This is the year of crazy charity deadlines apparently! First was the 31 quilts in 31 days challenge that our guild had in May.
Now this month is dominated by the quilt I’m creating for the charity event Heather Ross is holding in Santa Cruz, where I live.
The event is to help offset medical costs for Heather’s twin sister (who is local) who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Event tickets and raffle tickets are available online (you don’t have to be present to win raffle items). There will be an auction (emceed by Heather herself which will be nothing short of amusing and amazing, I’m sure) and I’m trying to finish this quilt in time to donate it for the auction. You can find more information and purchase tickets here: http://heatherross.squarespace.com/journal/heather-ross-and-harts-fabric-present-you-are-my-sister.html
For my quilt I’m making, I decided on a paper-piece pattern heavily influenced by the Jumbo Star pattern created by Kati @ From the Blue Chair. Thank you everyone for your help picking the pattern! I’m pretty excited to see how this looks when it’s done.
The paper-piece patterns are large (2.5′ for each of the 8 diamonds that make up the star) but they’re also going fairly quickly. I’m a little over 1/3 of the way done.
When I finish I’ll be sure to write up details and share info about the pattern. But for now, I’m working through this rather large stack of fabric. (It’s taller than my machine!)
I’m also creating two improv blocks for the South Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild who is also collectively donating a quilt to the charity event. I am going to be chained to my sewing machine for the next two weeks I think!
Linking up to WIP Wednesday with Lee @ Freshly Pieced.