Our Progress

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

Thanks to everyone for their support of 4Patches4Hope so far - we are now at over 2600 blocks.  I am working on a 12x16 block layout for the quilts, so at 192 per quilt we now have enough for 13 - and counting!

The sew-in at Chestnut Bay Quilting earlier in December was well attended - 3 quilters plus Patty the owner were busy sewing away when I arrived, and as those 3 left, 2 more joined us.  It was a wonderfully relaxing time and the combined quilting experience helped me think through the next steps of assembly and layouts - plus it was a great way to meet some new faces.  We are doing it again on January 18 between 10AM and 5 PM, so if you are local to western NY and want to join us, please contact Chestnut Bay at (585) 538-4420 so we can be sure we have enough room for everyone.

Here are a few pictures of the blocks as I sorted them by color - and then as they started up on the design wall.
Sorting blocks.  This was kind of a good way to ease into the day - and the first time I had sorted these out of the packets they were sent in.
Loving all these deep jewel tones.
I thought the majority of the blocks would be pink -but there are twice as many blue as anything else.
First attempts at a blue/orange layout.  It looks better in this photo than it did closer up - so I changed directions midstream.
Over half way done on our bright colored "rainbow" layout.  Going to add some more oranges and blues to the other side of the green before this one is all done.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

November Participant Prize - and our first flimsy

Support for our little project continues, and our block count is now 1367 and growing.  I am off to a 4Patches4Hope Sew-In at Chestnut Bay, a wonderful local quilt shop that embraced our cause wholeheartedly - don't worry - I am bringing my camera!!!  My goal for the day is to do some block sorting - and hopefully some top assembly.

This month's winner of a little thank you prize for supporting this project is Selina from NJ - who not only sent us 14 blocks, but this beautiful quilt top flimsy for us to finish and donate.  So I guess this is our first official flimsy - I will be posting other tops as we get them assembled so you can all play "I spy" and try to find your blocks and fabrics!

I love this little top - and have been trying to figure out the pattern so I can recreate one for myself.  If anyone can tell me the name of the block and/or pattern, it would be appreciated!

Thank you so much Selina for your generous heart - a little gifty will go out in the mail to you soon (my apologies if it gets bogged down in the Christmas mail rush).