These blocks are so fun and so fast that you can find yourself with nearly half the quilt finished by the end of the day if you come with your squares cut ahead of time!
In fact, for those thinking of a fast quilt to make for donation to either the Oklahoma Tornado survivors, or another other organization you want to donate to – this is a good one! you will find the pattern for Scrappy Mountain Majesties under the free patterns tab at the top of the blog.
And while we are talking about donation quilts…please know that in my last post I was only passing on the info from a shop who IS collecting quilts for people’s needs ---it isn’t up for debate on the blog whether quilts are what people need right now. It isn’t a place to hash out whether we should be donating to the red cross or another organization. I was just the messenger. This shop *IS* collecting quilts for those who need them. If you feel lead to do anything in ANY way – let your heart lead you.
People who have NOTHING LEFT will still need a quilt to sleep ON if not under….I don’t know about you, but even in hot climates I do at least sleep under something light…PEOPLE SLEEP. They can use quilts.
Sometimes it’s just something tactile, something cheerful, something that they can hold in their hands to help them feel that we care.
Sometimes we need that warm and fuzzy hand made hug –and a check doesn’t provide that.
And Sometimes those of us who feel lead to help have to choose the one way that we CAN help. Some don’t have money to send – but we do have fabric, and we can make quilts. So do what you can however you feel you best can help, and please don’t judge the way others feel lead themselves to help.
**Off of soapbox!**
Take a look at what we got up to yesterday! If you can’t view the slide show on your mobile device---either get yourself to a real computer, or click the image below to be taken to the photo album.
|Scrappy Mountain Majesties, St Charles, IL 2013|
Today I'm getting a later start! No alarm to wake me, boy did that extra hour of sleep in do me good.
If you are in the Chicago area, please come join me at The Quilt Merchant in Winfield for a casual Meet & Greet & book signing!
The new owner, Valerie Langue, is a dear friend and a fabulous quilter! It's been so great to spend time with her here in Illinois on this visit.
Come see us both!
I'll be there from 1pm to about 3:30 when I'll need to head to the airport for my flight home ---
HOME! And I'll be home until I leave for Ireland....nearly 10 days home. BLISS!