I was given a limited palette and I used the preexisting DCMQG Logo for the center design. The outside pieces are supposed to mimic cherry blossoms and the Potomac river, which runs between Virginia and DC. I made this quilt specifically for a group to piece. A large group. So even though it looks like a bunch f overlapping pieces, its actually sewn in 10″ blocks.
It was a lot of fun to see everyone pitching in and even more fun to see it all come together at our fall retreat.
Sari of Sariditty took the quilt top at the retreat and worked her magic on it. She emphasized the areas that were cherry blossoms with rays of sun and flower motifs. She made the monuments stand out with a brick design and she added nice wavy stitches for the river. I only saw sneak peeks here and there the whole time.
It wasn’t until I arrived in Savannah, GA. for Quiltcon 2017, that I got to see the completely finished quilt! It was amazing. I was even hanging out with other DCMQG members when i first saw it. It’s just one more reason I love that I switched from independent member to full guild member. I have been working alone for so long, and it’s nice to be part of a community again.
I loved it so much, I also joined a makerspace, but I’ll talk more about that at a later time!
So back to the quilt, I’m new to this, but I believe the quilt will be auctioned off at some point with all the proceeds going to a charity the guild chooses. I’ll post more about that at a later date.