Quiltcon Charity Quilt 2017 – Made to Scale

Quiltcon will be held in Savannah, GA late February.  This year’s charity challenge required participants to work collaboratively to create completed quilts using predetermined colors while playing with scale.

We found the 10-point divider that is used to measure space and proportion and figured it would work just fine if we mirrored it.

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Here is the original draft of our plan.

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Twenty members signed up to help and we passed out packets with a variety of colors asking that each member make as many diamonds as they wanted.  Once they were returned, two specific fabrics chosen by two members stood out.  A blue Cotton and Steel and a gold Carolyn Friedlander.  We focused on choosing a diamond from each member with both the blues, gold and grey.

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We auditioned fabrics for all the positions.

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… and used colored pencils to brainstorm.

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After sewing the main blocks together, we met again to brainstorm the larger layout.

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Another surprise was finding that a dark blue worked on the border much better than our original thought of grey.

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Here’s a close up of the quilting.

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Thanks to Juline for binding, sewing and applying the sleeve and label and mailing our quilt.  When it returns from Quiltcon, the guild will figure out which charity will get our quilt.

This quilt would have been impossible without the help of this vintage template.  I probably shaved off a bunch of it while trimming with my rotary cutter.

4 Responses to “Quiltcon Charity Quilt 2017 – Made to Scale”

  1. Annie Says:

    Nicely written story of our quilt! Good pictures too! (Sent from Bonaire!)

  2. dawn at firstlightdesigns Says:

    Wonderful design and execution. Kudos to all involved!!

  3. Joanne Says:

    What a beautiful quilt. Obviously very well thought out. Well done.

  4. Jeri Says:

    Just read your post. The quilt is amazing and always more so with its story!

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