Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Last block for Sabine's

We were short a block for Sabine's quilt so Jerrett (my son) created his own with a little help from me of course. He drew what he wanted, picked the fabrics, and I took creative license and reproduced his drawing. You know he's my kid when his drawing is very similar to the Flea Market Fancy quilt pattern!

2 more blocks and update!

We're done! I believe we have received all the blocks that we're going to get! We're ready to begin piecing them together! We've decided to use white to frame out your blocks then use a pink or yellow border. That way your blocks will be highlighted (thanks Meghan for the tip!). Here are 2 that I received today!

From Stephanie

From Kirie

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Final Deadline

Hello Ladies! We're getting down to the wire here for receiving blocks (today is technically the deadline). Hopefully, if you have not mailed your blocks, you've contacted us to let us know what's going on. If we don't hear from the one's who haven't sent blocks by Monday we will ask our "back up" ladies to provide blocks. We feel this is only fair since we'd like to get these blocks pieced together as soon as possible so Meghan can do her thing.

I've noticed that a few haven't sent notes along with their blocks...it's ok if you didn't want to! If you just forgot and would like to include one you are more than welcome to email us with it and I will print it out. I promise I won't read it, I know these are a personal thing! The plan is to have the album contain envelopes with the notes inside and a picture of your block.

If you have posted about your block on your blog/site and would like us to link to it here please email us with the link. Thanks!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Charlotte's Block!

Go check out Charlotte's block and the post she wrote about it! I think it's perfect, even with the "crooked seam"!

Another block.

Hi Everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. It's cold here, and my kids are patiently waiting for snow.
Anyway, check out Autum's block. I recieved a couple blocks this weekend and will post pictures later today.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Beki's Block

Beki has created her block for Sabine's quilt! It's perfect! Go check it out here!

Becky's block!

Look at Becky's gorgeous block! I'm ga-ga for the polka dots! Love it!

Thursday, January 18, 2007


LORI B!!!!! We need to hear from you!! You're supposed to be creating a block for Penelope's quilt and we haven't heard from you since you left the comment requesting to join. Please email us!

Tanaya's block!

Tanaya's block arrived this morning via the not-so-hunky UPS guy in shorts no less! (it's cold here!) The block is fantastic! I love the fabric she used!

Edited to Add: Tanaya said it was ok to share the reason behind her fabric choices...For my quilt square, I chose these fabrics because I was inspired by this quote from Mother Teresa:

"See how nature-trees, flowers, grass-grows in silence; see the stars and the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...we need silence to be able to touch souls."

That's so touching! I'm in tears!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Me`Lisa's Block

Another pretty block for Penelopes quilt. Check it out. I'm really getting excited about this quilt. I can't wait to see it all put together.

Another fabulous block!

Jennifer doesn't have a blog but she shared a picture of her block for Penelope's quilt. What I love his that her daughter helped her pick out the fabric! Gorgeous block! Thanks Jennifer! Here's a little bit of what she wrote in her email:

"The fabrics are the new Heather Ross Lightning Bugs, with one strip of Road Trip. The yellow on the two borders is from a 4 yard piece of vintage fabric I found in a thrift store for $1.38! I love it, but have no idea where it comes from. This is for Penelope’s quilt, and my Penelope helped to pick out the fabrics (which is why there is a little more pink that I would have had normally- she LOVES pink. Although I was to do a yellow block, it was important to me to have my Penny have input- she knows it is going for another Penelope and so she picked the things she thought all Penny’s would like, namely, pink dots and stripes!)

Monday, January 15, 2007

More blocks!

More fabulous blocks for Sabine's quilt have shown up at Lisa's and Korallin's blog! Go check them out!

Erin finished her block for Penelope's quilt!

Time's running out! Deadline is the 19th but we'll give you until the 25th as a grace period!

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Another fabulous block!

Go check out Gaylen's block! It's gorgeous!

6 days until the deadline! or if you're a little late the 25th!

Friday, January 12, 2007


Hello ladies! I hope everyone is doing well and the blocks are in the mail (or almost!). Remember the deadline is the 19th!

We received an email from one of the gal's about including your name, email address, etc. in your note. Her concern was that Kati would feel the need to respond to all of us with an email or a "thank you" and she suggested that we might include something in the album "that states we are providing the artist contacts as informational only - and there is no expectation of a response from the family made to individual artists, or the group as a whole?". My thoughts exactly! My mother lost her husband of only 18 days back in July and she had many people around her for support for a few weeks and then everyone had to get back to their own lives...I think these notes will let Kati and her family know that there are still many people thinking of her. We're not expecting Kati to do anything but cuddle up with Sabine and Penelope and talk about their Daddy. If you're not comfortable adding your email address or blog/site then that's ok!


Thursday, January 11, 2007

1st Block!

Here's a picture of the first block I've recieved for Penelope's quilt. The picture really doesn't do it justice. Thanks Serena it's beautiful! XOXO, Patricia.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Another finished block!

Stacy has just posted about her gorgeous pink block for Sabine's quilt. Go check it out here!

Monday, January 8, 2007


I've noticed a few of you lovely ladies have begun your blocks! Send us a link to your site/blog or a photo of your block and we'll post about it!

Go here to see Michelle's block! She had sent us a picture and I didn't realize why she had chosen her design until I read her post...I got all teary! Great job Michelle!


Sunday, January 7, 2007

1st draft of my block

Here's my rough draft of my block to give you an idea of the direction I'm going. I think in my next attempt I'm going to scale down the squares and stripes a bit. Hope everyone is well! XO~Shanna

Saturday, January 6, 2007


Apparently someone, who remains anonymous, didn't like my post about block size! If you are leaving a comment I ask that you keep them "light" and not belittle me or others. I merely made a suggestion and I know full well that I am not a quilter...thank you very much! If you have an issue with something please email us directly and we will be happy to discuss it with you.

Please remember that this project/site is to bring people together for the purpose of bringing comfort, love and understanding to Penelope and Sabine Kim. This is about them, not the lack of quilting skills I have.

For issues you can email Patricia and I at quiltsforthekims@yahoo.com or if you'd like to email me personally you can find it here.


Friday, January 5, 2007

As we receive squares...

I'm sure that everyone is excited to see what the other ladies are creating! (I know I am!) I was asked whether or not we'll post pictures of the blocks as they come in...sure!! We'll try to post a picture! If you have a blog/site and would like us to link to your post about your square then please email us at quiltsforthekims@yahoo.com with the link to your post! Thanks!


Thursday, January 4, 2007

Clarification: block size

Hello again! There seems to be a little miscommunication about final block size. Patricia and I are wanting the final size of your block to be 12 inches (11 1/2" plus 1/4 seam allowance). If you've already created a block that's 12 1/2" maybe you can salvage it by cutting it off a bit?? or if it's too small then maybe adding a strip to the side?? Sorry for the confusion!

Reminder/Update #2

Hello ladies!! If you haven't read Patricia's previous post please scroll down to the one under this post....I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and a happy New Year!

If you are creating a square for Sabine's pink quilt you should have just received an email from me with some general information and my mailing address. If you did not receive one from me, and you're making a pink square, please email me so that I have a correct email address. Patricia will (or has) sent out her own email to those who are making squares for Penelope's yellow quilt. Lori we still need an email address from you; please email us ASAP!

Please remember that we're also asking you to send a little note along with your square. My intentions are to create a little album for the girls. If you could include your blog/site address (if you have one), your email, name and the state you live in that would be great! My goal is to create a page for each person that contains a picture of the square along with your info. and your note. Don't worry I won't read the notes! The notes don't have to be much...and you don't have to include one if you don't feel like it.

Thank you again for contributing to these quilts! We're hoping that they will bring a little comfort to the little ones!

Remember squares are due by the 19th of this month but we'll give you until the 25th at the latest!


Happy New Year and Update

Hi Ladies. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. Shanna and I will be sending out emails with our mailing addresses for the quilt blocks. If you don't hear from us in the next couple days please contact us. We are looking forward to seeing all your blocks and putting them together. Thank you again for joining us! If you get a minute check out the Kim Family Auction on ebay. Some beautiful things were donated for this auction, and the response has been amazing. Take care and I hope your 2007 is full of good things!