The Austin Modern Quilt Guild has been busy all year making Summer Sampler Series blocks for a block swap. Part of the block swap requirement when signing up was that you donated a block for a charity quilt.
At the end of the block swap, the swappers categorized all the charity blocks. Some of us took blocks home to make into quilt tops. This black and white set of quilt blocks are what I chose to take home to piece into a top.
Except I didn't want to stop at just a top.
So I finished the entire quilt.
I guess I just got on a roll. Once I finished the top, I wanted to make the back. And then I wanted to sandwich the quilt. Heck, why not just quilt it? So I quilted it in wavy vertical lines. After that, I might as well bind it. Voila! Finished quilt.
The main backing fabric is an Alexander Henry print called diamond eye. The binding is a yellow herringbone Denise Schmidt fabric. Both are premium quilting fabrics I bought at Joann's on sale with a coupon. The diamond eye fabric wasn't wide enough for the entire back, so I added a strip of fabrics and some small squares that match the front.
Overall, I think it came out bright and cheery. I hope some kid really enjoys it!
Oh, and you should go check out the awesome quilt top that Claire made at Sewing Over Pins! This is also one of the charity quilts we will be donating. I love her asymmetric arrangement of the twelve blocks. The use of negative space is really great.
The charity we chose for these quilts is Foundation for the Homeless. It is a local Austin charity that helps homeless families get back on their feet.