April 14, 2015

Rainbows and Golden Needles

I've been collecting ideas for a spectrum quilt for quite a while.

I have a Pinterest board: Crafts | Quilts | Rainbow

And I was excited about a recent blog tour for Rebecca Bryan's (of Bryan House Quilts) book Modern Rainbow.

So. many. rainbows.

On a quick trip to Joanne Fabrics the other day, I ran into a 75¢ fat quarter sale. What?! 75¢?!

So I picked up about 40 of them. :)

What am I going to make?!

First up, I plan to make some Scrappy Trip Around the world blocks to support Diana's Golden Needle. Diana is a young woman working on her Girl Scout Gold Award. She has chosen to bring awareness to foster care by making twin size quilts for teens who age out of the foster care system. She is also making baby size quilts to send back to the Russian orphanage from which she was adopted when she was a toddler.

Her original goal was to make 16 quilts to represent the 16 years she has lived in the United States, but she has gotten AMAZING support from quilters and fabric companies, so I wouldn't be surprised if she ends up with materials to make more than that. The outpouring of support has really been incredible.

I got a mailing address from Diana so that I could send a few blocks, so if anyone I know would like to contribute, I'd be happy to collect blocks and send a pile to her.

Diana has asked everyone to use the directions for Scrappy Trips from Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville.

After those blocks...I don't know what I'll do! I'll have to get back to my inspiration sources and come up with something awesome. Stay tuned.

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