Monday, March 26, 2012

Mod Mosaic Quilted Pillow

You might remember this block from a previous post. I used Elizabeth Hartman's mod mosaic concept to make my blocks for the back of Eric's quilt. I made an extra block and decided to make it into a quilted pillow. I did straight line quilting in the Medium Gray sections of the block. Then I surrounded the block with  the same green (Kona Solid in Cactus, I think) as I used to surround the blocks for the quilt back. I used a light bluey-gray for the outer boarder and did some straight light quilting to finish it off.
I love the look of pebbled quilting... maybe it reminds me of the beach in my neighbourhood.  This is the first project I have made with pebbling and I think it turned out pretty great. In the top right corner of the pebbled section, I quilted in a heart instead of a circle. How dorky :)

Close up of pebble quilting
I used a blue on blue polka dot fabric and Tula Pink's Prince Charming for the back as this is one of my favourite fabrics. The dreamlike images and hidden treasures made Prince Charming an ideal choice for the back of the quilt I made for my parents.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Fundraising Update

I made a new page on my blog to show the products I am selling to fundraise for my Operation Groundswell trip to Ghana this summer.

Check it out and feel free to email me if you have any questions or requests!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Operation Groundswell West Africa Trip

Hey there!

For those of you who don't know, I am going on a 7 week trip with Operation Groundswell to Ghana this summer.

Each participant has to fundraise $1000 that we will then allocate to the variety of programs and projects that we will be working with.

Here is a link to my fundraising page that also has some more info on what I will be doing.

Check it out!

On a crafty note, Ghanaian culture includes an abundance of textiles and crafts. They are most famous for their kente cloth, which is native to the Akan people of Ghana. I am really looking forward to exploring the markets and just taking in all the vibrant, rich colours that are so poplar in Ghanian fabric and crafts.