Monday, February 25, 2019

More Red and White Blocks

Several more red and white blocks have been added to my design wall.  More are needed and some of these may not make the final cut, but I feel like I am closing in on this project. There is one bright block in the very center that bothers me.

My Tuesday sewing friends and I finished kitting up all four tubs of fabric that we had been given for anti-ouch pouches.  Last Wednesday, 509 kits were delivered to the project coordinator at the guild meeting.  Once packaged with sewing instructions, they can be distributed to the membership for construction.

I was recently reminded that it has been a while since I explained what anti-ouch pouches are.  They are a small cushion with adjustable straps that hang from the shoulder and provide protection to the surgical site for patients who have undergone breast surgeries or biopsies.  Working on this project gives me great joy because we hear from the recipients and know they are used and appreciated.  The web address for the pattern is listed on my sidebar. 

The average last freeze date for this area is February 23rd.  It will be interesting to see if that’s the case this year.  We are already seeing a lot of plants in bloom and I spotted some baby geese while driving home today.


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

and here they are saying the low 20's for four nights next week :( well it never end - our last freeze date though isn't until mid April although it is usually in March it seems

Debbie said...

The red and white is coming along and looks great. maybe if that block that bothers you was moved to the side it would be better. Things are beginning to pop here too...trees are budding. It is too early. We could be headed for disaster.

Frog Quilter said...

I love red and white quilts. Yours will be stunning!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

On the 5th row down the first and second blocks look like similar values. Maybe they could be near that center block to help it look like it belongs.

I wish our last freeze date was that early! It is really cold here again.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Looking good! I predict that we will have on and off cool and warm weather until Easter when it will probably be a nice cold front. This happens every year that Easter falls late in April! Of course then it will probably turn 100 on the 1st of May! LOL

Have a great day and I am sure that all those who receive your gifts will be thrilled!