Creating the Design

I want to give credit where credit is due.  I originally got this idea from the blog "One Good Thing" by Jillee.  I was looking for something to make as a fundraising project.  My goal is to sell this quilt in the silent auction this year at the Kansas State Rally for the Christian Motorcyclist Association.  My husband and I have been members for 3 years now, and our Run for the Son fundraiser has become very important to me.  This seemed like a great way to take a little bit of money and grow it into a large donation!

I also have to give credit to my husband.  He helped me design the layout for my blanket.  The colors and layout point back to some of the symbolism of the backpatch we wear. 

  • The cross represents the message of faith, specifically 1 Corinthians 2:2.  "For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified."
  • The blue background represents the path to Heaven.
  • The yellow represents the crowns and rewards that will be waiting for the faithful Christians in Heaven.
  • The red binding (yet to come) represents the blood which ties everything together.

I had a hard time deciding what to do for the back of the blanket.  I visited our local quilt shop and found fabric with a bandana design and a motorcycle print.  Neither of those really seemed to fit.  I finally decided upon a denim back.  This will provide a sturdy surface for laying the blanket on grass or asphalt at rallies (since these are bikers I'm hoping will buy it).  Luckily, my family keeps me supplied with old jeans that have been torn, stained, or outgrown.

So it's on the the next step--cutting old jeans into usable strips of fabric!




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