Last Saturday I went to my first meeting of the Prayers & Squares Quilting Ministry at my church. Prayers and Squares is a combination of quilting and praying– prayer quilts are made for whomever needs them and kept on hand. Then when someone needs extra special prayers, they pick a quilt and the whole parish ties knots on the quilts, saying a prayer with each knot for the person (this is how my church does it; perhaps some churches make quilts as the need arises).
When we met last Saturday (they have been meeting for years but this was my first time attending), we went through the fabric stash and picked out fabric combinations for quilts. I started with this purple fabric:
I just really fell in love with this bold floral! Then I picked three other fabrics to go with it, two different yellows and a purple:
Then I cut all the fabric into 6 inch squares. I am thinking I might just do a random HST quilt, something kind of like this one. I still need to figure out if I want to do binding for the quilt (and if so, what fabric) and what backing fabric. I am looking forward to starting!