In January, I posted about The 70273 Project, explaining how I came upon the project and why I decided to join by making some blocks. You can read my original post here. Not long after that, I was invited to share The 70273 Project with our quilt club as a challenge, asking them to join me in making some blocks. Today I’ll share with you today the results of that challenge.
The blocks I’ll show here are those made by some of the women in my quilt group. Each one is unique in its own way, and each one represents one life taken.
You’ll see that the blocks are made using different materials. There are only three sizes for the blocks, and we have some of each size. In all, our group made 54 blocks.
The next step is to scan all the blocks and provenance forms, then give an id tag to each block. Once that is done, the blocks will either be mailed to Jeanne or will be made into a quilt. I’ll decide which once I have the scanning and tagging done.
Little projects were the theme for the remainder of my week. I had planned to sew like a maniac Wednesday and Thursday, but then I thought about all the weeds taking over our flower beds. So I tackled that project (I’m not quite done) and then rewarded myself with some little projects.
The reveal of the commission quilt is finally here. 30 blocks, 53 pieces in each block, for a total of 1,590 pieces in this quilt. The quilt was given to its new owner on Saturday, and she is thrilled with it! Yippee!
Periwinkle blocks — this is when the fun begins with this quilt. I love to see how the pieces come together and the little periwinkles form. They are so cute, and this fabric is perfect for a little girl, sugar and spice and everything nice!
I’ve been having fun this week, working on the baby quilts and getting ready for my Monday post for the New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop. I hope you visit my blog on Monday and get to know a little more about me. I don’t have any progress photos to show you, so let’s take a look at a fun Flashback Friday photo.
One day back in 2015, I pulled out my scrap bins and just started to sew. I had no plan, just a little bit of an idea in my head. Here’s what I came up with.
I remember that it was really fun. I should maybe pull this out and add a little more to it. What do you think?
Next week I get to do my blog hop post, and I get to spend some time with a quilty friend at a mini quilt retreat. Jealous?
What are you plans for the weekend? I hope it includes some sewing time!
I was obviously in vacation recovery mode over the weekend. I took multiple naps and completely missed a post for Monday, so Cool Tool Monday will be back next month. Let me show the sweet project I’m working on this week.