Thursday, May 25, 2006

Charity Blocks

Number 1 of 3. This bear paw variation will be part of a charity quilt. My local guild does 4 charity quilts per year...3 go to outside organizations and one is donated to the church whose facilities we use for meetings. We saw a really neat quilt in the book "Hidden Blocks" and we used that for inspiration. A quilt appraiser told us that two-color quilts, such as blue and white, or red and white, are the most popular/valuable, so that influenced our color scheme.

If you ever get the chance to hear a quilt appraiser talk about her work, take advantage! It was fascinating to learn about color techniques and fabric dating, all the way to pattern development and how that influences future market value of a quilt.

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