Charity Blocks

Valerie over at Pink Please organizes a sample quilt for The Heroes Foundation.  It’s a cancer charity staying in Indy.  Love supporting local, so it really fits.

Rarely do I make blocks anymore, but this block really intrigued me.  This quilt was her inspiration for this years quilt.

Heroes Quilt Inspiration 2013

This pattern is great and I knew it would be a positive creativity challenge for me.  Since I was going through my scraps I started pulling my solids out for this project.  I should have read through the full write up again from Val before I started.

She really wanted bold colors.  My first block was a bit more light colors, almost pastel.

charity block

The real challenge was creating the curves and getting the block to 14.5″ square.  Off to design block two and see if I couldn’t do better.

charity block

I am much happier with this block.  The curves were still a challenge, but I had the hang of it.  Great way to use up some of my larger solid scraps.

Val showcased some of the blocks she has received and how the quilt is coming together here.  Can’t wait to see the finished product very soon.

Have you made blocks or contributed to a charity quilt?

Playing with Batiks

Working on a quilt for a friend that wants a special gift for her nephew.  They have lived in Bali and wanted to have that feel to the quilt.  I haven’t worked with batiks in a while.  Here is a peek of the fabrics.

many 2" squares


Here is how the blocks for the quilt look with everything pieced.  When pressing the seams I chose to press them open to alleviate bulk when quilting.

Right now I am working on finishing up the blocks and will hopefully have the top completed today.


News Thread 1.28.11

My list of projects is continuing to grow.  It’s a good thing but time management is becoming ever so important.  I’m going to need to put up a calendar to keep me on track.  Here is a sneak peek of the items I am working on this week.

Sycamores Quilt

This is a special project for a friend that wants something to represent his alma mater.  Designing the quilt was the hardest part.  Now it’s on the borders and and keeping it masculine.  Finding blue fabric that isn’t feminine is difficult.

Just a corner

Mother’s Day Quilts

I have a block for inspiration on this quilt.  This weekend it’s a priority that I get the fabrics picked out for these blocks.  They will be traveling with me in March for an added touch!  Here are the blocks I’m thinking of adding to complete the quilt, Mother’s Dream.

Eva Curtains

I was asked to make curtains to match the Moda Eva Baby Quilt. Luckily I was able to find a large amount of the fabric requested.  Time to get those laid out, pressed, and started.


Last week I was able to spend some time getting a variety of potholders one step away from being available.  Just the topstitching needs to be completed.  I finally figured out a way to get my white background for my Etsy photos.

Wonky Afternoon



Indianapolis Modern Quilt Guild met this afternoon and we made wonky blocks.  The first one I completely crashed and burned on.  The second one turned out much better.  See below.

I think I’ve decided to use the Botanica fabric in this manner.  Oh man, I’m excited to finally figure out what I’m going to make with this wonderful fabric.