We’re having another holiday sew along and we’re making Happy Blocks. It’s been a few years since since our first Happy Block project and it’s time for another.
We’ll start on January 1st, New Year’s Day, and sew through the weekend but feel free to start early! Stephanie has already made a set of blocks and it’s not even Christmas yet. We’ll continue making blocks through the month of January and you can send them in for group quilts, assemble a top and send the top in for completion, or finish the quilt yourself and donate it locally.
Here’s a photo from the last project to inspire you – this was a group at a WI/MN sew-in assembling blocks sent in.
And if you’re making the top or entire quilt yourself and would like a grown up version using a package of Charm Squares … I have instructions for that too. Instructions for my Charmed Squares quilt.
Cathy has finished a 3rd top for our current Black and White project … She used another polka dot fabric for her centers and I love how all of hers turned out.
There’ still one more week to participate … The Black and White project ends on October 31. Details are at this link.
This one is from Joyce
This one from Sarah
And this one from Cathy – don’t you love the polka dots!
Remember, our project continues through the end of October and if you’re sending in blocks you should use a red center with your black and white prints. If you’re making the entire set of 48 or completing the top yourself you can use any color to accent the black and white!
The generosity of quilters never ceases to amaze me. Tish is a very generous quilter who has, for years, been sending backings and some quilt tops to me to finish and donate for HeartStrings.
In the last 4 years she has donated too many backings to count … Pieced, pressed, and ready to use from beautiful, good quality fabric. I’ve been the main recipient but others have benefited also.
This week she sent 3 boxes … 29 backings total for us to use in Maine and she sent backings earlier in the year too prior to our April sew-in.
Since then I tied a number of quilts using these backs and this week, Brenda took all the trimmings and with some help from Carol, she turned them into a beautiful HeartStrings top which I tied last night. Brenda bound it and it’s now ready for donation. She has more strings from the backing trimmings and there will be more quilts to come.
Brenda making the blocks
Brenda and Carol with the top
And here’s the finished quilt
Thank you Tish for your generosity and hard work!