Just in time for Valentine's Day...
A quilting group I am involved with (Project:Quilt) wanted to make a donation quilt for Volunteers in Medicine. This organization provides uninsured adults with free medical services here in the Eugene/Springfield area. Every spring they hold a big fundraising event with a silent auction and this year we wanted to participate.
It was decided to use the techniques found in Annette Ornelas' book, Peeled Back Patchwork Curves without Piecing. We thought the quilt with hearts was perfect for this event.
As the pattern in the book only made 6" blocks, we modified the cut sizes to increase the size of the project and the block layout so that everyone in the group could participate.
Each quilter chose a single, double or triple heart block. As each block was finished, we started laying them out on a design wall.
A final layout was determined and it was quilted with a simple loop and heart pattern All that is left on this quilt is to finish the binding and deliver it so that it can be prepared for the auction.
We hope it brings some much needed funds to a great organization.
The event, One Fine Day, takes place April 17, 2013. At this writing, tickets are still available but it is an event that sells out every year...
(I'll also be sharing the love this week by linking up with Freshly Pieced, Quiltsy and Esther's Blog.)