This may be one of my fastest quilt finishes ever. After learning of the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild's drive to gather quilts for the survivors and the families of the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting, I kept wanting to join in but resisted for a few days thinking I had too many other projects already. It was my sweet husband saying "Hell yes, you should definitely make them a quilt!" that finally got me going. It was eight days from start to finished quilt top and back (followed by several days of waiting to get some photos.)
The Orlando guild's goal is to collect at least 102 quilts, enough for each of the survivors and for the families of the victims. If they end up with more, those will go to the first responders who were on the scene. The design theme is rainbow hearts, and there are several links for patterns and design ideas. You can find more info HERE and HERE.
I made a total of 53 heart blocks using all the rainbow colored fabrics I could find in my stash. The quilt top consists of 48 of the hearts plus a 3" border. Finished size is 66" x 86".
Here is a closer view of some of the blocks at the center of the quilt top, so you can get a better look at the fabrics.
I didn't have anything appropriate for the back in my stash (unless I wanted to do lots more piecing, which I wasn't up for.) I found a great multi-colored print on black background at Joann's, but I couldn't use my 60% off coupon for it, and the price was just too high without that discount. The next stop was a local quilt shop that is going out of business, and I found a black and white print I liked which had almost enough on the bolt. The five blocks that were leftover after the top was assembled were joined into a row to make the backing long enough.
I will be sharing with lots of link-ups including Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times, Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt, Moving It Forward at Em's Scrapbag and Scraptastic Tuesday at Mrs. Sew and Sow.