Sunday, July 10, 2016

Donation quilt top finished!

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.)


12 comments:

Kathy in FL said...

Beautiful quilt! Does the guild sell raffle tickets by mail? I bet I'm not the only one who'd buy one/some!

abelian said...

The US Postal Service prohibits selling raffle tickets by mail, unless they have a provision for someone to enter the raffle without paying for a ticket. Some states also prohibit using the internet to sell tickets. It's hard on nonprofits, who could lose their nonprofit status if they were found doing this. I imagine that criminal activity made the laws necessary.

This quilt is really beautiful.

Barb said...

what a wonderful raffle quilt. It is fabulous and I'm sure it will raise a lot of money.

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

Gorgeous quilt!

AnnieO said...

Absolutely stunning. Love the color combo. Not for the faint of heart, indeed! Hope it brings in lots of $$$

Donna said...

The quilt looks wonderful. Can't wait to see it in person.

Scrap and quilts said...

Gorgeous quilt. Love the design and the colours picked. Hope you will share pictures after it is quilted. Please? Would love to see more. Good luck with the raffle. ;^)

Gypsy Quilter said...

Very glad to hear your procedures are over and hopefully no more needed at this time. The quilt is gorgeous. Such a talented guild you have. Do let us know when tickets will be available.

Loris said...

Beautiful! The border really adds interest...I bet it was challenging but the result is wonderful!

Janet O. said...

It is a stunning quilt and that border is an excellent finish. Who wouldn't want a chance to win it?

Sue SA said...

A stunning quilt, love the border too, but agree it is not one to be considered lightly! However it was worth the work. I hope it raises a good amount for such a good cause.

La MaƱosa said...

Such a stunning quilt! I love the delicate lightness of the floral applique! I hope you are able to raise a lot of funds for your charity.