This year, new, is Jack's Basket. It is a group that celebrates Down's syndrome babies and gives a basket of goodies to the family. One of the items is a 36" x 36" quilt. I decided this year to make 4 of them using parts of blocks and a panel to design and create for them.
Going through donated block parts and figuring out a great quilt is not easy or quick. I want each quilt to be artistic and beautiful, not just sewn together. I despaired at the beginning as nothing was working. I used graph paper and battled my math skills. As I got the first one done, an Eric Carle panel, the ideas started flowing. In 2 1/2 days, I sewed all 4. Now, I have to sweat and see if I can get them all quilted by the end of May.
|Started with a 20" panel|
|Made piano keys to match the small printed border and cornerstones. |
Added the green like the grass.
|Frog blocks and turquiose ones were donated, but taken apart, reassembled, |
and added a dragonfly border.
|Leftover heart blocks were sashed with fun polka dots and bordered with the same.|
|A bunch of HSTs were sewn into flying geese, some funky dividers and a bright orange border.|
|Crazy multicolor circles in blue enclosed the bright orange.|