01 09 10

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Divas' Contribution to the Tin Can Raffle

As I mentioned in the last post, The West Houston Quilters Guild had its 2015 Show in March.  Each Bee is asked to contribute an item to the Tin Can Raffle.  We call it a different name each time, but I always remember the original.  Each item is numbered and matched with a lidded can, with a slit in the top, for tickets.  After buying your tickets, you only place one in the can matching the item that you want to win. 

The Monday Night Divas Bee created a beautiful quilt to donate to the raffle.  We were each given a piece of focus fabric by our Beekeeper, Carol B.  Each month, a Diva demonstrated a technique and used it to create a 12.5 inch block.  Our second block could be any pattern.  These demos fulfilled our educational requirements for the Bee.  In the end, we had 20 finished blocks for our quilt.  Connie S. designed the top on her computer to get us started.   Carol B. put together the top.  Carol S. did the custom quilting in butterflies, pearls and wings.  I added a 3/8" binding, a hanging sleeve and label to the back. 

The quilt just back from being quilted by Carol S.

We were blown away. The quilting was free, so I never expected such a beautiful custom job.

This is after I added the binding and a close up of the awesome quilting.

No comments:

Post a Comment