Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The support for Love for Layla has been overwhelming. I seriously get chills when I take the blocks out to look at them.

Our total block count as of right now is 148. I can't believe it. When I first discussed this idea with Heather I thought maybe we could get the co-op involved. These lovely ladies blogged and tweeted and even got a few threads shut down on Etsy. Word spread and an abundance of love was shown.

I'm waiting on just a few more blocks and then will begin construction. I've started work on the centerpiece of the parents quilt and have dived blocks evenly between Jenna and Claire's quilt.

I have a HUGE list of people I want to link to that didn't send any information with their blocks. If this is you please email me at and let me know your blog, Etsy, flickr...whatever! I just want to make sure you get the credit you so deserve!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

ORBC Pinwheel Quilt Along

I love the Old Red Barn Co blog but I love the quilt alongs even more. Everyone is so helpful and creative. I love to look through the gallery just looking at color choices for inspiration.

What I DON'T love is this quilt. I'm not sure why, I love aqua, red and white, I like the idea of pinwheels, but when its all put together its just a little ehh. I also was out of a true white so I used Kona snow. Against the Ta Dots it looks a little dingy, especially up close.

Perhaps its because the back stretched and puckered like nobody's business. I think the real reason is I REALLY want to tear into my new Dewberry fabric to make a living room quilt. I'm making myself hold off until Layla's quilts are done though!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

So far behind

I totally admit I'm a horrible blogger. I just feel like I can never keep up.

I do want you to know that Love for Layla is turning out to be a success!

Blocks are starting to roll in and we're gaining more and more exposure. I want to thank everyone who has participated or even just sent words of encouragement. I think we're doing a wonderful thing and hope it comforts the Marsh family in some small way.