Signed, Tealed & Delivered: Ready, set…. go!

And here we are again. Time for another Ovarian Cancer donation quilt.

Signed, Tealed & Delivered has a postal theme, as you can see from the original sketch I showed some months ago. The response to my call for block contributors has been outstanding, and I will be emailing everyone who volunteered with confirmation of what they’re making, attaching a pattern if necessary.

As always, the colour scheme is based around various shades of teal and cream, in 100% cotton quilting weight fabrics. However, with this quilt, I’m encouraging the use of other colours in the envelope linings and postcard fronts, to ensure this quilt is lively, colourful and varied. Pink, apricot, orange, emerald, dark blue and lilac are all possible additions.

As you know, there’s a paper piecing pattern for the ‘lined envelope’ blocks, and it’s pretty simple, so shouldn’t present too many difficulties. The ‘postcard’ blocks can be pieced or appliqué (personally, I’ll be using appliqué), and as you can see, there’s a postcard front and a back on each block. I think it would be a lovely idea to put your name on the address portion of the postcard back but not, of course, your address! It could be permanent marker, embroidery, etc. If anyone would prefer not to do this, let me know and I’ll let the others know that it’s not happening, so the blocks are all consistent. How you achieve the postcard is completely up to you, but if you need ideas, I’m happy to offer suggestions. Email me!

The four large envelope blocks in the corners can be achieved with simple piecing of triangles. Finally, there are the centre blocks, the stamp, the frank and the OCA ribbon. I have a brave volunteer for embroidering the frank, and I’ll be doing the stamp and ribbon blocks myself. The binding will be in the ‘airmail’ stripe fabric I sourced previously. I’m not sure what colour the sashing will be this time; I’ll wait to see what the block layout looks like so I can check what colour the quilt is ‘asking’ for.

The sizing follows the previous quilts. The blocks will finish at 12 inches square, and I’d ask you to give me an unfinished block of AT LEAST 12½ inches square, preferably a bit larger if possible. This will ensure that when the blocks are quilted I still have plenty of leeway for trimming out.

Ideally, I’ll have all the blocks in by the end of January, to give me plenty of time to quilt and assemble (I think I need to do something a bit more elaborate than quilted wiggly lines this time!), so hopefully that’s enough time for everyone to get their block or two sorted out. I’ll be posting the incoming blocks as they arrive, to keep everyone’s creativity flowing.

So here we go. Time to start sorting out your teal-ish fabrics, fabulous OCA Quilt Volunteers 🙂

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36 thoughts on “Signed, Tealed & Delivered: Ready, set…. go!

  1. It’s going to be beautiful! I love the design you came up with out of that talented brain of yours.

    • katechiconi says:

      It all comes from the puns I love so much, playing on the word Teal. This idea sprang from the word Seal, which gave me Signed, Sealed & Delivered, and from there, the postal theme. I have the next two names lined up already!

  2. kymlucas says:

    As always, thanks to all who support ovarian cancer funding with your talent in this way, especially to Kate, who takes the lead. ❤️❤️❤️

  3. I will watch the building of the quilt with anticipation. Who said quilting wasn’t a spectator sport? 🙂

  4. tialys says:

    I’ve already got my little box of teal out and printed out the paper piecing pattern. I await further instructions.

  5. nanacathy2 says:

    Good luck everyone, an amazing venture.

  6. I think this one is going to be a stunner – what a great way to support the charity.

    • katechiconi says:

      The collaborative nature of these quilts is what I enjoy: everyone makes something different and unique, and I’d never get such originality into a quilt if I made it all myself.

  7. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    I loooove ! the enveloppes !! You are such an angel for doing this !

  8. rutigt says:

    First I had some problem understanding how to make the postcard, back and front??? Now that I see your sketch I fully understand 🙂

  9. I got your email and am ready to go!

  10. Looking forward to seeing this project as it goes along.

  11. magpiesue says:

    Looks like you’re tooling right along on Sea Glass. I have received all the info for this project. Was glad to see your original sketch again though! I’ll do my best to stretch my simple envelopes to a generous 12.5″ but I don’t want to alter any of the patch dimensions for fear of screwing up the blocks altogether.

    • katechiconi says:

      No, that’ll be OK. To be honest, I’m mainly concerned about the paper pieced and appliqué blocks, which have a tendency to either contract or lose a tiny bit on each seam. Yours should be fine! And if anything does come in a bit small, I’ll simply do what I’ve had to do in the past, and take a smidge off each block to make them a uniform size.

  12. knitnkwilt says:

    Love your titles as well as your designs!

  13. […] needed teal envelope blocks for her cancer fundraising quilt. At 12 inches square (plus generous seam allowances), it is an enlarged version of The Littlest […]

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