Last summer, I joined an online bee with the purpose of making charity quilts. Rachel from Stitched in Color started this group of bees called “do Good Stitches”, a Charity Bee and posted the need for additional quilters last summer so I immediately signed up. You can read more about this group here. I was assigned to the Grace Circle. You can see photos of past quilts made by our circle here.
September was my turn to choose a pattern and send instructions for the group. I chose one of Alyssa Haight Carlton’s blocks from her Modern Block of the Month over at Sew Mama Sew. My local modern guild had used this pattern for a donation quilt last year and I thought it would be fun to do an entire quilt with this block.
Here is the graphic of the block from the Sew Mama Sew blog.
The only instructions I gave my Grace Circle was to use any color grey as the neutral and only solids – any colors – their choice. They all did a FABULOUS job!! Interestingly the blocks ALL used only three colors of grey so my design was able to group them together for an interesting modern design. This quilt measures 67″ by 72″ so it should make some young adult very happy.
I did circular quilting starting each spiral in the center of the large squares. AND the quilt is two sided with more blocks and design on the back.
Here’s a few closeup shots of the large squares with the quilting.
Here’s a few more shots of the front and back of the quilt.
This quilt is going to join a group of quilts being made by the Santa Barbara Modern Quilt Guild as our donation to Fostering Friends of the Assistance League. This organization puts together care packages including our quilts for young adults that are “graduating” out of Foster Care and will be on their own for the first time. These young adults range in age from 18 to 24 and most have lived quite some time in group homes. We are happy to contribute to this wonderful organization.
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