27 February 2017

Sew Fresh Quilt Bee - February Link Up

It's time for the first Sew Fresh Quilt Bee linky party!

In case you haven't heard about this, you can read all about the Sew Fresh Quilt Bee here in this post. We are working together in hopes of making 1000 quilts for kids at Ronald McDonald houses, as part of the Canada Big Quilt Bee. But you don't have to be Canadian to participate. I know that quilters are generous and kind and there are people from all over the world taking part in this effort to help out those kids!

I have a few more wonky slab blocks to share...

So that brings my total to 32, made from the charms sent to me by Rita of Fabric Please!

But when I reviewed the information shared about the Big Quilt Bee, I see that they are looking for quilts made using 3 blocks in 4 rows for a small quilt (12 blocks) and 4 blocks in 6 rows for large quilts (24 blocks). Since I have 32 finished blocks, I realized that I would not quite have enough to make one of each size of quilt. So I asked Rita if she had 4 more charms squares that she could spare so that I can use my blocks to make two finished quilts - one small and one large. She quickly had those charms in the post and they arrived a couple of days later. So here are my four additional blocks, bringing the total to 36 blocks.....

I just wanted to take a moment to send out a GREAT BIG THANK YOU!!! to Rita for all her efforts in supporting the Big Quilt Bee and for sending along those extra charms right out of her own personal stash so that I can have two finished quilts to donate.

You don't have to send finished quilts. You can send a block, a few blocks, a finished top that still needs to be quilted. Whatever you can do to help will be greatly appreciated!

Next month I hope to be sharing at least one finished quilt with you at the next Sew Fresh Quilt Bee linky party. Wish me luck!

To participate in this online Quilting Bee, we will be making slab blocks. As a shop sponsor, Rita has supplied me with the fabric required to make the slab blocks in return for promoting her store during the Bee. She will be carrying the entire With Glowing Hearts line that is available for purchase here. Charm packs are also available. Rita tells me this line is selling out fast!!!! Please do click through and check out Rita's shop!

All the necessary information and instructions for the slab block can be found here.

The SEW FRESH QUILT BEE will run until May 17, 2017. The deadline for mailing blocks and unfinished tops is May 30th. Mailing information can be found here. You DON'T have to be Canadian to participate. But you do have to be prepared to mail your blocks to this Canadian address.

On the last Monday of each month, I will be posting about my progress and will be providing a continuing linky party where participants will have the opportunity to link up and share their progress, as well. You can join in the linky party each time you have made blocks. You can link up from a blog post, Flickr photo, or Instagram post. That gives you seven opportunities to join in the PARTY!

Participants will eligible for giveaway prizes, supplied by Fabric Please!

Prizes include 3 separate $25 Gift Certificates....
And a Grand Prize including a 6 piece fat quarter bundle of black and white prints, a spool of Aurifil thread and this Chopstix pattern by Jen Houlden of Quilts by Jen.

I will also BEE adding a few extra prize offerings of my own to sweeten things up!

Are you joining me for the Sew Fresh Quilt Bee?!!!

I'm happy to have you join the hive! To read all about the Sew Fresh Quilt Bee click here.

I am partnering with Rita of Fabric Please! for this very worthwhile cause.

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Fabric Please! said...

Your blocks look great, Lorna! Also, just an FYI, the With Glowing Hearts fabric line is nearly sold out... I still have a few yards of a few prints but if anyone wants some, now is the time to buy. The charm packs are long gone too, I'm afraid, sorry. Good luck everyone!

Cathy Tomm said...

Love how different your slab blocks are looking. I have made sure I have some Canadian fabric in each block but then I really dig into my scrap boxes. I have all my scraps sorted by colour. Your quilt or quilts will be so well put together and coordinated. I hope it is OK that I linked up again for February as I had a good up date on my slab quilts.

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Lorna, Thanks so much for hosting this! I love the angles in your blocks. They look really sharp!

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