I just finished my 2 blocks for January. I have now completed 8 of the 12 pieced blocks.
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I have been busy working on a very special art quilt so I got behind on our Guild’s Fan Faire Quilt-a-long. I spent the weekend cutting and piecing and now I am all caught up and waiting for our new blocks in January
At our October guild meeting I found out that we are making baby quilts for Our Lady of Grace. I have started piecing HSTs together. I would like to finish my donation quilt as my November goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes.
Although I enjoyed participating in the Block of the Month programs in 2011 and 2012, I found the finished blocks too traditional and uninspiring. The more time I spend on Pinterest the more I realize that I am drawn to modern quilts. I love all the colours, the large neutral backgrounds and the freedom you have to create something different. I stumbled upon the Modern Quilt Guild movement and discovered that we had one in Edmonton. I went to a meeting in December and was hooked.
The husband of one of the Guild members travels regularly to Africa and got involved with a Orphanage in Ghana. Our Guild decided to make quilts for the children so that they would have something to call their own. I bought a brightly coloured jelly roll made up of polka-dot prints. I thought they would be perfect for a child and could be used for either a boy or a girl. I made these 30 blocks for the project. They will be combined with blocks made by other guild members and we will produce as many quilts as we can.