This quilt was made as part of a collaboration with the BMQG for our local Alfalfa’s grocery market. Alfalfa’s hosted the guild’s meeting for free as a non-profit for many years, and the quilt was give to show our appreciation. Here’s a picture of our concept for the quilt’s design. Each of us was assigned a fruit or vegetable to make for the quilt, along with he dimensions so it all fits together. We used paper piecing for the actual vegetables. I was assigned the corn.
So, we were given a deadline and we each went our ways to make our blocks. I made my corn, and here’s a picture of that.
Here’s a few pictures of the quilt after we patched it together and donated it to Alfalfa’s manager. It now hangs above the mantel in the Alfalfa’s dining area.
I made this quilt for my sister’s wedding back in 2014 when I started quilting. She said that she wanted a wedding quilt, so I chose this color scheme. My sister likes the warmer colors, and her fiance likes the cooler ones, and I threw in the cream as a neutral to balance it out.
Here are some images of my progress. For the pattern I was looking for something challenging that involves triangles , so I tried this.
And here is my finished product! I am proud of how it turned out and my sister loved it! It was a challenging pattern but I think I did a good job.
I also decided to throw in a pillow just for fun, so here’s a few pics of that.
amazing group of women come together and create beauty and goodness out of thin
air (and a pile of fabric). This is the case for the award winning
2015 QuiltCon Charity Quilt, named Kaleidoscope Breeze, which may be yours soon!
This quilt has been
generously donated to the Anchor Center for Blind Children by the Boulder Modern Quilt Guild which will be holding an online and
physical drawing for the quilt on September 24th at their annual Cherrity Pie
Festival. Click here to purchase drawing tickets for the quilt.
Please pass the word to all the quilt lovers out there, friends and family
members alike. All proceeds benefit the blind children at the Anchor
Center, which is dedicated to teaching fundamental life skills to children from
birth to kindergarten. I have been involved with fundraising for this
amazing cause for three years now, and am continually so moved and impressed by
the impact the school has, and more so on the strength of the children and
families who attend.
This quilt was created
by a group of skilled Modern Quilters from the Boulder Modern Quilt guild as a
challenge quilt for their 2015 QuiltCon entry. Over 71 quilts were
created by guilds worldwide as part of the challenge, and all of them
benefited charity organizations in their respective local communities
after being on display together in 2015. This particular quilt then went
on to win 1st place at the Boulder County Fair in 2015
for the group quilt category.
Anne Deister of SpringLeafStudios.com, an accomplished quilter and graphic
designer, created the unique design for this quilt in Adobe
Illustrator. Over 12 guild members then paper pieced the 36 blocks
together, requiring them to sew the fabric directly on a paper pattern in order
to create crisp lines. The blocks were then arranged on an alternate
grid to fulfill one of the challenges. The quilt is 68″ x
88″ and made entirely of solid Kona Cotton fabrics. The professional
quilting was done by the guild president Cynthia Morgan, which truly put
the finishing touches on this work of art. The Boulder Modern Quilt Guild
is very pleased to donate the 2015 QuiltCon Charity quilt to the Anchor Center
for Blind Children as a fundraising item to go home to one fortunate
supporter during the 2016 Cherrity Pie Festival!
I created the AvocadoQuilts website during a different chapter of my life, where I dove all in to the creative world of modern quilting, website building and social makers.
Then life caught up to me and my priorities shifted. I got a new job that is amazing and demanding, and this part of my life dropped.
And the website lived on, a documentary to a different time, and a obscure passion that I share with many.
And then I let the website lapse a little too long, and when I finally woke up and decided that I didn’t to leave AvocadoQuilts behind, my content had already been erased.
So here I go, undergoing a gallant effort to rebuild my site using some screen shots from archive.org. To get it back to where it was, and maybe to improve it in the long run, or at least, to keep it alive and as a place for my creative space to reside. Wish me luck!