made them into the twelve blocks. But once I got it on the design wall, it needed something so I did a little unsewing and inserting pops of green! I added a green flange and brown border. I used a brown and white polka dot flannel for the back and a brown/black check for the binding. I like this quilt!
With a little help from the Coastal Quilt Guild Community Quilts committee and more sewing at another Sew Day tomorrow, we are going to meet our goal of 27 quilts for Fostering Friends. Our Modern Guild is going to continue to provide quilts to this wonderful organization on an annual basis.