|2017 QuiltCon Charity Quilt color palette|
Then we started talking about designs. Yvonne was amazing with being able to take some discussion points and turning them into designs (and tons of edits!) in what seemed like the blink of an eye. Definitely go check out her blog post about the charity quilt to see more about the design process! Here is the final design we all agreed on, based off of the Storm at Sea block:
|Blue Moon Quilters QuiltCon charity quilt design: titled Four Greater Than One|
Once we had a finalized design Yvonne figured out fabric requirements and I contacted Michael Miller Fabrics to inquire about them sponsoring the fabric for this quilt. We reached out to Michael Miller because we all have used Cotton Couture some and love the colors and softness of the fabric. They responded enthusiastically and sent the fabrics right away:
|Michael Miller Cotton Couture fabrics in Royal, Gold, Fog and Lagoon.|
Next I contacted Aurifil to ask them to sponsor the threads we would need to piece and quilt our charity quilt. You all know how much my machine and I love Aurifil! Thankfully they were happy to contribute thread for our charity quilt and sent us these lovely colors:
|Aurifil threads for the Blue Moon Quilters charity quilt, left to right: Dark Delft Blue (#2780), Medium Blue (#2735), Dark Turquoise (#4182), Aluminum (#2615), and Mustard (#5022).|
I specifically asked for slightly darker blue thread for the quilting, but matching blue threads for the piecing. Also I wanted to branch out from using Aurifil's Dove (#2600), so I asked for Aluminum (though Dove would be a nice match to Cotton Couture's Fog too).
|Aurifil threads with the coordinating Michael Miller Cotton Couture fabrics.|
Next week we have a meetup planned to start cutting fabrics! We've broken the quilt into 4 sections and will distribute the fabric and blue threads to everyone (the other thread colors will stay with me until it is time to quilt!). I am so excited to get started on the piecing and getting to work with the other ladies!