Staying Connected #15

From Sonia … Here are photos of the SOS Day scrap-blocks that I made. This is a project started many, many years ago with 2″ squares and it is still an on-going project. After finishing a quilt I would cut the left-overs into 2″ squares and pack them away for this project.

I calculated (years ago) that I would need a few hundred of these 5″ blocks to make a double or queen size quilt, or even two single-size quilts. A never-ending UFO in the making!

From Donna … My friend Dale has MS and she had started this quilt a year ago for a cousin’s grandson. Time has not been kind to Dale and she is finding quilting increasingly difficult.

All the squares were finished. All I did was sew the rows together, sandwich , quilt and bind.

She is thrilled. Now the wee boy will have his quilt before he is a teenager. I love the pattern and it could be a great stash buster.

From Linda F … Feeling a bit down so I headed to the sewing room and made a quick banner for the front door.

I titled it Don’t Lose Heart. I like the strength of the circle of hearts because we are better together.

I thought it appropriate to use a log cabin block for the backing because we are so stuck at home, in fact you might say we are “home sick.”

Many thanks to Sonia, Donna and Linda for sending items for this post.

From Judy S … I made two pillows from patterns in a book called “Pillow Pop.” Both were great scrappy projects and fun to machine quilt. I also learned some new techniques.

This pattern is called “A Bunch of Crosses.” New technique: using binding to attach the pillow top and back. Zipper backing.

This pattern is called “Crimson Stones.”

I learned a new block – the Bright Hopes block, which involves starting out with a partial seam (photo below). New technique: adding binding to the edge of the top piece of the envelope backing.