It feels great to get back behind my sewing machine. A couple of fun-filled weekends with family and friends and I was ready to get sewing again!
First project – completion of the quilt I am making for the Quilts for Pulse charity drive that is being headed up by the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild. They chose the heart block by Cluck, Cluck, Sew for the quilt blocks that they wanted. There is still time to make blocks or whole quilts. Heart blocks are due to the Orlando guild by August 15th. Completed quilts are due September 15th.
I decided to use multiple sizes of the heart block for my quilt and I’m so glad I did. I love the way it looks.At the center of this tragedy was an attack against the United States so that had to be represented in this quilt with that center heart block. As we move beyond that we see the hearts get bigger as the love grows within us all. The outpouring of support that the Orlando guild is getting is amazing. They only expected about 200 quilts and now they should have well over 500 to distribute. This is such a wonderful community and I’m proud to be a part of it.
I wavy quilted vertically to imitate party streamers and celebration. On the flip side it could also represent the tears that were shed as healing begins.I cut up a duvet cover that I got on clearance from PBTeen and used that for the back. I love how the flower petals are hearts and felt it went really well with the theme.I even remembered to label it! (Well, I remembered after basting but before quilting so that counts, right?)I used the rainbow dots on grey print, that I used throughout the quilt, to bind it.
This one will be mailed off after my guild meeting next week. I’m excited to show it off.
Now, let’s see if I can finish one more UFO before that meeting……