I recently joined the Faith circle of do.Good stitches, which is a modern charity quilting bee organized on Flickr. December was my month to choose a pattern and color scheme and everyone in the group sent me two blocks.
I picked Converging Corners from Film in the Fridge
because I'd had it pinned for a long time and a fellow guild member had
made one and it looked great! I asked everyone to make (2) 12 1/2 inch
blocks in purples from lavender to dark purple to fuchsia, as well as
periwinkle and aqua, and to mix it up, I asked that some of the white
background pieces be replaced with light to medium solid gray fabric.
The results were wonderful!
It took longer than expected for everyone to get me their blocks but all together it looked pretty sweet.
Even more exciting was that my friend Rachel at 2nd Avenue Studio
volunteered to long arm quilt it for me! She also generously donated the
batting and backing. She quilted some beautiful feather designs all
I'll be shipping this off tomorrow to our group
leader so that she can give it to our charity, which is for girls who
have been rescued from human trafficking.