First Positivity Quilt-Along Update

We are spreading positivity all throughout blog land and beyond. This quilt-along is for Mercy Hospital in Sacramento, CA and it is time for a wee bit of an update, don’t you think?!

Quilt-Along Details First

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. Coming up next, on the 27th, is a linky party for the first 24 blocks. That’s half the quilt top! Yikes, I’d better get busy or we’ll end up behind.

Positivity First

After finally deciding on which Plus block to make, we used a Riley Blake jelly roll called Kisses for the pluses. Each strip makes two Plus blocks AND eight cornerstone pieces. Sue came up with an elaborate system for the Corner Plus block’s layout. There are lots of labels and a grid involved. Good thing all I have to do is to sew!

Positivity Twelve

Yesterday, we shared our first four blocks in our To-Do update but now we can share our first twelve Cornered Plus Positivity blocks. We are one-quarter through the block-making project. The four-patch squares formed in the corners appealed to us, especially when made from Kisses!

We’ve got a lot more colors to come so those corner four-patches will be a jumble of colors. I’m mentally calling this quilt Positivity Kisses which will be loaded with lots of {{hugs}}, too. How oh how should this be quilted, is the question I’ve begun asking myself.

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16 Responses

  1. Roseanne your quilt is so bright, pretty and is definitely being made with love. This will be fun to see how it progresses and how you quilt it. 😉

  2. Loooove it!!! And cool that you figured out how to do it with a jelly roll and no waste!! It looks awesome and will definitely bring love!

  3. Chrisknits says:

    Love it! Especially the name you’ve been calling it. It will be full of love and hope when done.

  4. Bernie says:

    Wonderful start to your Postivity Quilt. I have 1/2 dozen blocks done and most of the cutting is done. So, I am making progress!

  5. Susan says:

    Looking good, and it isn’t even Aug. 31 yet! LOL I love where this is going.

  6. Gail Sheppard says:

    Looking good!!!
    How fun to have Sue figure out all the details! 🙂

  7. Kathleen McCormick says:

    Such great blocks! Congrats for keeping up. I did some cutting today and more tomorrow. I hope to sew them through the weekend then cut a few more. I am organizing my fabric a bit at the same time, not easy.


    This will make someone soooo happy when they get it. I know you’ll come up with the right quilting pattern at the time.

  9. Dawn says:

    Roseanne, great bright and happy blocks! I like how you made the cornerstones different colors! I just love this QAL. I have so much on my plate that I’m not sure if I can join in! I even set aside fabric…I’m still hopeful even if not very realistic! I want to do it all.

  10. Wendy Tuma says:

    Those blocks are so cheerful and happy, and you are buzzing right along!

  11. Mary says:

    I love your version of Positivity. Mine is much more sedate with using the background fabric for the cornerstones.

  12. Karla says:

    Love the colors!

  13. Love all the color! Love the blocks! 🙂

  14. So pretty and colorful! Those corner blocks really are happy blocks! You could quilt wavy lines and call it Waves of Positive Kisses and Hugs!! But then, that’s a LONG name! LOL

  15. I’ve said this before, Roseanne – you and Sue make good sewing partners! I love how she has everything all laid out for you and you just sew. That plan sounds like it will make a great quilt design and I love your fabric choices, too!

  16. Lovely blocks, they’re happy blocks!

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