Movie Night QAL & Donate: Week 3

Welcome to the halfway mark! Can you believe it? I sure can't. At this point, we've cut our fabrics and learned to sew curves. Let's jump into our last week of making blocks.



Tri-toned Blocks

This week we will speed things up a bit with the Tri-Toned Blocks. These are very simple to make and come together quite quickly. In my mind, this is the turning point in making the Movie Night Quilt as the progression from here on out moves along and we'll be finished before you know it.


To begin, we'll start with (1) C1 square.

Place an E square RST at one corner after you have drawn a diagonal line on the back of the E square.

Sew along your drawn line and then trim 1/4" away from the sewn line.

Repeat the same steps with your D square on the opposite corner.


It's that simple! Now you have a Tri-Toned block. You will be making (24) total. And I know you'll be surprised at how fast they come together.

Week 2 Winner

Now it's time to announce the winner of Week 2! Whoever wins this week receives the Quilt Necklace and the Rose Gold Mini Quilt pattern. And without any further delay, the winner is fla7freespirit from our Friends Group!


Congratulations!! I hope you love your new necklace and a new project to make. Please reach out to me so we can work out the details. Enjoy, my friend.


Week 3 Prize

For Week 3, the prize is an Ahoy! Mermaids Fat Eighth fabric bundle from Magnolia Cotton Design with the Scrappy Movie Night Quilt in mind! You could make two of these quilts to donate should you desire to do so. I've included a mockup to help you get started.


(Please note: the Fat Eighths is the Fabric 3 in the Scrappy version. Fabrics 1, 2, and 4 are not included.)




A friendly reminder...post on Instagram using #qalanddonate or on the Friend's Group. Every post is an entry on either place. Good luck!


QFK News

Included in the monthly emails, QFK enjoys sharing monthly stats. Looking back to May of this year, here is what the donations looked like...


"Many boxes and bags of quilts crafted with love went out last month to children through these organizations:


Eastern Maine Medical

St Peters - New Brunswick NJ

Smiles for Guatemala

Beds for Kids (One House at a Time) PA

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Kindred House PA

Chester County Hospital PA

Foundation for the Marooned Nigeria (via Indiana)"


"During the month of May, you sent in or dropped off 762 quilts to make sure we have enough for every child who needs comfort."


Wow! That's a lot of quilts! And that's a lot of children being comforted. One way for me to grasp this is to imagine 762 quilters in one room making a quilt each. We would most certainly need a massive room. And coming soon, your quilt will be included in a new number as well as handed over to the arms of a little one.


Finish Your Quilt Early?

Hearing news like this motivates me to finish my quilt and I pray it does for you as well. Should you finish your quilt early, let me remind you to include the return from with your quilt. Not only does QFK keep record of the number of quilts that come in but also where they come from. So when you include your return form, they know it comes from our QAL & Donate group! Please let me know if you have any questions on the donation process. You can also see the guidelines here if you need more information.


Closing

It is my prayer that the motivation of donating quilts grows more and more everyday among quilters like you and me. Personally, I can find myself spending a lot of time in my sewing space thinking about quilts I can make for myself. I do love keeping quilts but I'm finding it truly is so much better to give than to receive. As always, invite a friend. Share about QFK with your quilting friends. And know that your unseen work will be noticed and cherished by a child in need of some great comfort. I can think of no better reason to make a new quilt!


Happy sewing and see ya next week!

Beth Ann