I'm excited to share this quilt that the members of the RI Modern Quilt Guild made for our former president, Carole Ann. Carole Ann and her husband were preparing for the arrival of their first baby so of course we had to make her a quilt! I suggested it to our current president, another Tara, and asked if I could take the lead on the project, and once she gave me the go ahead I set about finding a block for our members to make. I settled on these wonky plus blocks and began pulling fabric from my stash to make a few blocks. I was inspired by Riley Blake's cathedral window print from the Fly a Kite line (now out of print) and gathered a bunch of scraps that coordinated. I had a blast creating some colorful pluses against gray and white backgrounds, thinking that most people would have those neutrals in their stashes as I wanted the blocks to be easy for the guild members. I gave all the members of our guild an info sheet with instructions, including some images of the cathedral window print and one of my completed blocks as a color guide. I asked everyone to use shades of white and gray for the background fabric and colors from the cathedral windows print for the plus signs, concentrating on blues, yellows, pinks, and greens.
Jenn, Charity, Jen, Celine, Rachel, and Mary. Chime in if I missed linking to you, guild friends!
Carole Ann had a sweet baby girl about a month later and I visited soon after to deliver the quilt and a batch of cookies :)
And here she is, already enjoying the quilt! I'm so happy to have been able to help coordinate the construction of this quilt and hope Avery and her parents will enjoy it for years to come!