Squishy delight!

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!

47 thoughts on “Squishy delight!

  1. kathyreeves says:

    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!

  2. tialys says:

    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.

    • katechiconi says:

      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?

  3. What a gorgeous pair of envelopes! I love both the pattern and the colors.

  4. don’t they send you the electricity bill via email? 😉

  5. 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.

  6. Robin Murphy says:

    Hi Kate, do the inner linings need to be in teals as well? Mu

    • katechiconi says:

      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.

  7. Those are wonderful. The quilt will be gorgeous if that is any sign.

  8. magpiesue says:

    Oh dear, those are gorgeous. I hope I can contribute without paper piecing.

  9. craftycreeky says:

    These are gorgeous, I haven’t forgotten about the cross-stitch 🙂

  10. anne54 says:

    I thought they were actual envelopes too. What a delight to come through the post. Your quilt will be stunning.

  11. Lynda says:

    Kate, I’m blushing. Glad you and everyone liked them so well!

  12. 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.❤️❤️

  13. jessicacrafts says:

    Oh wow. These blocks are lovely! Can’t wait to see more

  14. 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.

  15. Emma says:

    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 😊

  16. rutigt says:

    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?

    • katechiconi says:

      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.

      • rutigt says:

        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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