Madonna in a Crazy World
One of the more fun donation projects I’ve done was a piece for ‘Put a Roof over our Head” for the American Quilt Alliance. It was an odd shape; a square with an equilateral triangle on top creating a simple house shape. Not only was it challenging but I was pleased my piece sold to a very pleased collector in Lake Jackson Texas.
This year’s theme was Crazy Quilts but limited to a 16 inch square.
I pulled out several bags of cool purples, blues, and blue-greens scraps along with light and medium yellows—I had sorted all my scraps into ziplocks organized by color during one of my long workweeks away from home. Sewing them into roughly rectangular forms didn’t take too long and became rather mesmerizing after a time.
My original plan included using a thick black line to indicate a figure of a mother holding a baby; a vibrant yellow was a better choice. I pillow-cased the backing and stitched a sleeve and label in place—and sent it on its way.