Florida Waves by the Central Florida MQG
Five quilters: Karen Estep, Jane Grant, Linda Hungerford, Linda Thomas, and Frances Wingerter- from the Central Florida MQG decided to accept the 2018 QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge: "Modern Traditionalism."
We started by meeting to discuss ideas, and perusing Barbara Brackman's book, "Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns" where we looked for blocks with appropriate "Florida-type" names. We chose Ocean Waves, also known as Waves of the Ocean.
After the quilt was designed in EQ7, fabric and block assignments were made so everyone could piece blocks with Painter’s Palette solid fabrics by Paintbrush Studios.
Left over solids from the pieced quilt top were used to piece the backing. None of the fabric went to waste!
We met to sandwich and pin-baste the quilt in anticipation of domestic machine quilting.
Jane beautifully handled all the walking foot quilting on her home sewing machine, and Linda H. followed up with multiple free motion quilting designs. Linda T. added the perfectly pieced binding.
We wish to thank the companies who contributed to our project: First, Paintbrush Studios for donating Painter's Palette solids; then to Aurifil for donating three colors of 50-weight thread used for quilting; and finally to Victoria Rondeau, a Pellon representative who donated Pellon cotton batting.
After being shown at World Quilt Florida in Orlando in January 2018, and QuiltCon in Pasadena,
California, the quilt will be donated in May to a Central Florida group with St. Jude Children's Hospital, who will use it as an auction fundraiser for the hospital.