Nonnie’s Quilting Dreams

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Episode 19- diary-charity quilting

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I had Christmas today, I opened up 10 envelopes full of the 12- 1/2 inch Four Patch Blocks. I opened then at my charity sewing bee and we all just ooooohhed and ahhed. I felt like I was having Christmas again this year. Some of the blocks are being paired with blocks made my a girls scout troop. Some of the blocks were taken by the members of the sewing group as they blended with other blocks already made.

Thank you for the blocks you sent:

Joan D of Timmons, Ontario .. Some lovely neutrals and blue and white, great for two quilts in progress... Which one should I add these blocks too? Decisions, decisions.

Judy B of Love land Colorado … pretty florals, pink and purple. These blocks were taken to go in a sweet girly quilt.

Lottie D in Switzerland, I just about fell out of my chair when I saw the envelope saying Switzerland. Some really great novelty blocks that will look great in and I, Spy Quilt. I loved the pandas.

Carolyn A from Igo California My quilting buddy wanted to swipe the kitten and puppy squares for herself but I beat her off. I loved the jet planes and truck squares and so did my 3 year old grandson.

Diane R of San Bernadino California… love the artistic prints and it is already in a quilt. I especially liked the neutral you put with it. It matches the print and style of fabric I used for a quilt last year.

Louise of North Tonawanda New York Your blocks are already being added to a quilt in progress… full of brights and neon colors. I loved the black confetti fabric.

Debra W of Olds, AB in Canada Your blocks are going into two different quilts… the orange floral print is matched to a girls quilt. The sweet ABC blocks Four patch is going into a quilt for an 8 year old boy. It is looking like an I spy type quilt for him. Your blocks matched up great with some train, truck and plane fabric and school time prints.

J Gordon of Covered Aline Idaho All the pink blocks are going in the girly brights quilt I mentioned earlier. And the animal prints and boy blocks are going into the I spy quilt. Our group had so much fun distributing the blocks into quilts that are under production. My but you were busy with your sewing to send so may blocks, it was very nice of you.

Laura of Henrico VA Loved, Loved, Loved the flamingos and that block went to live in a bright girl quilt. I have decided not to use the disappearing FOUR patch block for all the quilt tops. I proved a little to difficult for the girl scout troop. I found a pattern for sashed FOUR patches in a straight setting for the novice quilters. We also are putting the blocks on point in a grid pattern. I found a pattern on line.

I have been told we now have 8 quilts bound and finished. 4 more quilt have been long armed and are being bound. As of today we have twenty quilt tops finished and waiting for the long armer. I plan to post pictures when we have our sewing sit in. We will be putting them all on a quilt stand so pictures can be taken.


Sandi O from Fernandina Beach, Florida Great Blues and White/ Neutral blocks that are already in a quilt for a boy.

R M. from Peachtree City, GA Love the way you sent your blocks… they arrive wrinkle free. Thank you …. Love the sport fabrics they will go into a I SPY quilt for a younger boy …. The brighter blocks are going into a girl quilt…

Karen W from Springfield Mo….. If I wrote a better pattern… you would not have made the mistake. Your first set of blocks were taken by one of the ladies and they now live in a four patch border… worked out great. YOUR second set of blocks are going into the girly bright quilt. Love the crazy cats…. Looks like something I would draw! NANCY R from Ward Colorado Love the doggy print you picked… so bright and cheerful…. Some of the blocks will go into the bright girls quilt and some will go in the eye spy quilt. I also love the colors you matched with them… so bright and cheerful.

Thanks again

Lady Rags


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