Sadly, one of my work friends was recently diagnosed with cancer.
I proposed to some mutual work friends that we make her a group quilt.
Never mind that most of them had never made a quilt before!
My house became a quilt workshop.
Here is Kris at my sewing machine. Jo Ann and Jan learned how to use the rotary cutter
and cut out all the blocks.
Karen, Leslie and Joan sewed blocks together in the dining room.
Everyone got a turn at the design wall.
All were very proud of their efforts.
The whole quilt top was made in just a couple of hours!
The pattern comes from Sujata Shah's wonderful book, Cultural Fusion Quilts.
It's perfect for a group effort, because accuracy isn't an issue.
Every block is unique, and each maker can identify the ones she made.
I quilted it with slightly wavy lines this weekend.
It's ready to comfort our dear friend!
The fabrics for the top came from Drygoods Design, a delightful shop in downtown Seattle.
They have an online store here: drygoodsdesignonline.com
The main backing fabric also came from Drygoods Design, but a year or two ago.