Monday, July 27, 2015

Two more quilts for foster kids

charity quilt
Don Diego
June 2015

Don Diego is the 50th donation quilt I have made since I started on this path over 2 years ago. I typically like to finish one girl and one boy quilt and then drop them off at the County of Ventura, Children & Family Services. With the completion of Mr. Blue Sky, Don Diego was donated in July 2015.

Mr. Blue Sky
July 2015

The center section is based off of a standard 16-patch block. I played with the color saturation, making half of each block light blue and half dark blue, with the color change occurring on the diagonal. I also played around with the arrangement of the blocks. It was amazing to see how with a simple rotation of each block, the entire quilt shifted to read either as light or dark blue. I preferred it “reading” as dark blue, and I think it will be perfect for a boy.