ST&D: 28 down, 2 still to go

My first mail of 2018 was a squishy!

It was a promising start to my quilting year, and this lovely postcard block from Esther brings the total to 28 blocks received and only two more to come. They’re both coming from Margaret, and one of them I know is already done. The other is the final postcard block.

I’d like to thank all the participants for getting their contributions to me so quickly. I’ll now have a generous amount of time to  arrange, sandwich, quilt and assemble the blocks before the deadline in mid-April. On previous occasions it has sometimes been a bit of a narrow squeak to get it all done around my other activities, so I’m very grateful for the luxury of time.

I have a number of new ideas for future Ovarian Cancer Australia quilts. Some require very straightforward piecing only, others will have moderate appliqué elements, and other still need more advanced curved and paper-piecing skills. Whatever your skill level, there’s an OCA quilt to match it, so if you’d like to join us in 2018, either again or for the first time, let me know.

I hope your 2018 has begun as well as mine. May your year be satisfying, creative, healthy and happy!


31 thoughts on “ST&D: 28 down, 2 still to go

  1. How lovely that they have all been sent so promptly. I’m looking forward to seeing how you arrange them.

    • katechiconi says:

      Brilliant, isn’t it? I reckon Margaret’s two will arrive in about 2 weeks or so. I know where the ‘frank’ embroidery will sit but I’m not sure about the postcard, so it’ll have to wait till then. Meanwhile, I do have one or two other projects to play with… 🙂

  2. Wishing the same for you 🙂 🌹

  3. tialys says:

    I’m in again of course 🙂

  4. kathyreeves says:

    The anticipation is killing me!

    • katechiconi says:

      Not long to go, maybe another couple of weeks till Margaret’s blocks arrive. I must get the backing for Bonnard stitched up and then I can sandwich that and the design wall will be clear.

  5. magpiesue says:

    Esther’s block is wonderful! I’d like to contribute again. 🙂

  6. Esther’s block will look just great with the rest, love her design and fabrics. I would like to take part again if I feel I can, once I’ve seen what design you have in mind Kate. Such a wonderful project, I feel proud to be part of it.

  7. nanacathy2 says:

    This is lovely, and if you ever have a quilt for rank outsiders and total beginers I would love to join in. I might manage a bit of applique.

  8. claire93 says:

    ladies are not only generous with their contributions but also talented and punctual ^^

  9. Robin Murphy says:

    Lovely block from Esther, I would love to keep being involved Kate. I am getting a rather nice amount of Teal fabrics somehow they always end up coming home with me when I visit the fabric shops.

  10. Emma says:

    This is such a beautiful block! I would love to help with one of the easier blocks this year. Hopefully I can manage simple piecing 🙂 looking forward to see this one finished though, it will be a beauty!

  11. rutigt says:

    Of course I´ll join you! This is both exciting and also worth all effort.

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