Sometimes, it’s bills, sometimes junk mail. And just sometimes, the mailbox contains a thing of delight.
Or in this case, two things of delight. The lovely Lynda of Life on the Farmlet has sent me two really wonderful paper pieced envelope blocks to kick off the commencement of Signed, Tealed & Delivered (ST&D), the next Ovarian Cancer collaborative quilt for their next fundraising event in May 2018.
I’ll be posting a call to action at the beginning of September, to remind all of you who’ve said you’d make a block or two what I need you to make, and if necessary, providing the paper piecing pattern which was kindly adapted to the size we need by Katy Cameron of The Littlest Thistle from her Easter post this year. I’ll also repost the sketch of the quilt to remind people what the design looks like.
What a lovely surprise. It could so easily have been the electricity bill!
I’ve been thinking about mine now that I finally got the printer to talk to my laptop downstairs. Looks like tomorrow’s list should include the printing I want completed for my next round of projects. Those envelopes are great. I wasn’t sure if they were actual stationery at first!
Isn’t her piecing perfect? And the fabrics she’s used for the envelope linings are just wonderful. I think this quilt is going to be sensational…
I’m inspired for sure!
Oh, these are gorgeous!
I was just thinking about the next quilt the other day and wondering when the ‘call’ would go out. I will start amassing my teals.
Aren’t they lovely? I find them really inspiring, and can feel myself getting excited about starting ST&D in a couple of weeks. Better buck up with the hand quilting, hadn’t I?
What a gorgeous pair of envelopes! I love both the pattern and the colors.
As always with the Ovarian Cancer quilts, the theme will be variations on cream and teal, but Lynda has chosen some particularly gorgeous fabrics.
How experienced would one need to be to contribute a square?
I only have two postcard appliqué blocks left that aren’t allocated. I probably wouldn’t suggest a total novice take one of those on, but if you’d like to contribute, how about joining the next project? There are a couple of quilt titles I have in mind requiring quite simple blocks.
It’s a deal! Thank you, Kate.
don’t they send you the electricity bill via email? 😉
They would if we asked them to, but we like paper for some bills… It makes comparing bills for same time different years a bit easier.
Aren’t they amazing? To begin with, when I saw the first photograph, I thought this was going to be a post about stationery! I love both of the ‘inside envelope’ fabrics.
They do look remarkably realistic, which is why I want the block design for this ‘postal’ themed quilt. I hope there will be other lovely linings…
Hi Kate, do the inner linings need to be in teals as well? Mu
Probably not, but it might be nice if there was a bit of teal in the pattern to tie in with the rest. It’s up to you, though :-). I’m hoping for lots of pretty envelopes of all kinds, and I’m not making lots of rules.
Those are wonderful. The quilt will be gorgeous if that is any sign.
I think it will. Lynda has set the bar high, and I feel we will all be inspired by her work 🙂
Oh dear, those are gorgeous. I hope I can contribute without paper piecing.
Of course you can. The corner blocks are simple piecing, no paper required 🙂
These are gorgeous, I haven’t forgotten about the cross-stitch 🙂
I have a chart made up but I need to check the sizes…
I thought they were actual envelopes too. What a delight to come through the post. Your quilt will be stunning.
I think it’s going to be quite special, along the same lines as Time for Teal, right at the beginning, with all the teapots and cups.
Kate, I’m blushing. Glad you and everyone liked them so well!
They really are super-lovely 🙂
Lynda, they are really amazing:)!
Thank you, Tracy. 🙂
What a lovely idea for a group quilt! If you have any openings left, I would be happy to help:). You are so kind to organize these beautiful quilts.❤️❤️
The original concept can be found here:
(https://talltalesfromchiconia.wordpress.com/2017/04/29/youve-got-mail-2). As with all the Ovarian Cancer quilts, the colour scheme is variations on cream and teal, but with this one I’m opening it to including small amounts of other colours to make it nice and colourful.
Thank you so much for offering to help! The more the merrier 🙂
I still need three more pieced envelopes like the ones Lynda made, and two of the postcard blocks. What would you like to make?
I would be happy to make two pieced envelopes, but can make three. I just don’t want take the fun from others who may want to join in. Do you have a specific pattern you want me to use, or should I design my own?
Two would be great!
I have a pattern, the one Lynda used, which has been resized for us especially by the designer (Katy Cameron). I’m hoping everyone will use it so the envelopes all look the same, I think it will make the design more cohesive. I’ll launch the project in early September, and will send the pattern to everyone who is making one of these blocks at that time.
Perfect! I will wait until September then👍🏻
Meanwhile, could you send me your email address? I will need it for sending you the pattern. You can find mine on the Contact Me page on this blog.
I just sent you an email❤️
I got it, thank you! You’re on the list 🙂
Oh wow. These blocks are lovely! Can’t wait to see more
Aren’t they? I think this quilt is going to be quite special.
Put me down for one if you need more contributors. (I’ll ask more precisely about what I am volunteering for later. 🙂 )
PS: don’t reply via WordPress as my ancient phone has spat the dummy on the WordPress app and I can no longer read replies in any form other than email.
Welcome aboard. Email reply on the way!
Those look so amazing I really thought they were real envelopes for a second. Really a lovely job, can’t wait to see this quilt come together. On another note I really thought about you last week, the car in front of us had a plate in support of ovarian cancer research, with a teal background, and I immediately thought about your beautiful quilts 😊
I´m ready to start sewing the blocks, I´ve been thinking about them through the summer. I think I should sew two applikation and one PP. Is that right? Two letters and one postcard?
I’ll email you soon to confirm 🙂 I’ll be doing a project-start post at the beginning of September, and the emails will go out at that time.
Looking forward to that 🙂 and if you find this answer some where else in your comments, it´s just my finger pressing on the wrong button 🙂
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