Packing Up For Linus

This is the photo post I promised earlier this week during Talk To Me Tuesday.

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We’ve had two sewing days in the last month where Linus volunteers get together to stitch quilt tops. Usually, these tops are pre-cut and ready to sew together. Sometimes it’s a pre-printed panel that just needs borders or a donation of pre-made blocks. These sewing days are always a lot of fun and we get tons accomplished.

After piecing the quilt tops, they go off to our fabulous long-arm quilters who do a beautiful job quilting them for us.

Quilt Tops Pieced at Linus Work Days Dec/Jan

Scrappy Brick Quilt, a favorite pattern for work days

January 2012 donation, made by me

This was my first new crochet project for 2012. These were all yarns that were donated to Linus in December. I brought home a tangled snarl of yarns and turned them into this. It’s all double stranded, DC, and super simple, but I really like how squishy and soft it is!

January 2012 donation, made by me

Box Stitch baby blanket, crocheted by me, end of December, beginning of January.

Quilt Tops Pieced at Linus Work Days Dec/Jan

Pieced during the December work day, blocks donated by Kristel. Kristel, I hope you’ll forgive me for the willy-nilly layout!

Quilt Tops Pieced at Linus Work Days Dec/Jan

Pieced at the January sewing day. This top and the following were pieced out of a huge assorted stack of funky 5 1/2″ pre-cuts fabrics. I just grabbed and stitched! The string pieced blocks were in the stack, too.

Quilt Tops Pieced at Linus Work Days Dec/Jan

Quilt Tops Pieced at Linus Work Days Dec/Jan

A panel that needed borders. Almost instant gratification!

Quilt Tops Pieced at Linus Work Days Dec/Jan

This was a panel that was cleverly puzzle-pieced together by Osie. She did the cutting, I did the stitching.

pieced by clumsy_chord

Wonky Stars quilt, top donated by Kristel. Quilted by Marge.

by ladyoflosttimes

Afghan donated by ladyoflosttimes

made by Terry

Afghan donated by Terry M.

made by Terry

Afghan donated by Terry M.

The Linus Connection meets tomorrow to collect and distribut blankets to children in need throughout Central Texas, I hope to see you there!

Paper Pieced Pattern-A-Day Garden Party Blog Hop

Paper Pieced Pattern-A-Day Blog Hop Call for designers – We’ve had some great people sign up so far, but there is still space available! If you think you might like to design a block for April, please check out the post and fill out the form. We’re going to have a blast sharing Garden Party patterns for the entire month of April!

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Workshops are open!

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3 thoughts on “Packing Up For Linus

  1. clumsykristel

    No need to apologize about the willy-nilly approach to block-placement in that purple/black quilt — I didn’t make the blocks with any plan in mind, so it probably would have turned into some sort of frustrating several day exercise in trying to optimize the placements, and I’d probably have eventually just given up and sewn them together randomly in the end anyway 😀

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    1. ofenjen Post author

      After trying a layout or two, I just stitched them totally randomly and how they ended up was how they ended up. I like the way it came out, and everyone at the work day loved your colors!

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