Monday, September 28, 2009

Welcome Quilters!

You guys are amazing.

You offer up your time and skill in and effort to give back to others. Kudos!
And Thank you for helping me in the little project once again!

I decided to make a blog so everyone can post, ask questions and we can watch as this quilt (these quilts) become real.

I have this time asked for TWO blocks to be made. This being my third donation quilt, I decided this time, that I'd like to keep one for myself. Not in being selfish, but as a remembrance of all the goodness we are doing. And also, after three quilts, it's getting hard to let the beauties go! So this time, one is for me.

I thank you for wanting to contribute two blocks.

I've posted that applique is not required, but I'd really like to see this quilt with as much applique as possible. I've barely done any applique myself, and I've almost completed my two blocks.

I tried two different blocks in a style I have never attempted. So I encourage you to try something out of your comfort zone, to learn and grow as quilters as well.

I am packaging up the fabrics right now,
you will each be receiving:

2 white 10.5" square pieces of background fabric.
please use this fabric, for uniformity.

and a stack of various Jennifer Paganelli fabrics

Please bop over and thank you for her generous donation.
They are very beautiful fabrics and I can't wait to see what becomes of them all.

(Shelly's Blocks)

You can use any kind of applique technique.
raw edge, needle turn, machine... whatever you'd like.

We want POW! or WOW! factor blocks so think FIESTA!
colors and swirling, and lots of ZING!

Envelopes maybe sent tomorrow, I have all the scraps cut.
I tried to include as much variety as I could and everyone should have
more than enough for two blocks.

You do NOT need to send the scraps back to me... (my scraps runneth over)

try to use only the fabrics included.

thanks everyone!
Please post as you start top create.
and feel free to grab the button for the blog and add it to your blog.

I will try to add every ones name on the right. gotta get to that. Maybe we can each do that?
still need to figure this out.

happy sewing friends! and thanks for your help!


Jennifer Paganelli said...

I have no problem being the accomplice to this wonderful project..!!!

Sew It Up! said...

I'm so looking forward to this. What a great idea dedicating a blog just for this. You are just too cool. :o)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great idea to have a blog for this endeavor! I can't wait to see what everyone is doing. Love your blocks V!

PurplePickle said...

I haven't appliqued for a long time. I am going to do a practice block with my own fabric to see how it goes. I requested a children's quilting book from the library. Maybe those patterns will work. I've learned so much from doing different blocks for on line projects. I found out I love wonky stars. Log cabin...not so much. I think I will like free pieced letters more after I do more of them...I hope.
Take care.
Mary C.

Tara said...

so excited and have ideas running willy nilly through my head!! If you want us all to post our own blogs then you'll have to give us all admin privileges on the permissions page. Probably easier to just do yourself! Sorry!

Jenny said...

Looking forward to trying some applique techniques. Can't wait to see what scraps end up at my house. Thanks for the opportunity to work with you!

Cherry Possum said...

What a great idea to have a blog for this! Can't wait to see what everyone else gets up to!

Fabric Fanatic said...

I am so holding my breath until my package arrives!!! I cannot wait and I'm giggling about your sending the foundation square, because last time I sent you blocks they were tooo big and this way you can be sure they will be the right size! You're one smart cookie, beany-woman.
I love that line of fabrics and know that the blocks will be stunning.

RosaMarĂ­a said...

Great idea to have a blog for this great proyect! I can't wait to see what everyone is doing. The fabrics looks so pretty!!!

Jodie B-C said...

I have wanted to try applique for quite a while, so this opportunity should launch me into this quilting realm! I can't wait!

Cheryl Arkison said...

I have the perfect design in mind, I hope I can pull it off with my fabrics. They will complement yours so well.

linda said...

Hey V., I'd love to quilt this one for you too. N/C! If you can take the time to put all of these charity works together, I'd be more than happy to quilt them for you. I am ao blessed to have the opportunity to have the most awesome job in the world!