Another Positivity Quilt-Along Update

Well, well, well. While we are busy trying to spread positivity all throughout blog land and beyond, it is time for a linky party. Today is the day for half of the 48 blocks to be shared if you care to join in. This Positivity quilt-along is for Mercy Hospital in Sacramento, CA and it is time for a wee bit of another update, don’t you think?! Where should you go to check on all the details and to link up, you ask??!! Why Bernie’s website at Needle and Foot!

Quilt-Along Details Again

The free quilt-along has a nice, easy pace. Preeti has shared the schedule and some details about different block options. There are even sponsors – and some very fabulous ones. Bernie at Needle and Foot coordinates for the Mercyful Quilts program. She shared some excellent details about the charity as well as quilting/mailing options. Somehow, today’s linky party for the first 24 blocks snuck up and surprised us. Half the quilt top! Yikes.

Another Positivity First

So, we shared our first update last week about how we decided to use a Riley Blake rolie polie called Kisses for the pluses. Saturday morning I shared a photo on Instagram with my stack of positivity work for the day.

Yup, Sue was all finished cutting out all the pieces we need for our 48 blocks. Talk about using a rolie polie to its full advantage – do you see the salvages and wee bit of fabric pieces that are leftover?!! Good job, Sue, on maximizing the fabric strips!

Another Positivity Eight

As I mentioned, we shared our first twelve blocks just last week. At first, we were going to squish all 24 blocks on our design wall next to Addison’s ballerina center block (share space nicely, please).

Instead, we picked out some (eight) of our favorite blocks so far. Do you do that as you iron? I often find myself saying, oooooh, you’re so pretty. You are my favorite block but don’t tell your friends. And so it goes until there are eight favorites for no other reason than the color combinations speak out. Sue and I often agree on our favorites, thankfully. That yellow one with the navy cornerstones still speaks out the loudest to me as well as the two tones of green. I’d be hard-pressed to find a block I didn’t like in this half-finished quilt.

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14 Responses

  1. So many pretty colours! Great job on the cutting Sue!

  2. plstockwell says:

    Love all your beautiful blocks!

  3. Your colorful blocks are sure to bring a bit of cheer.

  4. JanineMarie says:

    Beautiful clear colors! And is that print a gingham on the bias. Squeal!

  5. Kathleen McCormick says:

    What a happy version. Love that you have a worker bee to do all the cutting – it sure helps. It remains to be seen if I get through all of them today….but I am going to try, I think I have 24 cut out. I am thinking of adding a border, more for color as I am feeling it is a bit bland. Let’s see what shows up on Monday or Tuesday morning in the blog!

  6. Those are pretty blocks, Roseanne! Don’t we all talk to ourselves, I mean *our quilts,* as we sew?! 😉 I love the plus fabric you’re using that has a little print to it when you zoom in on the photo.

  7. Cheree Hull says:

    Ah ha ha ha! Yes, I pick out favorite blocks! Now THAT is my kind of conservation on the jelly roll! Nicely done!


    A bunch of beautiful blocks. I think there are polka dots on the colors. I like the red cross with blue cornerstones. I think I have 28 blocks done. Will have to lay out some for a photo and link it up. Great job cutting Sue and great job sewing Roseanne!

  9. These are so fun and colorful!!!

  10. Preeti says:

    I love them all. So bright, so solid and so perfect!!!

  11. Mari says:

    Ha! I often talk to my blocks, too, but most often I’m scolding them for not behaving. Your blocks look great, so bright and happy. Have a great afternoon!

  12. They are all beautiful, ladies!! Sue did such a great job utilizing all of that rolie polie. Great job!

  13. Vicki in MN says:

    They are all so very pretty, but I am with Wendy on this one yellow with the orange corners are speaking to me!

  14. Wendy Tuma says:

    It should come as no surprise that the yellow with the orange cornerstones is my fav. Haha. I need to get my post written. Anyway – your blocks look great in those bright colors!

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