This is one of the sets of tops that Kathleen in CA sent us. Thanks Kathleen for the beautiful blocks. Loved seeing the fabrics you used.
Block Mistress Sue Frank trimming quilted tops, getting them ready to bind. Other women are local quilters working and having lunch.
This is a top that Judy Hadley sent to the WI/MN Sew-in. Now it’s quilted and bound, ready to be donated. Thanks Judy!
These were all made by local quilters.
A group of HeartStrings members meet each September in Yarmouth Maine to work on quilts for donation. This year, we’ll be working on making Happy Block Quilts and some of us are making blocks prior to the sew-in. If you’d like to make some blocks to send in you can find the instructions at this link.
Brenda shared a project she’s doing that uses some of those short strings strings we all end up with after making HeartStrings blocks.
So I’m able to use strings measuring 6″ and shorter. Stitch the strings together, any string measuring wider than 2″ I trimmed down. Stitch the strings, I have the ruler next to the machine for a template . Then trim make a HST, trim to 6 1/2″ . The star in the picture will finish at 24″.
My plan is to use 9 squares adding a border and you have a queen size quilt.
Stephanie has been busy and is sharing two recent finishes with us.
Elegant Chandeliers is a free pattern on All People Quilt. I thought my colours made it look more like birthday cakes than chandeliers, so I put chocolate with sprinkles as a border.Quilted from the back following the curvy print in the backing.
Team Tassie 3 is a donated top from Julie’s neighbour. Quilted in a wiggly uneven grid. Backing is an interesting folk art panel. Panels can sometimes be tricky to use, but they sure do make great backing.
So, here is UFO 10 – Crumby crazy blocks from my friend Mem. sashed and quilted by me. That was my last one for February.
And, UFO 11 – Julie’s Hexies, an I-Spy top from Team Tassie. I added a black border to fill up the piece of backing I was using. Not sure who made the top (if it was Julie or someone else).
I LOVE getting to see photos of what groups and HeartStrings members are working on. Terry in Idaho recently wrote about a project she’s involved with.
Well, our library quilt show is in the books. Lots of people and lots of quilts, and FUN.
Just thought you would like to know the tally of donated string quilts. There were 550. !!! Green string blocks donated, enough to make 7 twin size quilts.
Quilters are generous people. There are ladies who will take a batch and put the tops together. And others who will finish them before they are donated. So I call it a success.
Thanks to everyone for the inspiration!
Terry in Idaho
I love this article and photo of her with all the blocks.
They limited the colors to yellow and green and she shared some finished tops with us!