29'' x 22''
My Northern Arizona quilt is done and shipped. This beauty will be auctioned off for the Quilts of Valor Foundation as part of America Quilts EXPO at the Iowa Events Center May 26–28 in Des Moines, Iowa. 100% of funds raised via the auction benefits Quilts of Valor Foundation.
The inspiration for this quilt came from our trip through northern Arizona last summer. I think I did a pretty good job of capturing my inspiration.
To quilt this mini I used 4 different colours of Aurifil thread. Shockingly, I had them all in my thread stash! I went from orange to a barely there cream, with coral and peach in between. Just matchstick quilting. On this little piece that still took almost 2 hours to do! Kudos to those of you who do this on large pieces.
The binding is more of the solids in the quilt. I coordinated it, roughly, with the gradation in colour and value. A label and a hanging sleeve to finish it off.
You have to be in Des Moines, or know someone going, to bid on my quilt or any of the others up for auction. I've seen a few on Instagram in the last few weeks - amazing! Heather Jones, May Chappell, Amy Ellis, Cristy Fincher, Mark Lipinski, Latifah Safir, Alex Anderson, Victoria Findley Wolfe and so many more have donated quilts for the auction. I really wish I could see them all in person.
All proceeds from the auction go to the Quilts of Valor Foundation. Quilts of Valor provides quilts to returning service men and women. We all know the value of the gift of a quilt.