I knew we wouldn't be able to attend the fundraiser, but I wanted to help. I've planned more than a few fundraisers and have always felt blessed to receive auction and raffle items from crafters, especially those that came unexpectedly and with no strings attached.
I don't remember where the idea for this quilt came from. I think I was just inspired by the fun fabrics that had been accumulating in my stash. I simply cut squares and rectangles and pieced them into strips, alternating the strips with white. Simple and bright!
I backed it in a pretry green print and a rainbow stripe. The rainbow bars were qiilted with a wavy stitch set on maximum width and length, and the white areas were quilted with non marked "straight" lines. Straight is being a bit generous, as the lines and spacing were very wonky. Very. But, it gave a nice casual feel to the quilt, and a really great texture.
I love the way the polka dot binding turned out, and have been on the look out for dots I can use for binding ever since!
I actually entered this in our County Fair last summer. My girls were entering for the first time (we just joined a club last year), and I was feeling nostalgic for all of the 4-H fair entries of my youth. I knew this quilt wasn't perfect and probably wouldn't "fare" well, but it sure was fun to go and see it displayed! It ended up earning a red ribbon. No matter, I loved participating in the Fair alongside my girls.
And now it has a new home with some (hopefully) generous person who, like me, wanted to do something to help little Maggie. I hope it brings a smile no matter where it lands!
My quilt holder for these pictures needed to give it a hug good-bye
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