Monday, October 24, 2011

New long-term quilting project

Not long ago in our church newsletter there was an article about a local family center, where addicted mothers in recovery live with their children. There was a need for quilts, so I’ve decided to make a bunch for them.

The beds are twin-sized, but there’s no color scheme, so I can do whatever I like. My first idea was to do white background and add spots of color, kind of a modern look.

Today I was wondering what color I should start with. Then I got the idea to use the colors of a recently finished quilt. The more I thought about it, the more excited I got. The donated quilts would be kind of companions to the originals. They wouldn’t have to be duplicates, just reflect the color schemes.

I stopped at home and picked up scraps from a few recent quilts: Frog Quilt, Cristine’s Bosties and A Study in Stripes. Then I headed over to Joann’s and picked up a few yards of solids which were on sale. I’ve got the background fabrics for a few quilts now, and I can work in other colors of scraps to make echos of recent quilts. I’m pretty excited about it.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, Debbie...absolutely awesome project! This will be so good...inside and out! Lovely. Can't wait to see all of your work!


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