Wednesday, February 8, 2012

What's Cookin' at The Sweatshop, Week #20 - Link Up Your Scrappy Blocks!

Hi, all!

Well, it's been two weeks - have you got a scrappy block to link up?  I'm so excited to see what you've come up with!  I tried to find time this week to play with some designs, and while I've got some in my head, I haven't had a chance to put them to thread and needle.... 

But here's what we've been working on at the Sweatshop in the meantime - - - 

This beautiful quilt top, which was donated by Deb, (who doesn't have a blog), is going to find a home with a couple who recently lost both of their twin newborn babies.  Because it is much larger than the quilts we usually make, Diane agreed to quilt it on her long arm machine.  She did a fabulous job...

...look at that beautiful quilting!  Diane took so much time to make this a really special quilt.  And here's one last shot...

....just because it's pretty!

This quilt... being delivered today to a man who is undergoing triple bypass surgery this afternoon.  Diane pieced and quilted this very manly quilt...

And Cindy pieced this beautiful top and back, which I managed to get quilted yesterday...

And quite a few of the ladies who took kits last Wednesday brought me their finished tops, so I've got this lovely stack to quilt...

Looks like it's going to be a busy spring!!


 But now it's time for the scrappy block challenge!!

If you didn't see the post two weeks ago, I challenged my readers to create a block using the system in Joan Ford's book, 
Cut The Scraps!
You can read more about the challenge here.....

And today is the day to link up your blocks!  

I can't wait to see what you have all created!!

And don't forget, there are prizes!!
A copy of the book...
and three great prize packs 
donated by Shannon at FabricsNQuilts!
You have until Saturday at midnight to link up 
your blogpost, and I'll draw the winners Sunday and
announce them in my Monday blogpost.
(I'll also send each of you an e-mail,
provided I have an address for you!)

So post your link, and be sure to check out
everyone's entries!  There are some
great ideas out there!!




  1. That sunflower dresden is absolutely gorgeous, both in design and quilting!

    Interestingly enough, I could tell the quilt that is going to the gentleman undergoing triple bypass (Yikes!) was made for a man.

    Always so many beauties on your blog, Sarah!

  2. Wow, Diane did a beautiful job on the dresden plate quilt. It's gorgeous. I just got my block together last night after work. What fun! I would love to donare some blocks to the sweatt shop. Can you send me information on how to donate and any guidlelines if thats possible?

  3. Such pretty eye candy here today. I really love that sunflower dresden quilt!

  4. I didn't have time to make a scrappy block for the challenge, but I did get a copy of the book anyway!

    Your quilts are great - I love the Dresden plates (hey, that rhymes).

  5. I don't know if I linked correctly or not. I tried. I am a rookie at a lot of this stuff. Your donation quilts today are beautiful. Joanne

  6. Beautiful quilts!
    Hey Sarah. I messed up posting my block. Accidentally did tow LINKY POSTS. Please delete the link with no picture. Sorry. Thanks.
    I put my block in the mail today. You should get it this weekend. I hope you can use it with some other donated blocks in a church ministry quilt.

  7. I am also a rookie, but now I have one under my belt. This was a great challenge - with the emphasis on challenge. I was surprised at how hard it was to try to create something new. I am sure my blocks (Becky's Blocks #1 and #2) have an "official" name, but I did create them by just playing around with layout (on #1) and actual fabric (#2).

    Thanks for the push to actually post something!

  8. The quilts are that dresden!

    It will be fun to check out all the blocks. I wasn't able to play along this time:)

  9. I'm late - Oh, the Sunflower quilt is just a delight! I hope it eases a sadden heart. Great plaid man's quilt. You ladies have been rockin'! Now to visit everyone.

  10. This is so fun! How might we send blocks to donate to you?

  11. Hi Sarah,

    Where do I send the top and the scraps?

    BeautifulDresden plates by the way.

  12. I love the manly quilt, it's very country primitive also - I have a friend who would love that design, must put on my to do/to give list.

    Lovely work ladies!!!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Sarah, you are so inspirational with all you do and the donation quilts that you make. I'm honoring you with a Versatile Blog award - :)

  14. All of the quilts you post are so pretty and that they are made for others just blesses me. It's a great feeling to give away beauty like this, isn't it!

  15. That sunflower dresden plate is gorgeous! Great idea.

  16. Beauties this week as always! I have linked up your post here on twitter & FB...I will also blog it :) Great entries so far!

  17. Sarah ! You and your fellow sweaters are amazing !! God Bless you all !
    My block picture didn't load but if you click on the white bar it takes you to it !!!! Thanks for the fun and thanks to Shannon !!


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