Monday, March 30, 2009

Project Improv Coming Together

Isn't this a pretty block? It was made by Gabriella from Seattle. Gabriella just got her first sewing machine and decided to use it to make a block for Project Improv. The best thing about this is that Gabriella is just 11 years old. Isn't that the greatest? This is one talented young lady. Don't you just love when the younger generation gets involved in the art of quilting? I'm excited to put her block into one of the quilts. Gabriella, you're on the sidebar and an official participant of Project Improv. You go girl!

A couple more Project Improv quilts for your viewing pleasure. This is red/aqua #2.
I made the quilt from fabric donated by an anonymous donor. Thanks, whoever you are. It turned out to be its own quilt because when I trimmed all the blocks I absentmindedly trimmed them all to 12 inches instead of 12.5. So, I added the dark brown sashing and borders and made it a top all its own.
This is blue/green #3 with blocks from these quilters.
Maggie*2 Iowa
Helen*2 Australia
Jackie*2 Connecticut
Dallas Belgium
Kristin Oregon
Cheryl New York
Rita*2 California
Robin Florida
Amber Hawaii
Ronit*2 Michigan
Laura Florida
Bekhy*4 Oregon

There are 8 more quilts in the construction process. Stay tuned for more reveals each day this week. I also got an email from Jackie this morning that the first quilted tops should be on their way soon. Aren't you just itching to see them? I know I am.


Project Improv arrivals:
Heather T. TX - 2 blocks
Dayna WI - 1 block
Tammy TX - 1 block
Cheryl CT - 2 blocks
Ellen TX - 2 blocks
Karen P CA - 1 block
Audrey CO - 4 blocks
Melody CA - 2 blocks
Andrea UK - 3 blocks (thanks for my button...i'll wear it with pride!)
Nichole IA - 2 blocks and 3 bindings (thanks so much!!)
Tif TX - 1 block
Christy VA - 4 more blocks, thanks!!
Marit Norway - 1 block and chocolate, thanks!
Brita WA - 1 block and more chocolate...very dark and goooood!
Gabriella WA - 1 block
Mary C WA - 2 blocks (arrived awhile ago...one still not located) how can i lose a block? arrrrg!

I need everyone to check the sidebar of my blog. If your name has a star by it, your blocks have arrived. no star = no block as of yet. Please check me for accuracy. I want to make sure I'm keeping track. I have a block from a Jennifer, but I don't know which one you are. Help me out, please. If your name is missing, let me know that too.

The April 1st deadline to send your block is fast approaching. I know we have families, jobs, laundry, pets, and all sorts of other commitments, so if you're going to be late, don't fret, just let me know. It will help me plan for the quilts to come. It's going to take time to get all the blocks into quilts so time is on your side. It sure would be nice to see stars by all those names on the sidebar. I know we can do it!

Have a great week everyone! I'm going to get by to visit blogs this week...I really am....

33 comments:

Victoria said...

All the quilts look fabulous and fun, and as for Gabriella's block... it rocks! Great job! I love seeing younger people picking this art/craft up and carrying it on.

Michaela said...

I can hardly wait to see them all. Every single one you showed till now was so different and unique. Gabriella's block s beautiful.

shellysquilts said...

J, The quilts look great! Gabriella's block is awesome! Congrates on all your progress. You are an inspiration! Happy sewing!

Sherri said...

Every block and every quilt is gorgeous! What a great block from the 11-year old! I'm impressed! And it's going to be amazing to start seeing these quilts quilted!

Katie Jean said...

I can't believe Gabriella is only 11 years old and her block is amazing! How cool is that!?!?

I love how all the quilts are coming together. They look great!

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Go Gabriella! She dipped into someone's scrap bag for sure, as that Asian umbrellas print on the right has been in my stash for at least 8 years!

Lynn said...

Good for Gabriella! I've really enjoyed watching the blocks turn into quilts.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Looking great! It's so amazing to see it coming together :) My block will be in the mail this afternoon!

nicolette said...

Gabriella is one very clever girl! Love the block she made!

And oh my... all those Improv quilts coming together! Good luck!

Jackie said...

Okay, so I should read blogs before e-mails, I guess. So you did get the e-mail about the quilts being done!! The quilting looks great, all are quilted differently. I am going to take some pictures and will put them on Flickr and also e-mail to you. How cool is that about Gabriella. What a neat girl. And that quilt from your anonymous donor, phenomenal. Just let me know when the next grouping of quilts is on its way. My machine is raring to go! Can't wait to see them in person.

MichelleB said...

Love Gabriella's block! I love the quilt that you made, too. Wonderful. I can hardly wait to see a completed top.

I have my block finished (finally!). I will get it in the mail today or tomorrow.

True Blue Nana said...

I love Garbriella's block what a talented young lady. I have sent my blocks. I am Nancy and True Blue Nana!

msalleycat said...

Go Gabriella ! It's pretty amazing to see all the names and their stars in the list to the right....I'm sure she's proud (as am I) to be included...once again, Jacquie, thank you so much for thinking this up and continuing to do all the work it takes to maintain the project.

Stephanie D. said...

Attagirl, Gabriella! I'm excited to see younger gals taking up quilting!

The quilts are looking lovely, Jacquie!

Alissa said...

Amazing work by Gabriella! And all of the quilts look wonderful!! Amazing job putting them together...

pricklypearbloom said...

I am going to be late, but I am still working on it. These are looking so great, Jacquie!

jackie said...

That young lady's quilt block is really fantastic!

em's scrapbag said...

Good job Gabriella! Your block is wonderful.
Jacquie the quilts are looks beautiful. You have done a truely amazing thing.

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

PS - it's my birthday today! Everyone is invited to come over to my blog and say hi.

Kerri said...

they all look so lovely!!

kat said...

Go Gabriella! What a great beginning to a new creative endeavor. (And Jacquie, hopefully my blocks won't be too horribly late - I sent them priority mail today!! sorry for the last minuteness. . . . )

aSprinkling said...

I believe that I am the Jennifer that you are missing. I don't think I put my blogger name on it.

henny said...

Gabriella's block is amazing...
Is she has a blog, i want to support/appreciate her for her amazing works :)
To jacquie,
sometimes I wonder of how many hours do you exactly have in a day?? I guess more than 24 h, because you could do anyeverything fast!! My goodness...

sewtakeahike said...

Gabriella is very talented! Her block is sweet and so is her story.

MightyMom said...

maybe I'll try this improv idea after all................................................

well I'm THINKING about it okay??

TammyR said...

I'm going to be late with my block, but I promise to work on it tonight after work!! The quilts looks great and what a wonderful idea!!
TammyR
tammy.robbins@ymail.com

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

I hope Gabriella has been bitten by the quilting bug - she did such a great job. and the little quilt is darling. I'm going to officially apologize and bow out. sorry, April hit me a lot sooner than expected.

Mal* said...

The dark brown sashing really makes that quilt work. What a wonderful project.

Rebekah said...

wow! It's so amazing how everyone is coming together with this!

amandajean said...

i love the red and aqua quilt with the brown sashing. it's wonderful!!!

Grey Cottage Studio said...

Jacqui,

I mailed three blocks yesterday (they will arrive in a flattened oatmeal box!). I hope they make it by tomorrow, if not, probably Thursday.

I labeled them from the DiMassimo family (return address labels), but that is me: Jill from Grey Cottage Studios. Can't wait to see them in a quilt! Thanks again for this wonderful project!

chermonblie said...

What a beautiful block from Gabriella! -- My block went out yesterday. You should have it right on time :)

syko kajsa said...

Lovely, colourful quilts! Gabriella's block sure is lovely, how great when the babies grow up to be big, crafty children!

I made my blocks last week so you should have them any day now!