It has been a crazy month already here in Georgia....heat has been over 95 degree every day...had to have a procedure to take care of some aneurysms before I could have my gallbladder surgery...and we had to finish the guild donation quilt.
The first two are really not interesting (except for the fact they are cutting into my photography time...need to learn to like studio work more!) The donation quilt however has really turned out nice!
My guild makes a quilt each year to raise money for Camp Rainbow, a medically supervised camp for children with cancer. The inspiration for this year's design came from Indigo Quilts, by Kay and Lori Lee Triplett. In their book they have a an antique "Irish Chain with flock of geese border." (love this border but it isn't for the faint of heart!)
Since we have found that applique quilt tend to raise more money we added the applique. I drew the 6 applique designs myself based on traditional motifs. The fabrics include yellows to orange, dark indigo to powder blue, and a few browns and tans. There are at least 100 different fabrics in this quilt! Most of the fabric came from members's stash...we purchased the background and a couple of fatquarters of indigo.
So now it will go off to be quilted by another guild member...
(Just a note...this is in no way soliciting ticket sales for this quilt. We offer tickets at an Art event, a Home Show, and at our Quilt Show. They are also available from guild members sometime after November this year.)