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May 10, 2016

New Leader/Ender Project!

Hello friends!  I know it's been a while but I have some exciting news to share!  I've been pushing hard to finish up my leader/ender project and I finally got it to the point where it has to go to main project to finish up.  Here's a shot...

 A Quilting Chick - Patches and Pinwheels

All of the 6-inch squares have been combined into 12-inch blocks as leaders/enders.  After laying it out to take this pic, everything is arranged so I can start putting it into a top!  :)  You know what that means???  New leader/ender project!

Which leads to my news.  I decided month's ago that it made a lot more sense to use my leader/ender space as a charity project.  And I knew exactly which charity I want to work with.  My gorgeous daughter, Cassidy, was born almost 2 months early.


She had to stay in the NICU for almost a month.  She'd barely come home from the hospital when I had to go back to work.  The nurses in the NICU were amazing and I'll never forget the little gifts that were given to her while there.  They really helped us through that trying time in our lives.   Now I want to give back.  Here in San Antonio is a group called Threads for Love.  They are in desperate need for quilts, blankets, knitted/crocheted caps, burial gowns, etc. (check their website for details). The quilts/blankets that they need are size 36" x 42" to drape over the incubators.  Here's the start of my new leader/ender project...

 Scrap Jar Star

This is a Scrap Jar Star block, designed by A Little Bit Biased.  I only need 9 blocks plus a top and bottom border to make the size they need.  I cannot wait to get these going and start helping out.

AND YOU CAN TOO!  If you'd like to help, I'll be collecting donated quilts or blankets from our community and dropping them off.  I'm going to start looking for a sponsor for this project and I think we'll break it down into quarters so for every item you donate during the quarter, you'll be entered for a prize.  Not sure what it'll be for the first quarter yet, but I'll definitely let you know.

If you don't have time to help with the sewing but still want to donate to the cause, I'll be accepting fabric and scrap donations to help make the quilts for these needing families.  Please contact me via email at aquiltingchick@gmail.com and I'll give you the address to send to.

I'm so excited about this project and can't wait to see what this community can do to help!!!

Today I'm linking up with Patchwork Times, Cooking Up Quilts, Bits and Bobs, Love, Laugh, Quilt, Quilt Story, Freemotion by the River, and Blossom Heart Quilts.


  1. Scrap jar star is one of my favorite blocks!

  2. A lovely quilt, a beautiful daughter and a great star :) keep up the good work

  3. I love your scrap jar block lovely bright clean looking fabrics and such a worthwhile project.

  4. I love your scrap jar block. Some day I will get some made. I would help you out but the darn postage prevents me from doing so. I do however make for our local neonatal. Good luck with your adventure.

  5. Fabulous quilts and such a great cause, Well done xx

  6. I just love your top quilt Cathy! and what a super idea for the donated quilts....we have similar charity quilts here in Australia. I wish you all the best with your endeavour. So glad you linked up at Bits 'n Bobs.

  7. Beautiful quilt for a wonderful project!

  8. Great idea! Any pattern we like? I do like yours, but I have stacks of beepie blocks and could easily make some. I'm making baby quilts this year anyway. And how exciting to see your former project reach this point!

  9. Both leader and enders projects are bright and fun. Congrats on getting your pinwheel quilt to the point of assembly.