Sunday, July 10, 2011

On The Bright Side

The guild is very involved in philanthropic efforts; they make quilts for kids with cancer, quilts for babies born while their fathers are overseas, quilts for a special children's camp.  Friends, they make and donate quilts to just about any cause that asks.  They have a special subgroup that works on these projects, and that subgroup meets during the day, which is when I work.  So I'm not able to attend.  At the last meeting I attended, I asked for a take-home project and was given nine bright and cheerful blocks, a hunk of plaid backing fabric and some strips of black with nice bright dots and asked to put it all together.

I opined that all that black needed to be broken up and added the small green squares.  Once I got it all together, I tied it with red Perle and am in the process of binding it.  This isn't my usual kind of a project, but it gives me a ways to participate in a part of the guild I really admire.

I've got a couple of other things going on, like reporting on the past few days and sharing the picked number for the give-away, but that is going to have to wait another couple of days.  I hope you'll come back to see!


Kathie said...

I love making donation quilts cause it allows me to play with fabrics or patterns I don't normally make
one year I volunteered and quilted lots of baby quilts helped me too I learned how to machine quilt!
Glad you were able to help out
I Like the green in there!

Pat said...

The quilt turned out well, and the green break-up squares were an excellent idea. It's a cheery quilt -- one that will really brighten a room. Mondrian-ish, but better!

pcflamingo said...

I really like that quilt - nice way to use up lots of scraps. Almost looks like a Disappearing 4 Patch. I make mostly charity quilts and enjoy using "ugly" fabric that others have rejected. If you cut it small enough and surround it with pretty fabric, even the ugly stuff looks pretty darn good.

Micki said...

I love all of the colors against the black!

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

I, too, love all t hose bright colors against the black sashing. A lovely piece and a pleasure to look at. It would look great on the back of my couch !~!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I'll be back!

I love your Bright Side... and the thoughts of how it will be so loved and cherished!

quiltmom said...

I think its gorgeous- love the beautiful colors and cheery look that it has.
You make such wonderful pieces that will brighten other people's day.
Thanks for sharing.

Quiltdivajulie said...

May not be your typical palette, but you did a great job (especially adding that splash of green).

I'll be back!

altar ego said...

Very colorful! I've concluded that the perfect thing to hang on the very drab wall of my new office akin to the color of chocolate milk is a wall quilt. I've got some bear claw blocks that I assembled years ago, and it may be time for them to surface. Or it may be that some brighter, livelier collection of fabrics is called to take shape there. Who knows. But! all of this is to say that I find ideas and inspiration here, for which I am grateful.