Monday, June 30, 2014

Polaroid Quilt

Quilt LemonadeAfter returning home from Sew South Retreat this year, I put out some feelers in our retreat Flickr pool to see if any gals wanted to help out with (fellow-retreater) Valerie's wonderful Quilt Lemonade Project. For details about this awesome project, visit the link.

This is where I brag about the wonderful world of quilting, because quilters are so RAD! I asked for help with making a polaroid quilt. These are great for kids, because they feature what looks like polaroid pictures. By using small fussy cuts and solid white strips, you can make some really fun stuff. My goal was to acquire help with those portions of the quilt blocks, so that the final quilt would incorporate a good variety of pictures. Shortly after I put out the inquiry, the packages began arriving, and I was overloaded with tons of quilted polaroids. Here are just a few of them:

Polaroid Quilt Blocks

Thank you so much to Diane, Heather, Cindy, Kim, and Amy for sending tons of blocks! I'm going to have enough to finish 2 quilts!

Here is the first:

Polaroid Quilt

Polaroid Quilt

Polaroid Quilt Back

We used a tutorial from CapitolaQuilter as a guide to make our polaroid blocks. They are fast, fun, and easy.

The layout for the quilt is something I adapted from another quilt I saw at my quilt guild. The finished size is 56" x 64".

This quilt will be on its way to Valerie within the next few days, and then she will send it along to its recipient in Guatemala. I hope it brings comfort to a sweet girl. A boy's polaroid quilt is in progress. :)