13 August, 2013

First Round of Just One Slab Quilts


This was the stack of slabs a week ago. A few more hundred added, a few hundred taken away to make quilts. Total count as of this morning is over 1900 slabs received, not counting finished tops that have been sent.

Last week my sister-in-law, Lee, and Andrea came over to have an afternoon of sewing to get some quilt tops done. It was a fun, frenzied afternoon. We ended the day with 12 tops done. A few bundles of slabs taken home for more sewing, and prep for more sewing. Only 80 some more tops to get done!

This response is overwhelming! In a good way. I'll be honest, I'd hoped I would get 100-200 slabs for quilts. To get 10 times that is insanely awesome! One way or another these quilts will get done and donated to flood victims. If anyone local wants to assemble tops, quilt, or bind then let me know. Another sew day is set up for today and I'm putting together sets of blocks for people in town who can assemble quilts at home.

It's really fun putting together these quilts. Playing with colour and ideas is addictive. Here is the first crop of quilts, enjoy the show!


























33 comments:

Karen said...

Wow, those all look fantastic! Keep up the good work, I'm sure they will mean the world to their recipients.

Carmit said...

Magnificent! How exciting!

Lisa said...

They look wonderful! What a great thing you girls are doing.

Colleen Potter said...

The tops look fantastic ! They are so bright and colorful, sure to bring some light into their recipients surroundings. I got kinda giddy when I picked out one of my blocks in one of the photos. This is such a generous undertaking for you and all the others involved. Best wishes.

Nicole Hannah said...

What a lot of work you've done! And what good works you've started.

(I saw three of my blocks - squee!)

Kelli said...

One word. WOW!

Pam said...

WOW!! so impressed w the response!!
and with your progress! looking sooo good xoxox

Calgaryquilter said...

They look great! I can help with some of the quilting if you send some with Lee.

Charmaine

Cathy Tomm said...

Wow, so much fun to see all the quilt tops in the works. I know I enjoyed making my blocks, so I will have to use your slabs for some other charity quilts down the road. Thanks for showing some to us.

Josie McRazie said...

Çheryl I SO wish I lived closer! I would bind my heart out for you! But I don't think my husband would let me make the 28 hour trip (give or take an hour or three!)

Emily said...

They are shaping up beautifully!

Beth said...

Wow! What amazing quilt tops and quilts. Every one a beauty. And each one will be comfort to someone.

Michele T said...

I am amazed and it chokes me up seeing all those blocks piled up and quilts sewn together... beautiful and heart warming!! Thanks for all you have done and are doing... sure wish I was there to help!

Leanne said...

Wow, you are doing great and what a wonderful bunch of quilts this is going to produce. If you have any left to sew in September I could help out from Edmonton.

cambric cotton, pins and needles said...

These are amazing, I love all the colour, they will really brighten someones day. I have a question what is a slab? Here in Australia we have blocks, quilt tops etc but I have never heard slab used.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Wow! I wish I lived closer so I could help! The quilt tops look great. Lots of variety! thanks for co-ordinations this project!

The Cozy Quilter said...

*co-ordinating. (Dumb spelling correct on my iPad!)

The Cozy Quilter said...

I just looked again and saw the quilt top that my friends and I put together for you in the pictures! Very excited to see that it arrived!

Bonnie C said...

Not seeing my blocks yet but So impressed with all that has been done!

MariQuilts said...

Wow...these look amazing!!

sulu-design said...

Wow. Just wow.

Esther F. said...

LOL, I just spotted one of my blocks... WOW! This is such a great charity!!! love you for doing all of this!
Esther
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Suzanne said...

One could really study the slabs to see how unique they all are and one can really appreciate the love that has poured into this project. I wish I were local to help as well.

Thanks for taking on the endeavor and for sharing the beautiful pictures.

Victoria said...

Oh my gosh, those are crazy beautiful! I am in awe of all the work you and your helpers are doing. Just blows me away.

paccana said...

Thank you so much for posting

VeeV said...

AMAZING!!!!!
go cheryl go!!!!
xo
eva

Di~ said...

fun to look through to find my slabs...didn't find but that's ok, you are doing a great work here, wish I could come sew with you, I bet that would be a riot! :)

Megan said...

These look so great! These quilts will be well loved!

derekbrowns said...

These quilts are beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing.

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

You are doing an incredible thing here, Cheryl. Thank you for helping with this tragedy , comfort will be truly appreciated.

Dominique said...

Wow! That is impressive! Glad you have friends to help you out with this monumental task.

Heather A said...

Wow! Fantastic progress. I'm tickled to be able to spot my orange slab in the bunch. Thanks for all the work you and your dedicated friends are doing to make these quilts for those needing some comfort.

Anonymous said...

I've heard the physical devastation is worse than that in the U.S. after Katrina, so you know these people need all the comfort they can get. Bravo on an excellent idea and success in your giving of time and money. God Bless you!