Charity Quilting – Aqua and Grey Quilt

Last month I made two quilts for my cousin’s fundraiser to raise money for Ovarian Cancer Research. The first quilt I made was this one. I chose an aqua, teal and grey colour scheme as they are the colours that represent Ovarian Cancer Awareness.

I have Sandy from Wrapped In Fabric to thank for collaborating with me for this quilt. When I told her what I was planning to make, she worked with me to get the colour scheme right and she put together a fantastic bundle of fabric that was just a pleasure to sew with.

Make sure you pop over and check out the fabulous collection of fabric she sells and sign up for her newsletter  – she is always having spot sales and sharing coupon codes with newsletter subscribers.

I LOVE this colour scheme! I was a bit sad to hand it over for the auction. Some of the fabrics you might recognise are the  some Riley Blake Chevrons and Modern Maritime Chevrons, Michael Miller Ta Dots,  Lotta Jandotter Echo and some Premier Prints Dandelions and which I added in from my stash.

I cut the fabric into 7 inch squares, and did simple quilting about 1/2 inch away from all the seams.

In July I will be running the 5km course in the Run Melbourne event, as part of Mands’ Mob, the team set up by my cousins in honour of my Aunt Mandy, who has been battling Ovarian Cancer for over seven years now. The charity auction was part of the Mands’ Mob fundraising effort, which is well over $100 000 so far this year. Amazing work by my cousins Georgie and Penny!

The quilt is backed with Michael Miller Ta Dots, and I used the cheats binding method by Made By Rae. I’m not very confident with quilt binding and I found this technique brilliant.

I was unable to attend the auction night but Georgie tells me there was a bidding war for this one. I’m glad other people liked it as much as I did!

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