Monday, June 1, 2015
This quilt was inspired by Doris Brunnette’s (madebyabrunnette.com) Diamond Dust quilt which won 1st place at the Modern Quilt Guild’s QuiltCon 2015.
As someone who loves symmetry – and started quilting long before quilts with a modern aesthetic began gaining momentum in the early 2000’s – doing an asymmetrical quilt is quite a step outside of the proverbial box for me! While Doris’ design uses more solid color and negative space, I don’t have many “pieces of the past” fabrics that are solid colors. The white/black fabric was from Granny, while the flamingo fabric was a donation fabric.
I donated this quilt visa vie the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge 2015. I chose to donate it to Nita who blogs at Because You Matter since her goals and focus are similar to mine: to make and give a quilt to a person who is having a hard time and would be comforted by a handmade quilt to snuggle up in, particularly children in foster care.