July was my month to be the quilter for the Peace circle of do. Good Stitches.
I wanted to make a quilt that an older boy could love. So I scoured Design Seeds in search of a palette that would work. After consulting with all the boys in my house, I settled on navy, aqua, yellow, khaki, & some brown. Then I made an inspiration mosaic, in order to convince myself that this palette was going to work! I asked my fellow bee-mates to use the Rectangle Squared Tutorial.
I basted this quilt & had to let it sit for longer than I would have liked. 😦
Life has been insanely busy, so I didn’t have time to consider the quilting too much. I would have liked to have done something more interesting but I also needed to get it done! I got a new sewing machine last week (Janome Memory Craft 6600) & immediately tried some easy straight line quilting on this. My old machine couldn’t do free-motion quilting (it could barely do straight line quilting!), so I will practice that & hopefully my next quilt will be FMQ’d!
Our group donates the quilts we make to My Very Own Blanket a charity that gives blankets to kids in foster care. I hope this quilt is well-loved & gives some sweet child some comfort during the ups & downs of life.