First things first: I am having a shop sale to celebrate reaching 20,000 followers on Instagram. Use code 20K to get 20% off all patterns through September 19th at midnight PST. This applies to any paper or PDF pattern.
And secondly, I am going to be auctioning a quilt on Instagram and donating the proceeds to wildfire relief here in the Willamette Valley area of Oregon via the Mid-Valley Wildfire Relief Fund. I live in Salem and just a few miles to the east, there is a huge wildfire called the Beachie Creek Fire that has devastated several towns. So many people have been displaced from their homes and everyone has been negatively impacted by smoke and terrible air quality.
At 6pm PST on 9/17 (that's today if you are viewing this when it is posted), I will post this quilt in my Instagram feed and will open the auction up for bids. You can bid by commenting on the post. The auction will be live for 24 hours - at that point, the highest bidder wins the quilt. I will cover domestic shipping.
I made this quilt using my Kelly Quilt pattern and some rainbow solids that I had in my stash. The backing is an Ann Kelle rainbow flannel that I have been hoarding forever - it is super soft. The quilt is 57" x 71" and was pieced and quilted on my home sewing machine. The binding has been hand sewn to the back of the quilt with big stitch binding.
Please join me in supporting those displaced by the wildfires - my local friend Heidi @pieceandjoyquiltingco is also doing a raffle with proceeds going to directly to people impacted by the wildfires.