Wednesday, October 19, 2011

WIP Wednesday #9

This has been a wonderful week! though I didn't get much sewing done.

Saturday we ventured into Boston for Wentworth's Family Weekend with our son, Taylor and his girlfriend Clarissa. After dinner at Qdoba's  resturant we took a school bus! to Blue Man Group.  Lucked out - I think - with 2nd row seats.  Not sure what it is that they use but there was a faint smell of banana pudding on us for the rest of the evening :)  Fun was had by all.  If you have a chance to see them it's a great show!

Sunday at home was a 'Fall Cleaning' day...  Windows washed, leaves removed (first layer anyway), etc...

At the end of the day I hid and sewed just a little....

The project I chose to work on isn't on my list so it's a 'new project' and it's Regina's 4 Patches 4 Hope project.

It's a wonderful project to help the American Cancer Society.  I know that Cancer has 'stomped' on the life of two special people in my life in the past year and a half.  We all need to help put a stop to this horrible disease!

Regina's "concept is simple - Make a 4 Patch... Make a Donation... Make a difference."  It's a unique and wonderful idea. 

These are the blocks I made.
It's simple. For these I used fat quarters.  3-of the same light with 3-different darks.  6 fat quarters = 1 1/2 yards of fabric yielded 72 4" square finished 4-patch blocks!  Here are two ways these blocks 'could' be used...

And what is shown uses only half of the blocks I made...  So if Regina's making quilts for kids then this many blocks could make a quilt 36" x 32"...  add a border and you've got a quilt...

OK, so who doesn't have a couple of yards of coordinating fabric and a little time they can give to help make a difference??  Myself, I'm going to try to send Regina some blocks each month to help her wonderful project.

Well, the only other thing I accomplished this week was gathering fabric for two other blogs projects: Block lotto where it's Sampler month with blues and creams and the Valor Quilt Bee.  Hope to get blocks for both of these done this weekend. Oh and I bought some flannel fabric to back the three pink D4P quilts!  Going to be 'snuggle up warm.' 

WIP Update: (date) is when entered the list or last worked on...  8/17/11 is my starting point

Completed Projects: 72 square complete for 4Patch4Hope Blocks
New Projects: 4Patch4Hope - October

Ongoing Projects: Worked on this week: also see no progress
Katy's quilt! - pinks using D4P design - completed top  :)  changed my mind and bought flannel for backing! 
Two baby quilts! - pinks using D4P design - still piecing blocks...

Ongoing Blog Projects-monthly: include donated amounts - shows one person CAN make a difference!!!
4 Patch 4 Hope - 72 4-patch blocks (November next)
Valor Quilt Bee 

No progress:
Berry Bliss Twin Quilt 2of2 played with several designs... still deciding pattern 8/17/11 (got some fat quarters for this!)
Block Lotto - monthly - October sampler in blues and cream. 
Bottled Rainbow - ticker tape quilt - Continue collecting fabrics :)
Eric's Browning Quilt (Christmas present 2010!!!) made multi-fabric binding strip  8/24/11
Mason's graduation quilt - Back - continued - cut out fabric and started to assemble blocks 8/31/11
Snowman Quilt - top together awaiting borders, quilting, and binding 8/17/11
Boat Log Cabin Quilt 8/17/11 - took pictures - hanging in sewing area
Rose of Sharon wall hanging 8/17/11
Row Robin Sampler Quilt! have 5 strips of four blocks each... MoVeD the rows around... Still Thinkin...  8/24/11
Sunflower Glacier Star -Completed June's block - 3  behind now! progress!!! 9/4/11
SVQG - Mystery Quilt - Received instructions month 2&3!! - 9/9/11
Jelly Roll 1600 quilt! - completed top :)  10/5/11

This week’s stats:
New projects – 1
Completed projects – 1
Currently in progress –17 (17! Going UP not down!!!! Note to self! Repeat: FINISH SOMETHING!!!)

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

1 comment:

Jeanneke said...

Thanks for your nice comment and becoming a follower of my blog. You are an amazingly creative, busy, warmhearted woman! 72 Blocks is a wonderful amount and your lay out is great.
I supported 4Patches4Hope with 13 blocks and I am very glad to be able to make a bit of that needed difference, from my little corner of this big world, where every person can be(come) a victim of that horrible disease.
Today my 20 years old daughter-in-law gets testresults and diagnosis on colon cancer...
Blessings to you; I do count mine.