Birthday Swap 2020/2021

Old 08-04-2020, 08:01 AM
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Thanks for the yardage info, Barb. Now to pick a color.
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Old 08-04-2020, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by barbarakibler23 View Post
WMUTeach....have you taken pictures of all of the quilts you have made with the 2.5" candies?

How big is a Project Linus quilt?

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Barbara, I have taken a photo of almost all of my quilts. Just my way of documenting my work. I am guessing about 20 total from 2.5 squares, but I have not done an exact count.

I contacted the local Project Linus Coordinator in my area and asked about size. She said the quilts/blankets go to all ages from babies to 18 year-olds. My first donation was two quilts that were twin and two that were child sized. What really touched my heart is in just the area I am in in, southwest Michigan, there are requests for 800 quilts or blankets as of last week. When I contacted her about 6 weeks ago the request was 500. I also understand that there are other smaller organizations that make preemie quilts that are funneled through Project Linus. I contacted them a couple of months ago but because of COVID my local group has not met. This group also makes items for breast cancer patients, NICU (those little bitty knit caps) and other items for hospitalized folks. I had not idea there was such a need.

"Project Linus donates blankets to children, infants through teens. Many sizes are appropriate depending on chapter need. For example, blankets could be as small as 36" 36." The majority of Project Linus blankets are about 40" 60", or what is called "crib size." Blankets could be as large as twin size for teens." - From their website https://www.projectlinus.org/
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Thank you!

7/22 - Gaijin

7/25 - djmat, lum, patricksmom
7/27 - quiltinglawyer, hav4boys, barbarakibler23, marygpearce
7/28 - wendymcd
7/30 - travelinggramma, janicemcc
7/31 - irishmom
8/1 - wmuteach, nzquilter, crispyfrog
8/3 - aborning, macybaby
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Old 08-04-2020, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by WMUTeach View Post
Barbara, I have taken a photo of almost all of my quilts. Just my way of documenting my work. I am guessing about 20 total from 2.5 squares, but I have not done an exact count.

I contacted the local Project Linus Coordinator in my area and asked about size. She said the quilts/blankets go to all ages from babies to 18 year-olds. My first donation was two quilts that were twin and two that were child sized. What really touched my heart is in just the area I am in in, southwest Michigan, there are requests for 800 quilts or blankets as of last week. When I contacted her about 6 weeks ago the request was 500. I also understand that there are other smaller organizations that make preemie quilts that are funneled through Project Linus. I contacted them a couple of months ago but because of COVID my local group has not met. This group also makes items for breast cancer patients, NICU (those little bitty knit caps) and other items for hospitalized folks. I had not idea there was such a need.

"Project Linus donates blankets to children, infants through teens. Many sizes are appropriate depending on chapter need. For example, blankets could be as small as 36" 36." The majority of Project Linus blankets are about 40" 60", or what is called "crib size." Blankets could be as large as twin size for teens." - From their website https://www.projectlinus.org/
Great info WMUTeach...thanks for sharing.

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Update:
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Old 08-07-2020, 03:33 AM
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Oh Barbara, I know that quilt! It is my avatar and I have made several using the pattern. Now I have made one more! Thanks for the Mystery!

The example in the photo was made from Birthday Swap squares, just in color families. I also made one in orange/brown/yellow and gave it to a colleague as a picnic quilt. No photo. A nice adjustable pattern.
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Old 08-07-2020, 04:10 AM
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Did you know what we were making?

yours is beautiful!

Do you have pictures of the others you have made?



Originally Posted by WMUTeach View Post
Oh Barbara, I know that quilt! It is my avatar and I have made several using the pattern. Now I have made one more! Thanks for the Mystery!

The example in the photo was made from Birthday Swap squares, just in color families. I also made one in orange/brown/yellow and gave it to a colleague as a picnic quilt. No photo. A nice adjustable pattern.

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Old 08-07-2020, 04:54 PM
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I don't have a photo of the orange/yellow/ brown but have asked the new owner for a photo. Will post if I get one. I stumbled on the Wedding Dress Blue site a number of years ago and have made several beyond than the Growing Up Odd quilts. https://weddingdressblue.wordpress.com/ Click on the "Tutorials" to find her step by step directions. Most quilts are scrappy and either 2" or 2.5" squares easy to do. I was working on the Fading Charms this afternoon, just so I could use up more 2.5's.(ran out of sashing and need to go shopping for more.) This week I have used about 2,500 squares! None are finished and one was a UFO. all need something, such as a final row of sashing, backing or what ever to be quilted. Tomorrow, I will assemble our mystery in pink and purple. Looking forward to seeing your versions of this quilt.

I am considering a RWB and a little gold version of this but will have to dive into my scrap bin and cut, cut, cut.

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This is a link to the tutorial https://weddingdressblue.wordpress.c...-up-odd-quilt/
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Old 08-07-2020, 07:58 PM
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wmu -I love the color groupings in that quilt
barb - thanks for the reveal, looking forward to completing!
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