Sunday, February 23, 2014

Spring Charity Quilt

Here at PMQG, we're excited to announce our Spring Charity Quilt.  Proceeds will go to the Waldorf School which generously donates the space for our monthly meetings.  Each guild member will make one or two blocks over the next four weeks.  The quilt will be completed & quilted at the Mid-Atlantic Mod Sewing Retreat in April.  (Sorry folks - the retreat is Sold Out.)

The quilt will be composed of half square triangles and the rules are simple:
1.  Each square must use the provided solid - Celery
2.  Each block must contain at least four triangles of the printed fabric.

Since everyone's 1/4 inch tends to be a little bit different, our Charity Committee opted to use paper piecing to keep us all on-point and accurate.

Bobbi says (on choosing the fabrics):  "We walked the LQS looking for something a little different, that was small enough scale to work in a small triangle, and that had a variety of colors in it (vs monochromatic) that would give us room for some additional coloration. We then looked for a solid that would be attractive to a wide audience (sale-ability!) and decided on the celery.

The quilt will be a cross-over traditional design with a sort of modern spin that should be appealing to many people. It gives us a little opportunity to show some creativity in the individual blocks and the use of a small amount of the feature fabric and the solid should tie it all together. It will likely have sashing and a border but those decisions are better made once we see the blocks."

Check out some of the blocks in progress from members of the PMQG:

Blocks by Nancy S.
Block by Cathy
Blocks by Miki (Sparrow Quilts)
Blocks  by Elizabeth T (andpins)
Blocks by Denise, Becky and Cathy F.
Blocks (int the snow) by Michelle
Blocks by Carrie (SewVeryCarrie)

Block by Cathy

It's going to be a beautiful quilt and we can't wait to share the finished project!