Homebody QAL & Donate: Week 3

Updated: Jun 30

We are moving right along! I love Mondays as we begin new weeks and move one step closer to our finished quilt. Now that we've chosen our fabrics, sewn our HSTs, and trimmed them, it's time to settle into the flying geese. This week will move a bit faster for there are not as many flying geese as there were HSTs.

Here is a view of all my HSTs hanging out in a basket until further instruction.

As you begin the flying geese, you'll notice the instructions walk you through making (4) at a time. If this is new for you, I believe you'll love it. This method creates accurate flying geese. Just make sure to be as accurate as you can from the first step. Then by the end, you'll have beautiful soaring geese!

It's quite simple. Pin the D squares diagonal of each other RST with an A square. Sew 1/4" on both sides of your drawn line.

Trim along the drawn line.

Then add another D square to your two parts as shown in the photo. Again, sew 1/4" on both sides and trim on the drawn line.

At this point, after you finish the last stitch and trim, you'll end up with the (4) flying geese. Then we'll be finished for this week! So sit back and enjoy all those HSTs and flying geese eagerly awaiting to create blocks. Good job and keep it up. I'm so proud of you.

And now for the winner of week 2! And the winner is...@skynme2! Congratulations! Please reach out to me so I can get your prize to you.

I must add that this is a small group. SO...your chances of winning are quite great! All you need to do is post any of your progress on our Facebook Group or Instagram using #qalanddonate. Remember, it's not about bragging...it's about sharing your progress so more people will hear about QFKs and more quilters will join in to donate quilts! So don't be shy!

(If you're really shy, just shoot me an email of your progress and I'll count that!)

This week's prize is exciting! My friend, Liz @henryandetheldesigns is giving the winner a pattern bundle. The bundle is her retro 1963 style quilt patterns...4 total. Such a fun way to step back in time to the 1960s! So share away and good luck.

Let's take a moment to refocus and remember why we're here. The stories that Quilts for Kids, Inc. shares are inspiring. Whenever I hear a new story, I feel the burden to make another quilt, don't you? Below is another example of the generosity of QFKs and proof that our quilt making does make a difference...

Greeneville, TN, Chapter Supplies Quilts to Law Enforcement

Many times when police officers are called to a domestic abuse situation or a highway accident, there are frightened and confused children involved. Peg Burns, Greeneville, TN, Chapter donated 32 quilts to the Sheriff's Department of Greene County and to the Greeneville Police Department to comfort these little ones.

Wow. What a sweet moment that must be when a scared child receives a quilt! Those are the kinds of moments that last a lifetime. And that is the kind of comfort your quilt will gift a child! Never forget that with each HST trim or each sewn flying geese.

That's about it for this week. Remember, if you finish your quilt early, please read the following guidelines and make sure to include the return form below with your quilt. Just download it, print it, and follow the instructions. Let me know if you have any questions. I'm here for you!

Thank you again for participating in such a loving way! You are so dear and your quilt talents are extremely valuable. Never forget that!

Have a great week,

Beth Ann

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