This post is part of the Blogger's Quilt Festival. The quilt I'm sharing began in a watercolor painting class one evening where I was just playing around, getting to know the paints.
I then knew it would have to be all 2-1/2" squares sewn together. I pulled all of my greens, yellows, reds, and some yellowish oranges out. For someone who likes to have a plan made up ahead, it was a real trick to make this look spontaneous and unplanned. Having to run to a quilt shop in midweek (I did this on a week's sew-cation) to get more red and yellow was an interesting experience. I took the quilt with me to show the folks in the shop. You know how you get SO close to something, you're not sure you see it any more? That's how I felt with this. When I unfolded it, and the gals in the shop gasped in amazement, I knew I had something special.
I made it to donate to our local hospital for a fundraising raffle. The gal in charge of the fundraiser immediately named it "Pink Lemonade." It was queen-sized - about 90" x 110" - and I had it quilted professionally.