Sunday, 13 March 2016

Cancer Relief Quilt #4 - Ready, Steady, Go!


This weekend I had meant to fully steam ahead and make great progress with the quilt now that everybody's block has arrived but then a family emergency took up all the weekend. Albeit that setback, I wanted to show you at least a group picture of all the blocks together and of the little extra block components and polaroids I have received.

Thus, I pulled my living room table aside, laid out the blocks in no particular order and scrambled on top of my ladder to snap you a picture.

Polaroid Photo Quilt, in progress, Puppilalla
Always starting from the left: 1st row blocks by Laura, Lisa, myself, Maja; 2nd row Renae, zen quilter, Renae again, Liz; 3rd row June, Mary and the Burpham Babes, June again, Karin; 4th row all by Jenn








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Are these not just darling? The polaroids do exactly what they should, they mesmerize. I could just stare and explore the little pictures forever. So much work and care went into those blocks. Thanks to all the donors again. (You rock!)

Polaroid Photo Quilt, in progress, Puppilalla


I have reached a crossroad project wise though. As you helpers have been so generous and some of you made more than one block, I have plenty now.
  • Should I make Hanno one big blanket as laid out in the picture above? 
  • Should I keep easy transport in mind and make a smaller blanket with 3x4 blocks and use the remaining blocks and polaroids and incorporate them into blankets for Hanno's two sisters? They are equally concerned by the family circumstances after all? 
  • Should I make one big blanket and gift it to the entire family and make pillowcases out of the remaining polaroids and give those to the three children?

Decisions, decisions.


Polaroid Photo Quilt, in progress, Puppilalla







Happy for your thoughts.
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Jenn's pretty four







6 comments:

  1. Your project is coming along wonderfully, Katrin!

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  2. I love the blocks all together! You've got a good mix of full 9 polaroid blocks and others with spaces. Have you heard of a 'quillow'? (= Quilt + Pillow). It would make the quilt portable and you could use some of those cute extra polaroids :)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qlihBKIC7Q

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    1. No I had not heard of a quillow. It is worth a thought though =)

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  3. This looks awesome! It's great to see the blocks together!

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  4. Beautiful! The fabrics all look so wonderful. Everyone made terrific choices.

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    1. They did, didn't they? The quilt top looks marvellous already.

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