Monday, April 8, 2013

The Accidental Rainbow

The South Bay Modern Quilt Guild announced a charity quilt drive last week. The goal is to make 31 quilts in 31 days for children with cancer and their families, through Jacob's Heart. I knew instantly I wanted to help.

It was late Thursday night and I started pulling fabric that made me happy right then and there. There were no rules, but I was looking for that gut reaction of, yes-happy. I started with the red polka dot (what's happier than that?) and added the oranges and yellows. Those Mini Muu Bees from Lecien are the sweetest thing ever. Then came the greens. It felt a little too citrusy and lacking in the teal department, my personal favorite. So I added some teal and pinky-purples. I did not set out to create a rainbow at all, but that's just what I did.

And here's the top. Inspired by the happy colors, I made some happy blocks. My husband thinks it looks like Skittles.

I'm going to finish this one too. I had a few Stargazer blocks already cut out, so this top came together quickly.

And you thought it was getting quiet around here! I'll be basting if you need me.



  1. Thanks for helping out! Very fresh looking.

  2. Both quilts are happy (my favorite quilt descriptor, by the way). I love the colors of your charity quilt!

  3. That's such a great project. And who doesn't love making quilts for kids?!

  4. Loving those Happy Blocks. I tracked back through your blog to see how you made them. I think they would work with my 3.5" strip stash ... another quilt idea hiding in the wings! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  5. Love your quilts. I'm committed to 3 quilts myself and would love to make your skittles quilt for one of them.



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