Thursday, February 4, 2010

Susan G. Komen Quilt

As you all know each year we do a quilt to donate to Susan G. Komen for the Cure Boise to auction at their Survivors dinner in May. This year we will be doing Buggy Barn's "It's in the Bag" quilt similar to Rachel's below.

Like the example we are going to do it all in pink, black and white. To do the 30 blocks needed to make a twin we were hoping that each of you could bring 3 fat quarters in any combination of pink, black and/or white. I realize that we may end up with lots of extra fat quarters but this will give us some flexibility in planning the blocks as well as making it so that we can add a few to the back.

Because each block is made up of 5 different fabrics we need to be careful in picking our fat quarters. Please make sure that your fabrics are comprised of any combination of: true pinks (any shade, just none that is dusty or muted), black and/or white (no cream or ivory). You do not have to have all three colors in each fabric, any combination will work. Also, prints are great and will add variety to the quilt; tone on tone, animal prints, stripes, polka dots... we love them all just as long as they contain only pink, black, and white.

This is a fabric we are thinking about using for the sashing

And this is an example of the "feel" we are hoping for from our fabric choices.

In addition to your 3 fat quarters, please bring your sewing machine a tabletop pressing board (if you have one) and iron (if bringing a pressing board). This should make for a fun activity. If you've never done a Buggy Barn pattern, you're in for a treat :-)

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