In response to the tragedy in Orlando, the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild has asked for heart blocks or finished quilts that they will then give to the survivors, victim’s families, and first responders. I decided I would make a finished quilt and send it to them, and I have until September 15th to get mine done and mail it.
Because there wasn’t a lot of time to get a quilt done, I designed a quilt that was fast and fun for me to make. As you can see, it’s set on point. I’m glad my neighborhood quilt store let me use their design wall to lay it out and a sewing room to sew it all together. Unfortunately, their design wall was too small, so I could actually lay out only half of the quilt at a time.
As I sewed rows together, I laid them out on the floor so I could see the whole quilt. During the whole process I just kept thinking “rainbow of love,” and that made me smile because I think that would be a good thing to send.
I ended up sewing only the rows at the quilt shop and then taking them home and sewing the flimsy together. Now it’s on to the quilting. This is traditionally where a quilt top goes into hiding for a while because it not only takes me a long time to figure out how to quilt a top, it also takes me a long time to get up the courage to just do it. This time though I don’t have time, so I need to simply jump in and get it done. Luckily, along the way I’ve been thinking up plans on how to quilt it, but I haven’t settled on an exact plan yet.