My idea was to do a quilt like this:
Each of the ladies made gorgeous blocks!
I messed up though.
I should have assigned a few people to make single squares, blocks with 2, blocks with 3 etc. Instead I just said, do what you want!
So, I got lots of single squares and not very many multiples and the sizes are too large for a baby quilt to get the look I was going for. Lesson learned, in a bee like this, specifics are important!
I needed to come up with a new plan since I have blocks for a boy quilt and a girl quilt. I brainstormed for awhile, folded the fabrics and arranged them different ways and this is what I came up with.
Crossing my fingers the ladies are okay with the fact that I reconfigured their blocks. eek!
We are making quilts to benefit Project Night Night. They are a wonderful organization who provide little bags with a quilt, book and stuffed toy for homeless children.
I hope that the quilts can be a source of security and comfort for these kids. Something that can stay with them no matter where they are. I know how much my kids love the blankies they sleep with at night.
I had a few small pieces left over and decided I wanted to piece the word ‘dream’ into the quilt somewhere.
I’m excited to finish this and the boys quilt and get them delivered!