We have all tried to find ways to get through these crazy times. I have seen many wonderful creations in the past few weeks made to commemorate our strength during this pandemic.
Because we are all in this together and because I cherish my quilting friends, I want to make something that will remind me of our quilting community. I am going to make a potholder style quilt utilizing orphan blocks from my friends and call it “Community Supper”.
That’s where you come in. I would love to have a block from anyone who wants to participate. There are no rules for color, design or even size. My blocks will measure 10” after quilting and binding, but I can use any size you want to send. I will simply cut it down or add to it as necessary. In fact, I truly want your “reject” blocks. Blocks that for whatever reason didn’t make the grade. Ones that we can look at and say “There, take that you rotten virus”!
So… If you are up for the challenge, please send me:
An orphan block – any color, shape, design or size – and a fabric label (any fabric will do as long as I can read it) with your name, town you live in and any sentiment or message you would like to add. I will be putting your label on the back of your block (that is the beauty of the potholder method!). If you don’t have a permanent marker, simply write it on paper and I will make the label.
In return, I will send you an orphan block of mine (believe me, I have enough for everyone!) or, a little surprise gift if you prefer. Please include your e-mail address so that I can let you know that your block arrived and I can send you a photo of your quilted and bound block.
One block should be able to fit nicely into a regular envelope. But, I am also happy to send you a SASE as I know how hard it can be to get postage! Please do not hesitate to ask.
I would like to have all blocks by mid June. I’d like to be finished with this quilt by the time we get back to our “new normal”.
Address – Wendy Reed, 15 Mechanic St., Bath, ME 04530 and e-mail is gwreed15atcomcastdotnet.
I’m looking forward to this one! Thanks in advance to all who want to be a part of it.
What a clever idea, Wendy! I will have to dig around and see if I can find an orphan block. As they become orphaned I have often given them to others that I knew were making quilts with orphans, or I have turned them into a mini quilt. But I will come up with something for you, I'm sure! Count me in!! :)ReplyDelete
This is awesome! Though it pains me to send you a true 'reject', I love the sentiment behind this. So much fun. Will try to find a block suitable and send it next week.:)ReplyDelete
Delightful! I'm excited about this . It will take me longer to make a label than to find a wonky block -ha!ReplyDelete
Want a great idea! I'll look around to see what I can find to send you! GladiReplyDelete
terrific idea!...i just happen to have....lolReplyDelete
You think of everything, Wendy, and you're so generous to do this! Thank you. It sounds like a lot of work but will be a fun quilt to see. I sometimes take apart my orphan blocks but I'll see what I have to send.ReplyDelete
I would love to be part of this. It sounds like a brilliant project that I will love to follow. I'll send it in the mail this week. Have plenty of orphans the hard part will be to choose which one.ReplyDelete
What a fun idea, I probably have a couple blocks I can send, as soon as I find them.ReplyDelete
Great idea!! And such lucky orphans to be joining together! No problem here finding something - my orphan will definitely be in the mail to you next week.ReplyDelete
What a fun idea. Pretty sure I can find one to send, will look later today.ReplyDelete
Brilliant idea! I know my own stack of orphan blocks will yield something to send along. Would love to join in on your project.ReplyDelete
What a fun potluck you are going to piece. I will dig around to find something to send :0)ReplyDelete
What a great idea. You know I have a soft spot for Orphan Blocks! And I certainly have a few of my own hanging around! I will be sending you a squishy package very soon! take care!ReplyDelete
I hesitated following the directions and sending you a true reject, but I am going to trust that you truly want rejects. I found a truly ugly one and it is ready for the mail pickup tomorrow.ReplyDelete
What a great idea! Mine is in the mail tomorrow. What fun you'll have opening your mailbox and playing with the blocks. Looking forward to seeing the blocks.ReplyDelete
What fun! Thanks for inviting us all to join in.ReplyDelete
You are one brave lady!! WHEW!!ReplyDelete
Actually I think your idea is amazing!! I love it!!
Lucky for you I don't have my orphan blocks here in Oregon...
I'll dig something up for you.
Can't wait for Wednesday!!
What a great idea, I’ll send one out tomorrowReplyDelete
Absolutely love this idea Wendy. Tokyo isn't offering air mail right now although maybe that applies to just packages. I will have to check!ReplyDelete
I'm getting mine in the mail soon. I have it picked out and I hope you like it.ReplyDelete
I was going to text you a photo, but decided surprises are best.
This is such a fabulous idea!
Community Supper - great name and theme
Community supper! Reminds me of food.. mine is in the mail this morningReplyDelete
I'm in for sure! What a terrific idea!ReplyDelete
Hello dear Wendy !!ReplyDelete
Just a block, not a potholder ?
Fingers crossed the post office is open again so I think I can participate !!
Thank you for this kind and beautiful idea !!
Great idea, Wendy! I think I can dig up some pretty dreadful orphan blocks ... and maybe even a couple pretty ones. Count me in!ReplyDelete
Such a wonderful idea! I mailed a block today.ReplyDelete
Oh fun! I will be digging through the basket of orphan blocks to find Just the Right One for you!ReplyDelete
Oh, what fun! I'd love to send you a block!ReplyDelete