Clark County Quilters in Vancouver is celebrating their 50th year from the very start of the guild. The guild has put out a challenge to make a quilt celebrating the 50 year anniversary and to enter it into the quilt show in April 2024. I did a rough drawing of balloons and a banner.
Monday, November 6, 2023
Challenge quilt to celebrate 50th guild anniversary
After looking at several photos of balloons, I realized that they weren't exactly circular, but more rounded on top and thin at the bottom. I also noticed that I had 4 balloons, which is an even number. So I added one more and 5 balloons fit better with the 5 decades of the guild.
My idea was to use LED lights for the largest balloon, and do them in shiny material. I gave up on this idea early on and instead used gold fabric and ice dyed fabric from my stash. I don't know why I didn't take pictures along the way, but that is how it goes sometimes when I get into the groove.
It was quilted on my domestic machine with gold thread and has some gold trim and green yarn couched down. I added purple and gold sequins and beads after this picture was taken. It's 24" x 34".
I like how it turned out and I hope you do too!!