So at the Sewing Summit, in the swag bags, we got a tiny little plastic zipper bag with 9 three inch squares of fabric from beebolt. The idea is to make a block, send it in, and at the next summit the resulting quilt will be auctioned off with all proceeds going to Project Linus.
What fun! I knew I wanted the block to be perfect (because have you seen some of the work these ladies do?), and I’d heard that paper piecing would make it so… So I tried it. No, it didn’t work the first time. I’m not that lucky. I had to pick the first quarter of the block out about 3 times before I finally got it right. And they weren’t kidding, it really works fabulously! I never could have gotten all those points to line up in the center without cutting any of them off.
The only question I have is, if everyone participates, that’s like what? 200+ 8.5 inch blocks? That’s gonna be an awfully big quilt. So I wonder if they are going to just choose a few, or if they’ll make multiple quilts. Obviously not everyone will participate, I’m sure that was anticipated, but still…
On the other hand, if they make one giant quilt, think of what an awesome living room couch pillow fort that would make!