Friday, November 18, 2011

Exquisite Jewels quilt getting finished

Exquisite Jewels
Exquisite quilt blocks in jewel tones

Recently I learned about a quilt drive for BASICS, a non-profit organization in the Bronx, NYC that helps homeless families get out of shelters and back into transitional housing. I wanted to help and I remembered a quilt top that I had made at least 6 years ago, one of my few UFOs. I had always meant for the quilt to be for charity. The hope of the quilt drive was to have 700 quilts by Thanksgiving. I'm probably not going to get the quilt there by then, but they'll take quilts anytime.

This is as far as I got 6+ years ago.
Electric Quilt Sketch

I found several quilt sketches in Electric Quilt 5 (the current version is EQ7). I'm not sure how I came up with the layout, but I'm guessing it was some sort of randomness exercise. Evidently I used my Organized Chaos system for the Exquisite blocks. The Exquisite blocks were constructed in the Liberated Quiltmaking style. There were two very similar yellows for the backgrounds, represented by yellow and orange in the sketch. I don't remember how I decided which went where, but that also could have been a randomness exercise.

Most likely I'll get the quilt finished and in the mail early next week. I don't want to be at the Post Office after Thanksgiving.

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