Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Charity quilt

I wanted to honor President Obama's request and do some charity work yesterday. One of my aunt's quilting friends was cleaning out her stash and my aunt offered me some squares that her friend had already put together. I thought this was the perfect thing to complete. In these tough economic times I wanted to make use of what I had and expand on it. In the bag there were completed squares, triangles and squares to put together. I have some more of the star fabric and something I can use for the solid blue but no more orange and yellow. I might use some solid orange and yellow in the border or on the back. I would not have chosen this combination if I had had to choose and it was refreshing to work on something different.

My aunt's friend had put these squares together in a couple of ways.

I am trying this out on my design wall. What do you think?

And guess what SNOW today!! I know all of you in the frozen north would not consider this snow but this is the first we have had in several years and everything is closed!! Yes we are wimps.


Alycia said...

I like it!! Very colorful and cheery!

Diane said...

I like the way you set the blocks ~ predominantly orange with one maverick blue block. It looks great! And you are right, in Chicago, we don't call that snow.

Sonnja said...

I like your design wall!
Kind regards,

Sonnja & Bear Zonn

megha said...

I like it!! Very colorful and cheery!

quilting forum

belinda said...

I like the arrangement on the design wall....I 'want' a design wall.....i really like the fabrics in this one too!

Clare said...

I love the colours - bright and cheerful. I also like the way you've set the blocks.

Call that snow! Even we get more than that :-)