Sharleen Jespersen, who has a habit of making beautiful quilts
for really good causes,
makes this beautiful 9.5″ x 12.5″ (24.2 cm x 31.8 cm) block for The 70273 Project
in honor of her daughter and tucks it inside Envelope #9.
Thank you, Sharleen. I’m honored and delighted
that you’ve chosen to be a part of
The 70273 Project.
I met Kathleen Loomis at a fiber arts workshop
in Louisville, KY a couple of years ago,
and I was delighted to open Envelope #10
to find this 3.5 x 6.5 (9 cm x 16.5 cm) block from her.
” I am working on a quilt that references the American flag,
and right now I’m alternating
between sewing on the red and white areas.
I had lots of different white fabrics in piles
on my cutting table,
so I grabbed the top one off the pile
and cut a block for you and The 70273 Project.
The red parts are being heavily stitched
and cut into ‘postage stamps’.
I assemble a large panel of quilt sandwich
and then stitch and stitch and stitch
for a while before cutting it into 1-1/2 inch squares.
Sometimes at the end of the cutting
there’s a very skinny pice left over,
which of course I would never throw away
even if it’s only 1/4 inch wide.
So I picked up a skinny bit that was sitting
on my sewing table, cut it into four parts,
and stitched them onto the white ground fabric.
I would estimate total work time at 2.7 minutes.”
Thank you, Kathleen. Look forward to seeing that quilt
that lent us some pieces for The 70273 Project.
In Envelope #11,
we find four blocks created by Julie Taylor.
“Cecilie had her physical and mental challenges
and passed at too young of an age.”
Thank you, Julie.
You pay beautiful homage to Cecilie.
Hailing from the U.K., we have Envelope #12
containing this 6.5″ x 9.5″ (24.2 cm x 31.8 cm) block made by
It makes me think of two friends
holding hands as they go willingly
– because they’re “disabled”
which means they don’t know anything but Trust –
off with the person who ultimately
shepherds them to their death.
Thank you, Catherine, for this block that tells a story.
Have you made some blocks?
Joined the Facebook group?
Liked the Facebook page?
Told three (or more) others about The 70273 Project?
And on we grow . . .
thanks to y’all.