Sunday, March 1, 2009

Great Sunday sorting blocks

Today my friends Erica and Beth came over to help sort blocks and get them married up with their buddies so I can pass a couple tops out to the Quilt club on Thursday. We had a great time and sorted out the blocks for 13 quilts.


I just can't tell you haw great these quilts are going to look. All the different fabrics are fantastic and the twinkle is wonderful.

Here is Beth...we tried to do 2 quilt tops at a time so we could separate quilt blocks. On average you are sending at least 2 blocks, so in order to really spread out the quiltly love and so your quilt blocks can go further...I have them split up. So far it is really working out fantastic.

There I am. I figured we would be hot in the back yard so I asked Erica and Beth to come over early in the morning...but by 0900 it was already over 95 F, so we decided to stick to the AC in the dining room.



Here is a top with mainly plaid stars. Helen T of Melbourne made all but the very center block on this quilt top. I love all that plaid!


Here are all the bags sorted and labeled. My husband even already updated the spreadsheet so I know which quilt every one's quilt is in. What a handy man? I am so pleased with the work Erica and Beth did this morning! Thanks so much ladies!
My 2 little boys have birthdays this week, so I better get cracking on their quilts.
xo,
Tia





22 comments:

Selina said...

Very exciting! They are going to be so great!

Andi said...

Well done to you all.
What a great thing you are doing.
Thanks.
Andi :-)

Bravos Grandkid said...

Hi Tia, looks like you girls did a great job! I'm posting about 8 blocks tomorrow! Cheers. :)

Dayna said...

Lots of work on your end but it is great to see it all coming together. I'm sure there will be smiles and tears of appreciation when they are received.

LauraJ said...

How fun are birthday quilts? Each year they get just a little bigger to accomodate that little person who's growing by leaps and boungs. Also each year the quilt is tailored to what they like. At least that's what I'm thinking, I could be totally wrong! (This year I'm making A a pumpkin quilt for his birthday! This boy loves pumpkin faces, so silly.)
I am loving these star quilts so very much and that plaid one...to die for!! I love plaid!
You are AWESOME!!

Margaret aka Supermom said...

I hope you can afford the time & space to show us pictures of each flimsy (or quilt)!

Linda said...

Great looking quilt tops, I sent a package to you yeaterday.

Anita said...

That is amazing! You guys are doing a fabulous job!

HoltGallery said...

they are awesome! sorry I didnt participate... beautiful and hard work to get all organized.

julochka said...

i'm so glad to see my two measly blocks arrived! sorry i didn't use a lighter outside fabric! at least it looks ok in the center!!

they're going to be so wonderful. i wonder how many there will be in the end!

Kristin L said...

The project looks to be coming together great! I love the blocks with frames around the star center and the plaid quilt looks fabulous! Keep up the fantastic work!

Leslie said...

it is so exciting to see some of the blocks i made in a prepared top....they are so beautiful and it all looks so nice together. I am so glad that they made it there.

Helen said...

Fantastic work Tia!!! They look great!

cq4fun said...

Wow, he *is* a handy man! That had to be a job. 13 tops so far, and you know you'll get more blocks, mine for instance aren't on the list yet. They'll probably be there in the next couple of days, though. I know others are still planning to send, or have sent, blocks, too. What a great thing you've started. I know there are groups all over OZ who are putting together one or two or many tops. It's great to see people pull together!

quiltedthrifted said...

Quilters Rock!!!

Pat said...

How great and wonderful the response to help others is! Continue well wishes with the Bushfire Project :)

Nicole said...

Amazing job you are doing there ladies, and I love to see the progress in this project!

Dresden Plate said...

Tia, I am sending you 15 blocks made by our small sewing group here in France. I know that they may take a couple of weeks to arrive from here, and hope they get to you as soon as possible.

nicolette said...

Wow, so amazing to see all those blocks. Those quilts will be stunning!

Miri said...

Great job! I have blocks to send to you, could you please send me the address.

~ Phyllis ~ said...

Hi Tia,
This morning I mailed 106 blocks made by the ladies of First Christian Church Quilters Group, Huntsville, Al.
Tia, you have done a wonderful job organizing this project. Thank you so very much.
Blessings and Hugs.

metrosupialdesigns said...

Thanks for all of this! There's a lot of love on the ironing board!

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