Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fun new quilt!

I saw this great pattern at Road to California and came right home to make it! Last week, my "Spring Chicks" group met and exchanged 2 1/2" strips. With these strips, the challenge is to make any quilt we want and have them finished by August 2nd. And it's for a very good cause: see, every 3 years, Sutter Hospital in Sacramento holds a quilt auction with all proceeds going to their Breast Cancer Center.In past years, the auction has garnered hundreds of quilts from generous quilters, quilt groups and guilds and has netted over $300,000 from them! This year, all quilts are due on September 1st and all 9 of us Spring Chicks are donating our finished strip quilts to the auction. I hope this quilt strikes someone's fancy and they donate a nice, large sum to the auction and take home this colorful, twin bed-sized quilt that we all had a part in, wrap it around them and feel the LOVE!!

I know I have until August 2nd but I have time NOW so, here's the top! YAY!


AnnieO said...

That is a pretty design--love how the small squares chain the larger blocks. Good for you for getting a head start--August will be here before you know it!

swooze said...

I love this quilt!

Kate said...

Great quilt, wonderful bright colors. I'm sure someone will take this one home and love it!

Quiltsmiles said...

That quilt top is so lovely and it's great that you'll be giving it to such a worthy cause.

Gari said...

That is a lovely quilt. And, if you turn it upside down, it looks like kites.