Tuesday, August 23, 2011

You girls really know how to jump in when you're needed!

The response to my CALL FOR HELP has been tremendous!  I got many replies of people willing to help out with these two special quilts for the girls in foster care.  Please read the rest of the story if you haven't already and see if you'd like to help.

There are a few changes.  We've decided on two blocks. And we will use pink and purple in all of the blocks.

One block will be made using this tutorial from  Moda Bake Shop. It's called "Charming Stars" by Stefanie from Little Lady Patchwork,  and it's beautiful! Here is one of the blocks that a member has already made:

Block for Sarah 1
by: jenjohnston 
The other block we will be making is called "Garden Fence" using this tutorial at Hyacinth Quilt Designs.

Here are two that have been made already.

Garden Fence
by: Jen at Punkin Handmades

I am so excited about doing this.  Even more excited that you all are joining me.

If you would like to join us, now that you know that the blocks are not crazy hard, please feel free to do so!  Let me know by leaving me a comment, and I will send you an invite through Flickr to join our group Quilting for Kids.  Please tell me your flickr name.

Once part of the group, there are two discussions.  One is a sign up for the stars blocks and one for the squares block.  You can sign up to do as many as you wish.

And one more thing, if you have a blog, feel free to spread the word about this.  You can link up to this post or the previous one and see if any of your followers would like to join us. 

Thank you so much!


  1. So glad you've had such a great response! I'm amazed at those ladies who already have their blocks done! I posted this on my blog today, so maybe someone will see it and want to help. We probably have many of the same readers, though! But you never know. Can't wait to get started!

  2. The squares are easy and fun to make! I think this will be one of the next quilts I start...someday when I get a few WIP finished!

  3. Hi Sarah,
    I would love to participate in this project. My email is lucreciahale@yahoo.com. My Flickr name is lucreciah. I'd love to do some square blocks.

  4. Would love to help. Happy to do one of each... have sent a request to join Flickr group via Flickr. Such a wonderful cause... Keera x

  5. I'm so pleased you got a good response.

    Thanks for being so prompt in getting back to me too. I'm in for both blocks.

  6. Hi Sarah!

    i found you via the Quiltstory link up, and i'd love to help out! my flickr name is crafty_dame.

    thanks! the blocks you've chosen are gorgeous!


  7. I hopped on over from Sew Happy Geek, would love to hop on board this project. My flickr account is also under 'ZiaMariaDesigns'.

  8. Hi Sarah!
    I seem to be late in finding out about this but if you still need squares I'd love to help. My flickr name is "knotted -thread"

  9. Hi Sarah! I joined the Flickr group and have made 3 of the square blocks--where should I send them? Thanks! :)