Thursday, August 08, 2019

Charity Quilt Design

Every year my local quilt guild participates in a holiday charity event called the Festival of Trees. It's a fundraising event for one of our museums where there are beautifully designed and decorated Christmas trees end up being purchased through a silent auction. Among all of those gorgeous trees is our contribution - a quilt wall-hanging of a holiday tree. Here are just 2 of quilts that we've contributed in the past:

Orlando MQG Festival of Trees Quilt 2014

Orlando MQG Festival of Trees Quilt 2018
This year I took on the task of co-chairing the committee to create this year's quilt. There are 6 other people helping to create the quilt over the course of 4 months. Here is the design that I came up with:


The size would be approximately 50" x 70" with a variety of improv trees in various sizes. The snowflakes would actually be white (not black) but I couldn't figure out how to change the color in EQ7. For added sparkle, beading will be added to some of the trees. The biggest challenge is going to be putting together all of the various blocks. It's going to be quite the puzzle that I hope someone else in the group tackles. :)

The fabrics that were purchased couldn't have been more perfect, especially the background fabric. Here are some of the blocks I've made so far:


I'm looking forward to seeing how this entire project comes together.

~ Diana

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