Sisterhood Quilt Top and a Giveaway
At the end of August, Preeti from Sew Preeti Quilts held a giveaway for six of her International Sister blocks. While I commented on her post which touched on sexual abuse and the atrocities that are still ongoing, I never thought that we would be hosting the Sister blocks. We were the chosen winners – I took it as a sign. The Sister blocks arrived along with some other pretty fabrics. More than we need to make a spectacular quilt! The six Sister blocks came ready to spread a message and gather some recruits to help. We listened and are ready to pass on the sisterhood torch. We’re calling it the Preeti Tradition and the giveaway starts today.
Preeti Tradition Giveaway Info First
As I mentioned above, we won six already finished Sister blocks. Preeti also sent along some additional fabrics from her stash that were longing to be fashioned for the cause. We are carrying on that same Tradition and will be giving away two sets of four finished Sister blocks and fabrics to use as you see fit. They may be for additional blocks or anything your heart desires. No restrictions or ties on this giveaway
other than living in the United States everyone can enter. There will be TWO winners.
Tradition Groupings and Individual Blocks
Since this is the week of Thanksgiving in the U.S. it is a great time to be both thankful and to giveaway some blessings. What do you need to do to win?? Leave a comment and make sure that you include your email address so that I can contact you. How long does the giveaway last?? How about Saturday, November 28th?! That day is Andrea’s birthday and another great reason to celebrate our blessings. If you’d like to follow our blog, that would be appreciated too but not necessary. Good luck!
Sisterhood In the Beginning
Six blocks is a very good start to a quilt top, especially when they measure 10” when finished. With our aversion to square quilts, we arbitrarily decided to shoot for 25 finished blocks. That sounds like it WOULD make a square quilt except that we are putting them on point. Thanks to Kathleen, who sent me an EQ8 file to play with the layout, we determined we only want to use 17 blocks.
These are not the fabrics we chose but rather just some random fabrics I thought looked nice. A navy binding finishes it off nicely and the ending size is approximately 47″ x 61.5 with a two-inch border. As an update we’re leaving off the 2″ border and our quilt top measures 43.5″ x 57.5 on the design wall.
The Glory of Sisterhood
If you look carefully you will see one block has the hands turned inward instead of outward in our keeper set. Rumor has it that indicates whether the Sister is open to be asked to dance or not; actually, it represents a brain freeze on my part as to how the pieces should have gone. Since it is indeed a creative decision the block will remain unchanged.
Because each Sister has her own personality, I just have to share a picture of each block. As they were being completed, favorites were chosen and then quickly replaced by the next finish. Both Sue and I would be hard pressed to choose a favorite – how about you? Being the kind of person that DOES hard press . . . I’ll have to share Sue’s favorite and mine with you later.
Importance of Sisterhood
Both Sue and I were blessed to have a sister or two in our life, not to mention each other. While my sisters were both considerably older, Sue was the oldest sister. Since my informal adoption into her family, I have also become the ‘older sister’ that they can’t get rid of. That goes for daughter and auntie status, too – I am lucky! When it was announced that our sweet girl, Addison, was to have a sibling we wished a sister for her. That was not meant to be (right now!) but she will keep her brother (plus another soon) and her cousin in line – an important duty for sure.
Here is our Sisterhood quilt top in all of its glory. Now for our favorite blocks: Sue’s first choice and the close second, my favorite and honorable mention, and finally, one we both love and it’s hard not to include. A soft light gray (Dove Gray, I think) has been chosen for the setting triangles (handy link for sizing the triangles). We expect to layer and quilt it shortly.
A Happy Happenstance
We’re opening the usual Tuesday To-Do linky party today to continue the partay-like atmosphere. It will be open all week! Join in and check out a few of the link ups. You never know what inspiration you’ll find. Our usual To-Do post will still be shared on Tuesday.
Linky party here for To-Do Tuesday. Open all week!
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