It took me a day to prep all the fabric to make enough blocks for 2 #QuiltsForVegas quilts. I am making the blocks requested by the Las Vegas MQG, so for all the details you need to participate, please visit the #QuiltForVegas post. To give a bit of context, though, I needed 10 fat quarters for the colors and just under 3 1/4 yards of white to piece all the blocks.
After all the fabric prep, it was 2 days of chain piecing. Lots and lots of chain piecing.
It was relief, more than excitement, that I felt after sewing the last seam on 58 quarter log cabin blocks. Of course, I still had the last 58 seams to iron…
I knew exactly where I was headed with the first quilt top after collaborating with Miss A and Mr. L.
It’s pretty magical to sew the blocks together!
I decided to change up the plan just a bit for the second quilt top and did my best to distribute the remaining blocks / colors in a pleasing arrangement.
My plan for this week will be to finish piecing the second quilt top and see how far I can get toward quilting and finishing the quilts.
18 thoughts on “#QuiltsForVegas”
They are delightfully crisp and colorful and downright beautiful! You can be sure they will be appreciated! You are so sweet to do this!
Lovely colours Yvonne! I think you succeeded in the distribution of colour in the second layout.
That’s a lot of seams!! But well worth the effort 🙂
These are looking great! Your fabrics are bright and fresh. The recipients will treasure these.
What a lot of seams. Never thought to count them. All is very pretty. Love the colors.
Very very nice!
That was fast! They both look so beautiful and I’m sure they will be greatly appreciated 🙂
How kind and caring of you to do this for a good cause. These quilts are so pretty and sure to be treasured.
A beautiful layout for both quilts!
You did a wonderful job with these!
Quilt #2 is my pick for the layout, symmetry but I think you have another name for it. Lovely to have one bright heart there.A whole lot of seams to sew and press, but the joy of making this and knowing where it will go makes it a pleasure.
Thatvwas quick work . The children will be delighted when they see their completed design
Both are incredible. I know they will be greatly appreciated.
Beautiful quilts, Yvonne. Thanks for your posts concerning these–a sensitive gesture in a time of loss.
Great layouts, I really like both designs.
Fun and bright quilts. I really like that second layout. For some reason it just strikes me as unexpected.
So bright and colourful. I like both layouts.
I love your designs, they are so fresh and clear and graphic.