Do You Hear Voices?

Sandy Quilt Block Drive

Do you hear voices?  Not the random disturbing kind.  I mean the little voices that prod you along to finish a project, to buy a certain item, or to eat chocolate, etc., etc.  Well I hear them often.  Recently a little voice began badgering me.  The voice began echoing in my head the minute I opened the Quilting Gallery newsletter.  The main topic of the newsletter was the Sandy Quilt Block Drive.  Pictured in the top right corner was this photo.

Sandy Quilt Block Drive

Not being able to resist the little puppy’s plea I continued to read.  As I got further into the article I learned of a quilt block drive being organized by the Quilting Gallery.  The little voice, we talked about above, started whispering in my ear.  The whisper grew in intensity until it was impossible to ignore.  I moved my cursor over to the link taking me to Info and registration.  I clicked my left mouse button.  Up popped a new window providing details of the Sandy Quilt Block Drive.  Listed were options to register as a Block Maker as well as a Team Leader.  The quilt block they are using is the Wonky Scrappy Log Cabin.  A link to the block tutorial can be found here.

In no time I was registered to make 20 blocks.  Then heeding the continued urgings of my inside voice I signed up to be a Team Leader as well.  I’m so excited about participating.  So far I’ve made five blocks with the sixth one well on its way to being finished.  Here’s a photo of one of my blocks.

I can’t wait to see them all finished and then take delivery on my team member’s quilt blocks.  I will keep you updated.  Stay tuned.

Updates on Still Life with Crows

Last week I shared a photo of my quilting progress on my daughter’s Still Life with Crows.  I’m happy to let you know I have now finished and delivered it to my daughter.  Here’s a picture

My daughter was thrilled with the outcome.  I believe if you visit her blog you will see the wall hanging complete with its binding.

Halloween Table Runner

In last Wednesday’s post I included photos of a small wall hanging.  The wall hanging belonged to my youngest daughter’s mother-in-law (we’ll call her Mrs. M).  Mrs. M delivered another small project for quilting.  The item, although too late for its season, was a Halloween table runner.  Due to its small size I was able to quickly quilt and return it to Mrs. M.  Take a look at the table runner.

A New Project

As if I didn’t have enough irons in the fire, I added yet one more.  This one I actually have cut out and sewn together.  Currently in my quilting room waiting for my long arm quilt machine is a Garden Party Runner by Mary Cain.  I purchased the pattern at a local quilt shop.  Unfortunately I’m not able to share a link to a website.  Apparently the pattern is not available on the internet.

The pattern is very simple to assemble and follow.  There is, however, one error in the instructions.  Since there is no website to obtain additional information I found a way to work around it.  I used a Flirt charm pack by Moda for the body of the runner.  Here’s a sample of the table runner.

Well that’s it for now.  I’m linking up with Freshly Pieced.

14 thoughts on “Do You Hear Voices?

  1. […] Finished Sandy Quilt # 1.  You may find links to the history of this quilt here, here and here.  These are its vital […]

  2. […] you would like to revisit my previous Sandy Quilt Block posts you may find them here, here, and […]

  3. […] and assembling donated quilt blocks for the Quilting Gallery Sandy Quilt Block Drive.  Since registering to make 20 blocks and then receive and process an additional 148 I have been very, very busy.  My […]

  4. […] up to make 45 quilts and I know they are still looking for participants.  If you have a little voice whispering in your ear telling you to take a leap and join in the fun why not do it today.  You […]

  5. Hi Cindy! I’m on your “Team” for the quilt blocks. I’ll be putting mine in the mail today.

    1. Oh thank you! I’m looking forward to receiving them. I can’t wait to start putting the quilts together. 🙂

  6. I’m on your team for making blocks. They’ll be taken to the post office tomorrow. If you’d like a preview, I just posted about them on my blog. It’s wonderful of you to both make blocks and do the constructing on “Quilts For Sandy”.

  7. […] busily creating Sandy Quilt Blocks in my sewing room and I’ve been joined by all three of our furry […]

  8. Ooh, I might be getting some Flirt for Christmas. Can’t wait to see your finished tablerunner. Good work on the Sandy quilts. Thanks for the info – I’ll have to check it out.

    1. Thank you. I will include pictures as soon as its finished. You will love the fabric.

  9. very good of you to take on team leader for such a worthy cause

    1. Thanks so much!

  10. Love the log cabin!

    1. Thanks! I have fallen in love with them all over again.