The Memphis Area Modern Quilt Guild has made the Le Bonheur infant floor it's primary outreach. Most people make baby quilts for the NICU babies, but they tend to forget about the ones not in NICU. We donated quilts last year to this floor and it was just a wonderful experience. We got to go up to the floor and take a tour. We got to donate quilts directly to some of the families on the floor. It touched us so much and decided right then that this was what we wanted to do as a guild each year.
This year, I utilized a quilt I started in my Color Value class at Quiltcon with Cheryl Arkison. I learned a lot about the value of color and how to really develop a quilt by value and not by the color itself. It is an amazing skill that I'm glad to have been introduced to.
I've found that yellows are the exception to the value rule. I think I'll be spending some more time evaluating my yellow selections in the future.
The quilting was a fun Free-Motion Quilting (FMQ) practice. It has been my goal to get more comfortable with my FMQ this year. I've found the smaller the quilt the easier, but I'm sure I'll be tackling more difficult FMQ projects in the future.