Our quilting group, Taupo Quiltmakers, like to have on hand some community quilts for people in need.
At present we have a lady who makes up kits of fabric from the community stash and one evening a pack of blue and white fabrics caught my eye. I felt the need to bring the pack home and do something with it.
I have had a free Martingale pattern Purple Daze in my stash for some time and I felt it could be put to good use with these fabrics.
To the selection of blue and white fabrics I added cream background fabric and for the stars some toile fabric that had been in my stash for more than 20 years - time for it to have some use.
I enjoyed making the traditional star blocks and then framing them with the modern square in square blocks. I decided not to include the the borders that were in the pattern.
When I finished the quilt top I still had bits and pieces of blue and white fabric left over and was determined that when I returned the quilt all the fabric would be used so I ended up making this quilt back.
Linda quilted everything beautifully for me and added this label. She called the quilt 'Forget Me Not'.
I did not take a photo of the binding fabric but I had made it from a quilt fabric featuring forget me nots.
We submitted the quilt to the community stash and it was decided by the committee that this quilt would fulfil the need of the local Altzeimers group who had requested a quilt that could be used as a fund raiser.
'Forget Me Not' just happens to be the logo for the Altzeimers Association. Little did we realise how appropriate the binding and name of the quilt would be.
We did not know but at the time the group was very low on funds and by raffling this quilt they were able to raise funds and boost their cash reserves. In addition, one of the members of our quilt group actually won the raffle and she is so, so happy to have this quilt in her home.
A pleasant outcome for a pack of blue and white fabric that just happened to catch my eye.
It's a stunning quilt in those colors and fabrics, and the backing makes the quilt reversible - clever. I love the label. Is it a repurposed doily?
You and Linda make a good team.
What a lovely story, the group being able to raise funds with your beautiful quilt. And so nice that one of your members won the raffle and now has the quilt in her own home. I like the way you mixed the bigger star blocks with cobblestone blocks, they go so well together.
It's so beautiful Peggy and how wonderful the way it worked out.
That quilt was meant to be. What a great story and what a very pretty quilt.
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