Thursday, March 7, 2019

QuiltCon 2019 Charity Quilt

I was honored to be part of the committee tasked with designing and creating the Greenville Modern Quilt Guild Charity Quilt for QuiltCon 2019.

Elise Dunbar and I brain-stormed ideas for the quilt, and Elise proposed making a child's bed quilt that would work similar to a play mat for toy cars. Our guild members made the blocks and Elise, Paige, Didi and I assembled the quilt top.

You can read more about the process here, but I thought today I would share the results with you!


 We decided on a mix of free motion and straight line quilting and I did all of the straight line quilting. It difficult to see in the pictures, but the lines go in different directions, some horizontal, some diagonal and some vertical. It meant a lot of starting and stopping, but the result was totally worth it. We used Aurifil 50 weight thread in color 2021 for most of the quilt.


After the straight lines were quilted, I passed the quilt off to Cheryl and Faye to add the free motion designs. Paige from Quilted Blooms did the binding.



The compass in the lower right corner was such a great addition and I volunteered to piece the block. The compass is paper pieced, then framed using the 6-minute circle technique.


For the back of the quilt, we used some leftover blocks and I decided to improv piece some letters, spelling out our city's tagline "Yeah That Greenville". I used the book Word Play Quilts as a guide.




It was so much fun collaborating with other members of my guild! And I think we ended up with a pretty fun quilt!


7 comments:

  1. You ended up with a stunning quilt! What a wonderful group effort and I'm so glad I got to see it both after piecing and hanging at QuiltCon.

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  2. Cindy you always amaze. It's wonderful. When I first saw the picture I thought Map, of home, of your street, your neighborhood. It worked. Candy

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  3. This is so beautiful! I love that your quilt really represents your hometown. :D

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  4. I saw the quilt in person, and it was indeed lovely.

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  5. Oh this is such a wonderful quilt. I love it!!

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  6. So, so fun! I especially love the hashtag on the back, which made me laugh :)

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  7. It was so fun to work on this project with everyone. I do believe my favorite part, well, beside the plus sign hospital, is the compass. You did an awesome job on it. Am I the last one that hasn't done the 6-minute circle? I must try it!

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!