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January 14, 2019
Flannel Finish from Heart Desire Creations

The first Hospice quilt of the year is done! It’s such a happy and bright quilt and the flannel is so warm and cozy. This was such an easy finish as the donated blocks had been quilted onto batting.  I squared the blocks, pieced them, backed and did simple quilting along the seam lines and then diagonally.

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I’m thrilled to have a Hospice finish this early in the year. My gratitude to the donor for all the hours of work that were put into the blocks before they were sent to me. Our little quilting group meets this ...

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January 9, 2019
A Collaborative Quilt of Valor from From My Carolina Home

I received these red, white and blue patriotic blocks blocks from sweet friend Melanie almost a year ago when I was looking for some patriotic orphan blocks to make another Quilt of Valor.  She thought they would make a wonderful quilt with the patriotic prints, but needed some help getting it finished, and was willing for them to go to a local veteran here.   I was involved with the Fire Quilt project at the time and I put them aside to assemble later.  They were in a bag with some patriotic scraps, and I forgot about them.  Then I needed ...

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January 6, 2019
Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project from From My Carolina Home

The Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project is well underway, collecting new and nearly new bed size quilts for the victims of Hurricane Florence and Michael on the North Carolina coast.  Even if you do not sew or quilt, there is a way for you to contribute, and I’ll get to that in a minute.  Just to define the scope of our efforts, the latest reports are that over 4500 homes have been totally destroyed and more than 700,000 homes have sustained damage mainly by flooding.  So, as you might guess, we need a lot of quilts.  Throughout this post ...

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January 2, 2019
In the Mail – Great Mail! from Heart Desire Creations

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A while back I received yet another box of goodies for the Hospice Quilts. There was no note in the box, and no return address. Such generosity! So whoever you are dear donor, thank you, thank you, thank you!

There were TWO jelly rolls…

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There were geometric print strips, enough to make a quilt…

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And, there were string blocks, sewn on batting and decorative stitches along the strips. I could not contain myself. I went ahead and put the blocks together. A backing will be cut shortly, some quilting and binding done and voila! A Hospice quilt for 2019. There ...

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A Look Back 2018 from Humble Quilts

Happy New Year friends!!

It's always good to look back and see the year in the rearview mirror.
Here are my quilt finishes in no particular order.


Rose of Houston- a challenge quilt using an antique block purchased at IQF. 
Our amazing 2018 quiltalong- Sweet Land of Liberty designed by Cheri Payne.

Brick Wall of Wabash Co- designed by Tara Lynn Baison. 

Our Humble Quilts little quilt quiltalongSajou.



A swap quilt .
Another swap quilt
One final swap quilt. (I'm seeing a theme here!)




Swiss Cross. 


Fall Festival was our 2017 quiltalong 
I was thrilled to be in ...

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December 31, 2018
House blocks for CA Fire Survivors from Humble Quilts

This is Debbie's Quilt Shop in Paradise CA. 
Here is a facebook post from her:
Debbie's Quilt Shop is requesting quilt blocks with houses from all over to help local quilters recover from the Camp Fire. The blocks must be 10 1/2 inches (10 inch finished) and may be pieced, appliquéd, or embroidered. Please use good quality 100% cotton quilt shop fabric. Each block must also have something written on it with permanent ink...an inspiring saying, your name and city, or just your city and the date. The houses on the blocks may be traditional, modern ...

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December 28, 2018
Charity Strings from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last week I shared my progress on some string blocks for Annapolis Quilts for Kids. As we near the end of the year, it is time for me to round up the last of my charity quilt finishes. 
I had made a collection of string blocks using primarily greens, too. I paired the string blocks with some fun 6.5" squares and sewed up a top. 
I did the same with the blue string blocks. I like to pair the string-pieced blocks with a plain block. This helps stabilize the string blocks since they are pieced on the bias. 
No ...

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December 23, 2018
Go Teal it on the Mountain from Jean Swenson

ovarian cancer fundraiser

Donation block for Go Teal it on the Mountain
December 2018

Back in September, Kate over at TallTalesfromChiconia was looking for contributors to her upcoming Ovarian Cancer Australia auction quilt. While I have not participated in a single-block donation project before, the timing of her request came at a significant time for me: a close family member had just been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and I wanted to participate as a tribute to her and her battle.

Kate’s plan was that every block feature some sort of mountain idea, and that the color palette be the Ovarian Cancer colors ...

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December 21, 2018
String Piecing Charity from Becca's Crazy Projects

After I made some of the units for Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt Good Fortune, I decided to pull out some of the strings for charity quilts. These are leftover bits that I've collected from many of the charity quilts for Annapolis Quilts for Kids.

I grabbed the blues, the phone book pages, and got stitching. String piecing is a chaotic process. It makes quite a mess but is totally worth it.
After a couple hours of work, I had pieced enough to pair with alternate blocks. Want to learn how to make some of these yourself? I recommend ...

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December 20, 2018
Fun & Generous Mail! from Heart Desire Creations

Donations in the mail have just been so fun! I am touched with the generosity to the Hospice Quilt ministry that I am a part of. A few weeks ago a box came from another generous soul.

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There were many, many of these Star blocks, instructions for making more, and the fabric to complete the quilt!

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Here are a variety of colorful and fun blocks.

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And another group of appliqued blocks. Our group can surely get creative with these.

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Many thanks to Carol at Tea Leaf Quilts for this generous contribution. Meeting with the Hospice quilt sewers in January is ...

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December 17, 2018
Friendship, Comfort and Quilts from Humble Quilts

  I received the cutest little ornament from a boy whose family works in the garbage dump in Guatemala. He is trying to go to school so he can change his future.
Kelley sent me this adorable gorgeous hooked mat! This is much larger than it looks in the photo- it is about 14" across so lots of time into making this. Thank you Kelley- it is a gift that I will treasure!! 

I was involved in a swap earlier this year and my swap partner remembered me this holiday! Thank you Elizabeth!! It's a notepad and it is so ...

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December 12, 2018
Period Poverty from Humble Quilts

Since I'm on a roll I may as well continue. Several weeks ago I posted that I was coordinating a sew day for a missionary to bring back washable menstrual pads to the Ivory Coast for Dignity Days for girls. You can read about it HERE and HERE.

We ended up with 55 pads. I gave her my leftover fabric and when she gets back we will see how it goes. We may end up supplying her with more supplies if she can find a few people who may like to start a little business there making them. It ...

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December 10, 2018
CA Fires- How you helped from Humble Quilts

 What an amazing and overwhelming trip to CA my niece and I had.
I was super happy that it was sunny and the roads were clear of ice and snow, both going and coming.
We met Nichole in the mountains and gave her some items to stay warm. She grew up in Paradise and although she wasn't living there at the time she is helping others with their needs. 
 I had made another connection and stopped by a hotel with evacuees and left them quilts.
This couple was so appreciative of the quilt we gave them. Their son was ...

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December 6, 2018
New Charity Block from NYC Metro MOD Quilters



It's a scrap buster!
It's a quick and fun block!

Raid your stash to make a simple block out of squares and rectangles.

The pattern is up to you.

Your blocks need to be 14.5" unfinished.

Please use kid friendly fabrics. I spy and bright colors.
Blocks for girls and boys.


You have until our June meeting to complete your blocks.

Finished quilts will be presented to:

HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services

https://hsvsnyc.org/


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December 5, 2018
Amazing Mail from Heart Desire Creations

A couple of weeks ago a big box of goodness and generosity arrived at my house. The donor wishes to remain anonymous and of course I absolutely respect that. But really, look at this: Some of these blocks are already sewn together. There is probably enough for 3 lap quilts! That is a LOT of sewing!!

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I love the mixture of vintage and black and white fabrics in these blocks. There’s also plenty of fabric to complete a quilt.

And more scrappy goodness!

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Lots of four patches here to make a wonderful quilt or two.

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More fabric to help ...

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Sewing with my son. from Polka Dots and Butterflies

Right before school started my 13 year old son asked if he could sew with me.  I quickly set up my old machine opposite my own and gave him a charm pack to work with.  He chain pieced 99% of the quilt before it was time to go back to school.  He really got the hang of chain stitching and matching up seams.  Once school began he lost interest which was fine with me.  He had almost completed the entire top except for one border.  When November rolled around and my guild was asking for charity quits. I pulled out ...

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December 4, 2018
Confetti from Jean Swenson

quanket

Confetti
December 2018

This quanket is a Prairie Flower block pattern. Jenny over at the Missouri Star Quilt Company has a great tutorial on YouTube if you are interested in giving this design a try.

It’s always such fun to see how fabric choice and placement can drastically affect the look of a design. Jenny’s quilt has a very modern vibe to it, and you certainly get the sense that they are flowers. However, I quickly found that this pattern can create a strong X design when using the same fabric for each block, which I only noticed ...

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December 2, 2018
Yes, It’s Really December! from Heart Desire Creations

It’s been a sew filled eleven months. Typically I don’t get a lot done in December, but I’m going to try to get a few things down the road.

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Before being donated, I usually hang all the Hospice quilts I have outside for a pic, but days of rain, rain, rain, prohibited me from doing that. Instead, I laid them out in groups on the floor. I love seeing all the color and imagining the comfort and joy they will bring!

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And then, about a week ago the Hospice quilts were taken to Fairview Church to be ...

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November 30, 2018
Quilts! Donations! Supplies! Oh mY! from Humble Quilts

It has been awesome! 
Yesterday a long time friend donated a large box of new shirts from their embroidery business! They are mostly mens, but a great variety.  I hadn't planned on bringing clothing more than coats, but like my friend who lost everything, say yes to everyone's generosity, so I did!



I spent the afternoon organizing them by size so it would be easier to give away what was needed.

Also, I want to tell you a funny story. Several years ago my brother asked me for a quilt for his condo in Seattle. So I gave ...

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November 25, 2018
Red “X” Blocks from Heart Desire Creations

I recently came upon the blog, “The 70273 Project” or as I think of it as the “Red X Project.” The project is fully explained on the blog, but very simply put, it is to commemorate the 70,273 people executed by the Nazis between 1940 and 1941 for being physically “unfit.” Upon examination by doctors, if a patient received two red X’s on their chart, they were executed within 72 hours. Jeanne is collecting blocks, quilts and donations to put together quilts containing a total of 70,273 blocks and putting the finished quilts on display all over ...

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