Friday, March 11, 2016

More Watermelon Summer Charity Quilts!

Back in early September, we hosted the Watermelon Summer New Block Blog Hop featuring our Prairie Cloth Solids in conjunction with Yvonne @Quilting JetgirlCheryl @Meadow Mist DesignsTerri Ann @Childlike Fascination, and Stephanie @Late Night Quilter

After the hop ended, these four ladies collected all of the blocks with plans to assemble them into quilts for charity. 

Today we have two more to show you, assembled by Cheryl. She chose to make the 24 blocks she received into two quilts, one sashed and one not. 

Q. How did you decide on the layouts?
CB: I had initially planned to add sashing to each quilt, but when I was arranging the blocks, I really liked all of the blocks right next to each other.  Since I was making two quilts, I decided to make one with sashing and one without. 

Q. Tell us about the quilting.
CB: I used my favorite go-to Aurifil color 2600 Dove for the quilting to blend well with all of the different colors. I quilted the unsashed version with a simple meander and the sashed version using a few different quilting motifs (see a few of my favorites here).  

Q. Where are these quilts being donated?
CB: I will donate the two quilts through my local guild, the Foothills Piecemakers Quilt Guild.  Both quilts will go to the Serenity House which is a organization that provides women who are struggling with addiction and their children housing, food, and support.  Most of the women and children show up with little to nothing and truly appreciate the quilts.

See Cheryl's post about her two quilts here.
See Yvonne's two finished charity quilts here.

Thank you Cheryl and everyone who participated in the hop! (Cheryl's post includes a list of who did each block in the two quilts.)

If you'd like to see (or bookmark) the tutorials for any of the blocks from the Watermelon Summer hop, follow these links:
Find the links from Day 1 here.
Find the links from Day 2 here.
Find the links from Day 3 here.
Find the links from Day 4 here.

And if you're inspired by the color palette these ladies used, here are the closest corresponding colors in the Painter's Palette Solids collection:
White: 121-000
Lapis: 121-019
Coral: 121-049
Apple: 121-076
Pale Aqua: 121-062
Turquoise: 121-031