A Quilt is a Hug
January was my month to design and put together the quilt for the charity quilting bee, do. Good Stitches. I asked each person to make two 12.5" blocks with the same color placement. Red in one corner, then orange , yellow, green across the middle, blue, purple, and finishing the other corner with black.
Here was my sample block. Each square is cut at 3.5"square, making a 12.5" unfinished block.
This was the layout I had in mind when I requested these blocks, but I had no idea how the finished quilt would look. I can say now that I'm very happy with it. It has a fun pattern from a distance, but close up looks more like a bunch of brightly colored squares.
I had so much fun receiving these blocks. Every time a little package would arrive, it felt almost like Christmas. Although I had seen the blocks in our Flickr group, it was so exciting to see them in person. I love every single block that was made, and was able to work with many fabrics that I've never seen before.
Sadly, one set of blocks got lost in the mail, but I made a few extra to fill in.
I couldn't choose which photos to include because this quilt is so full of fun and happy blocks!
Thanks again to the Joy circle quilters for the great blocks you sent!
I continued the rainbow theme on the back with some big strips of fabric. This quilt will be heading out for MyVeryOwnBlanket, a group that makes quilts to give to foster children. Anyone can donate a quilt to them, just check out their website.