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}

6 thoughts on “#quiltsforPulse”

Celtic Thistle Stitches

What a fabulous collaborative quilt. Hope the half ironman went well too!


Looks amazing Katie, I love the scattered layout! You would be hard-pressed to find a brighter rainbow fabric for the backing, lol! Wonderful!


It looks great. I love the backing!


I like the different sizes! And that backing fabric is awesome! Love it!


What a fun quilt! It fits what the Orlando guild asked for to a T. Your new group did excellent!


What a wonderful collaborative quilt. I am sure it will be treasured. I like how you included both sizes in the quilt.

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