Just after I published my Quilting Community post last week, two more calls for quilts were placed that I wanted to share about.
Some of you may remember that October, specifically October 31st, is a tough time in my community as well: three years ago on October 31st, Miss A and Mr. L lost their father, and the quilting community helped me make quilts for them. They know the healing power and love that goes into a quilt, and they wanted to be part of giving back to Las Vegas. After talking it over with their mom, we decided that we would get together and pick fabric for the #QuiltsForVegas quilt drive, and I would do my best to make their vision a reality.
Mr. L and Miss A wanted to start with their favorite colors. Mr. L loves orange, and Miss A loves teal. I had a fat quarter bundle of Just Color by Studio E Fabrics that had just the right colors, and they then asked which of the colors was MY favorite, so I added in the blue you can see in the photo above.
The next fabric we discussed is what to use for the heart block in the quilt. They quickly agreed on purple. We then talked about different ways we could use color in the quilt top, and they decided to go with a rainbow color transition and selected the specific fabric they wanted used.
We also looked at the #QuiltsForVegas Instagram hashtag while they were visiting, and Miss A and Mr. L really wanted to have the blocks connecting together across the quilt. After their visit, I made a mockup and texted their mom a photo of it for their approval. The orange and teal, representing Mr. L and Miss A, have the most number of blocks and I really like the way the blocks connect together (they were clear on their vision and it looks great)!
After seeing the mockup, Mr. A wanted to move the heart between the two blue blocks, and I think everyone is pleased with this second layout. Now I just need to start cutting fabric and sewing some blocks together!
My plan is to make as many blocks from each color fat quarter as possible (I think I can get 8 blocks from one fat quarter, fingers crossed). If that’s true, I should have 27 more blocks left over… so hopefully with just a bit of creativity I can get 2 heart blocks and 2 purple blocks from a fat quarter as well to round out a second quilt top.