If you are a regular reader of my Blog, you already know about the 70273 Project. If you are new to my Blog, please read more about it on Jeanne Hewell-Chamber’s Blog (here). I have made individual blocks for the project in the past. Each double X represents one of the 70,273 mentally and/or physically challenged people murdered by the Nazi’s between January, 1940 and August, 1941. Jeanne has taken on the monumental task of honoring every single one of these people by making quilts.
At first, you could make a block in one of the 3 sizes listed on her site. But, to honor more people more quickly, she invented the “Long and Skinny” and the “Middling”. Instructions for both are listed on her site (here).
I thought this “Middling” (18” x 22”) was a perfect project to complete over the Memorial Day weekend. This little quilt “remembers” 115 individuals. I will quilt it and send it off, after I get my label from Jeanne.
This project is so important to me. As some of you know our grandson has significant autism. I cannot conceive of my world without him!
I also finished piecing together this Veteran’s quilt to be handed off to our “Quilting Angel” Sharon Patterson.
And, we had a little time left for a hike with our little man!