I had my mail held while I was out of town for the week. This is the top of the pile. It's high time for a Project Improv update:
246 blocks received from 95 quilters
6 tops completed and being quilted
Thank you everyone! The deadline for the charity blocks is fast approaching. April 1 is only 11 days away. Can you believe how time has flown by? Remember, the project continues for our personal improvisational projects. Check out the flickr group for inspiration. Lot's of great projects have been completed and are in progress.
I started a discussion thread in the Project Improv flickr group on the possibility of auctioning some of the quilts to raise money for charity in addition to direct donation of the quilts. I would love to hear some more opinions on the idea or if any of you have experience with charity auctions I would love you to share your expertise. We have some time to figure this out, but I want it to be the best it can be. So drop over here and put in your two cents.
Here's what was in that stack of mail:
jacquie - 4 blocks (mine wasn't really in the stack, but i have been making blocks!)
michele - binding...thanks so much my friend!
melisaa - 2 blocks
autumn - 1 block
christy - 3 blocks
beth - 3 blocks
robin - 2 blocks
connie - 2 blocks and some great stuff for. thanks connie. (i'm pretty sweet right now!)
pam - 4 blocks
carrie - backing and binding...they're perfect carrie!
kim - 1 block
jackie - 2 blocks and binding...thanks...the binding is all pieced and is so cute!
kathy m - pink backing...and 6 more quilt backs! they're all so beautiful, thank you!
rachel - $20 for postage...you are the sweetest!
maggie - 6 blocks
nova - 1 block
heidi - backing, 2 bindings, ribbon yarn, bias tape and a beautiful handmade coffee cup. thanks heidi! the backing is pieced so beautifully. thanks for everything!
michaela - 2 blocks
katy - 1 block
leah (uk) - 2 blocks
bonnie - 2 blocks and money for postage...thanks bonnie, it really helps!
leah (tx) - 4 blocks, money for postage and a darling atc with great advice...create something today!
susie - 1 block
lindsey - 1 block
pat - 1 block
sue - 1 block
regi - 1 block
gretchen - 3 blocks, gorgeous african fabric (which i will keep!) and a great postcard...i've been there too, gretchen!!
millie - 4 blocks
pam - 3 blocks, binding, and wonderful fabrics. thanks so much pam. i love the sparkly ribbon too and the fabrics are fabulous!!! i'm using that zebra print in a pillow for my son.
Please let me know if you don't see yours. I don't want anything getting lost. Thanks!
I thought you might like to see some of the backings and bindings that are ready to go. All quality, beautiful fabric. The backs will be as fab as the fronts of these quilts. These should all have corresponding tops soon. Heidi pieced the pink/orange one third from the top. You can see it here. I think it should be a quilt front. She put a LOT of work into this back. Thanks Heidi!
It was great to have a week WITH my hubby instead of him being alone in Chicago and me in KC. The boys came for a few days too. Family time always refreshes me. I got to meet and spend some time with a blog friend. More on that later! I'm happy to be home and back with my sewing machine. I'm off. Time to unpack, do laundry, clean the house, sew and maybe I'll should pick up some food so we can eat. Have a great weekend!