I was asked if I would be interested in donating a quilt for a community fund raising auction. I accepted the challenge. Yes, it was a challenge as I had only one week to complete it.
I chose the Here & There pattern by Denyse Schmidt.
I actually won the pattern along with these other goodies when contributing to this fund raiser last summer. I decided to use my prize and "pay it forward". So this quilt for this auction is first!
The herringbone, or tire tread pattern, is made up of Denyse Schmidt's Chicopee fabric (available here). The solid is Kona in bone.
I altered the size of the pattern to make a throw quilt. It measures
about 57" x 70". I used a few of the extra pieces on the back. I
like pieced backs. They make it sorta like getting two quilts in one! I also like striped bindings.
I wanted to put a bit of Alissa Haight Carlton in this quilt as well. She hosted the Action Kivu fundraiser last summer. Quilters may be shocked to learn that I had no idea who she was at the time. Since then I have learned about her dedication to the modern quilting community. So I quilted this with a pattern she suggested for her Cobblestones quilt in her book Modern Minimal.
So a tire tread on cobblestones if you will. Here & There around town. Paying it forward.
Another Finish it up Friday link with Crazy Mom Quilts.