If there is one thing that quilters do brilliantly, it's making quilts to give away. Sometimes the quilt is for family or a special friend. But often the quilt is sent off to a complete stranger--a person who needs the hug of a special quilt or someone who needs to know other people are thinking about them.
This year the Boston Modern Quilt Guild has been making quilts for Project Linus. We made slab quilts this spring (more about slabs below) and this fall we are making Quilt-as-you-go-blocks. The beauty of Quilt-as-you-go-blocks is that they are already quilted. No one needs to sandwich a top or spend time at a long-arm or quilting at home. The blocks do need to be assembled, but that should be fairly straight forward. Before I put my Viking fabrics back in the stash, I made my block for the BMQG (above).
ConnectingThreads.com has a great video tutorial for making Quilt-as-you-go projects.
Check out the amazing gallery of slab quilts made for flood victims on Cheryl Arkison's blog, "Dining Room Empire". She asked for slab blocks for folks flooded out of their homes in Canada two years ago and ended up with enough quilts to help other folks in a Texas flood! Awesome!
Other sites to click on, not related to charity quilts.
The Seattle Modern Quilt Guild is making a Medallion Quilt as a Block of the Month. This is the link to the June Block. Folks are posting their progress on Instagram #SeaMQGbom. Check it out! They are making some great quilts. Their center medallions are all different and so are their color-ways. Cool stuff!
And, it is Fourth of July this weekend! Here's a link to the Polkadot Chair Blog's Fourth of July Pocket T-shirt. It takes about 20 minutes to make. How fun is this? Here's mine. Of course it has a dog!!
Have a Happy, and safe, Fourth of July! Remember, fireworks should only be used by professionals! And even then they are potentially very dangerous!
Have a great day and enjoy those hot dogs and burgers!!