Final Day of Voting – Story of Project Linus 2020 Mystery Quilt

The 2021 Project Linus Mystery QAL Challenge fund raising contest winners will be announced TOMORROW (2/20/2021). There is still time to contribute. The goal this year is $22,000 and as of yesterday the total donated was $16,418. Each vote is a donation to Project Linus in support of their mission to provide comfort to children experiencing medical or emotional trauma (read about it here) . I’m sharing the final notes about my progress making my Lucy’s Love Notes Quilt.

Project Linus 2020 Lucy's Love Notes
My Lucy’s Love Notes – Project Linus 2020 Mystery QAL Challenge

The final clue, the Big Reveal, gave us the instructions to assemble all the portions we had made into a quilt top. Lucy, the Flamingo received a border, then another border was added after the hearts & notes. The Sunrise/Sunset blocks were alternated with the Envelops (which will hold Lucy’s Love Notes), The finishing touch was the 3-piece borders with the Flower Cornerstones.

Lucy assembly in progress
Lucy, the Flamingo, plus Hearts & Notes almost looks like a Panel.

The quilts I usually make have blocks that are sewn into rows which are combined to make the quilt top. This construction was a bit different since it began with the middle “block,” adding sashing or borders. Then additional blocks were added surrounding the middle and so forth until the final borders are added

Top/Bottom Birders if Lucy
Flower Cornerstones were added to the Top & Bottom Borders

From 9/26 – 11/7/2021, we received instructions for 4 Heart Units, 8 Envelope Units, 8 Sunrise/Sunset Blocks, 4 Flower Blocks, 4 Musical Notes, 1 Pink Flamingo and now the assembly/borders. In making this quilt top, we were challenged to use a multiple techniques: Piecing, Paper Piecing & Applique. It is always exciting to see how it all comes together. .

Thank you to all the voters for their donations and to the 48 other quilters that participated in this contest. There were many more quilters who have made “Lucy” and are donating the completed quilts to a local Project Linus Chapter. Their quilts will one day wrap around a child giving comfort.

If you want to vote for mine – #18, click here to donate. Voting closes at midnight 2/19/2021

There will be prizes for the top 4 vote/donation earners and gifts for the next 15. (I’m in 29th place.) Marvelous quilting sponsors have donated their products in support of the contest making it fun for us. The real winners of this are the children.

We got about an inch of sleet followed by freezing rain which all turned to ice. Not a pretty picture! Many have lost power/water/heat. I find it hard to believe that there were Tornados in Georgia & North Carolina this week! Because of the weather this week, I had an Online Stitching afternoon with one of my Hand Stitching Group. It was fun to visit “in-person” while working on our individual projects and share our progress.

Happy Stitching!

Quilt Mouse


About Quiltmouse

I am retired. I love to quilt. I make charity quilts as well as quilts for my friends & family.
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