Linda shared these photos of her "Autumn Splendor" quilt inspired in part by our HeartStrings quilts. I love the sashing and border choices she made in this quilt and the Baptist Fan quilting looks great too.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Sorry, not the best photos here but we had such a good time at our Sew-in yesterday and I wanted to share the photos with you.
In this first one, Sue is standing with the pile of blocks she bought with her. Since the inventory was almost completely depleted before our Block Party a few weeks ago - these are all recent donations - and Sue has already sent some of them out and there are more coming so you can imagine how many blocks there were made during the Block Party.
In addition to sewing more blocks - we assembled 7 tops yesterday - unfortunately I don't have photos of most of them - not sure how we managed to miss taking photos of them all but Sue did share some tops that were assembled by her and her Mom that are in the link at the end of this post.
We also learned how to make pillowcases with the "sausage roll" method - no exposed seams from Ethel. We're planning a pillowcase Virtual Sew-in next month and I hope you will all join us.
The rest of the photos can be seen in the MN/WI October 2008 Sew-in album.
Posted by Mary Johnson at 1:03 PM
Friday, October 24, 2008
Just one week left in our Sept/Oct project to make green centered blocks and quilts for guys. Here's a top already completed by Laura, it's heading to Jay in NE where it will be quilted and donated.
For the mailing address to send blocks - email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Mary Johnson at 11:28 AM
Friday, October 17, 2008
Do you remember the story of June, a HeartStrings member, and Al? Take a look at this previous post and then click on the YouTube link to see Al's video.
June and Al - HeartStrings quilts for Quilts of Valor
Also, don't forget that HeartStrings members are helping Alycia meet of her of 400 Quilts of Valor.
Posted by Mary Johnson at 7:07 PM
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
I'm a big fan of string quilts that have a little of everything tossed in but I also love ones that have a bit of a plan too. Take a look at the following quilts and be inspired to create your own.
Peggy's String Quilts
Here are a few other HeartStrings quilts with a coordinated look.
Posted by Mary Johnson at 11:49 AM
Friday, October 3, 2008
Last year we did a special project using pink strings and made a number of quilts that have been donated to Breast Cancer patients.
Thanks to the great response we had, Jennifer continues to work with the blocks received to assemble, quilt and donate additional quilts.
If you'd like to make and donate a HeartStrings quilt for a breast cancer patient, you can find lots of inspiration in our online Pink Strings album.
Posted by Mary Johnson at 4:18 PM