Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Quilt for Aiden

The NOVA Modern Quilt Guild has started a new charity project in our area with Journey4Acure. Their organization is devoted to raising funds to advance research efforts and development of a cure for pediatric cancer, while creating broader awareness about the realities of pediatric cancer and providing support networks & valuable resources for families facing their own journeys. I took that straight from their website because I couldn't have said it better.

Our guild is teaming up with their organization to make a special quilt for a boy or girl each month. We're doing this almost exactly like my do.Good Stitches charity bee except in addition to committed quilters and stitchers, we also open up the quilt to anyone in the guild who can't commit full time but wants to participate in that month's quilt.

For our first quilt in September, going to baby Aiden, Kari asked us to make blue and green wonky cross blocks using the directions by Elizabeth Hartman for SewMama Sew.

The tutorial calls for 4 blocks sewn together but Kari also had us make an extra couple of blocks so she could mix them in with blocks made by the other ladies. I'm pretty fond of my blocks:
To finish off the blocks, Kari added some white sashing and some fancy piecing for the back.
The icing on the cake is the beautiful label Kristy designed and Amie customized for the back of the quilt.
This beautiful quilt will be off to cheer up its owner later this month.

Happy Quilting

4 comments:

Vanesa said...

This looks so beautiful! It will be loved!

Theresa said...

Oh that quilt is divine....an example of creative spirits banding together to create something beautiful. I'm sure that Aiden will love it. You girls work so hard...well done. Love your work (which is alternative Aussie for 'good on ya!'.

Jacey said...

It's such a beautiful quilt! The blues/greens make it so tranquil and calming.

Hollie said...

That looks awesome! I love that your guild is doing this. How wonderful!