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.

21 comments:

  1. It turned out so great; I am completely smitten with it!!

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  2. Gorgeous! I'm sure the child will adore it!

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  3. Absolutely fantastic. I LOVE THIS BLOCK! The overall effect in the quilt is perfect.

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  4. Beautiful quilt! I love the way all of those blocks came together, and the colors on the back are wonderful.

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  5. Whoever gets this quilt will love it to pieces!

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  6. I love it!!! SO thoughtful and sweet!

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  7. Love it! The colors are wonderful and I like how you arranged them.

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  8. I totally love it- what a great way to do good for a sad child...

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  9. What a fantastic idea! It reminds me of I Spy with all the hidden pictures and designs~ Nicely done!
    ♥ Eileen

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  10. I ADORE the way this turned out!! So bright, cheerful, and fun! Fantastic job finishing it Jolene!!

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  11. LOVE it! What a fun and cheerful quilt.
    ; )

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  12. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this quilt! I LOVE that it has a "pattern" yet still has that WONDERFUL random, patchworky feel/look to it! One of my FAVORITE quilts I have seen online so far FOR SURE! <3 IT!

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  13. beautiful! I love the final outcome and how "together" everything looks even though each one is so different.

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  14. Oh, goodness, this one is by far one of my favs. Gosh the rainbows are amaaaazing. love the back too. thanks so much for your work on this, Jolene!

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  15. How cute is that?!! You and your Bee did a fantastic job!

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  16. I love the way you arranged the colors. This would work so good with scraps!

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  17. I was pretty sure I liked this quilt when I saw your sketch --- after seeing it all together, with real live fabric, I've moved on up the ladder: I love it! {grin}

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  18. Great, wonderful, a big "WOW" to you!! I like this kind of Quilts very much and I like your color choice!!!

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