Today is the International Day of Peace, so I figured it was a good time to dust off the blog and write about this quilt.


Orlando is one of my second homes - I lived and worked there one summer in college, and still have friends there. So when the Pulse nightclub shooting happened, and the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild organized a quilt drive for the victims and responders, I knew I wanted to get involved.


I took the lead for my local MQG {InMod - we're just starting!} and asked for 10" or 5" blocks from the Cluck Cluck Sew tutorial. I used low volumes to square them up, and pieced it all together in a somewhat scattered fashion.


One of our other guild members quilted it with straight lines in the hearts - even the little ones! - and meander in the negative space.


It's backed and bound in the brightest rainbow fabric I could find.


In the end, I had five leftover little hearts, so I pieced them together with a bit of inspirational fabric, on which I will write our guild info. And stitch it down. On the airplane, on my way to Georgia to race a half ironman. {AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!} I'm racing with an Orlando friend, so she will hand deliver it to the Orlando MQG next week.


See also: Finish It Up Friday, Whoop WhoopTGIFF, Needle & Thread ThursdayMonday Making, Main Crush MondayFabric Tuesday, Finish Along{list}