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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Rolling.....

onward in my new quest *VBS* Have you decided to join Michele and I in the Virtual Quilting Bee for Charity? I hope so *VBS* This box of "goodies" from Chris in San Diego, CA has been adding and fueling my actions the past couple of days. As I use her generous donation of parts, bits, strings and blocks, I feel like a pirate with a treasure chest. As I mentioned yesterday, the hospital wash basin,filled to nearly overflowing with MAM beguns(or as friend Ila called it this a.m., "quilt seeds"...don't you just love it?)jolted me into action. I mentioned, over at Pieces, that I would estimate one to two hundred "seeds" that would become MAM blocks. I decided it would be fun(for me, who loves a challenge)to ACTUALLY count them. But not just count...to count out 10 PER DAY and finish them into 6.5" blocks. Why 10? Well, at 6.5", 10 of them gives a vertical row of 60". And that's a good length for a donation quilt *VBS*
 Here's the collage I made of various parts I found in Chris's treasure box. Some of these are already part of a quilt, some before the picture was even taken back in May. I am re-running it in thanks to Chris and all the others great gals who have donated orphan blocks, scraps and parts over the 2 years of this blog. The variety I have to chose from really makes it fun and much easier to make the Orphan Train and associated quilts. Thanks to ALL of you! *VBS*
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4 comments:

scrappy quilter said...

You know that I am in. I'm hoping more will join. It feels so good to give quilts to someone who truly needs them. Hugs my friend.

FrogQuilter said...

I too love scraps and quilting donation quilts gives me the greatest satisfaction. Keep up the good work...

Magpie Sue said...

Hey Finn! I hope it's these orphan blocks that are keeping you from posting over on Pieces... I just wanted to let you know that I've had a lightbulb moment as a result of your hospital wash tubs! I'm piecing together my flannel bits into a preemie top for Michelle's Virtual Quilting Bee. Well, one to start with... there will undoubtedly be more!

woolywoman said...

Ok, I give up. What is a MAM block?

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