Saddle Up St. Jude, we are starting a group quilt and it's going to be FABULOUS!
A couple years ago I organized a group fundraiser quilt to be made by lots of my quilty friends that went back to my hometown area in Illinois to raise money for St. Jude. The charity organization is called "Saddle Up for St. Jude" and each year in November they hold a big auction to raise money to help childhood cancer and this year I would like to do the same thing, only bigger!
Ok y'all, this is how it is all going to work...
I have created a YouTube video to share some tips on making scrappy square-in-a-square quilt blocks so that we can each make a couple blocks and they will all come out exactly the same. The papers will make it much easier for me to put all the blocks together since so they will be super square and perfect and I can't wait to see all the big scrappy quilts they will create for St. Jude! My goal is to try to make two quilts, one with the 3.5" papers and a second quilt with tiny 1.5" papers.
**The only RULE is to keep the center blocks all light in color (white, linen, cream, light grey) while the 4 corner pieces are all the same color fabric, any color is great, I want lots of color variety, use whatever you have in your scrap bin!
**It is ok if you leave the papers on, or take them off, whatever you prefer.
Dont have the foundation papers yet? Click HERE
UPDATE: We have all the blocks we need for this charity, but make sure you join my Charity Facebook Group so you don't miss out on the next group quilt!
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I will be sharing the finished quilts on my YouTube Channel the end of October 2022 just before the auction, I would love for you to Subscribe so you don't miss the auction!
Here is some information about the Southern Illinois Saddle Up For St. Jude charity, you can follow their Facebook page, and each year in the fall they will post more details on the auction items. The annual auction takes place the first Saturday in November and in the last 11 years the action has raised $294,253.12 total, which includes private donors and the auction. 100% of the proceeds from this benefit go to St. Jude Children Hospital, let's keep that number growing!!
Check out the quilt we made for the
Hey Y'all, I'm Gina Tell! I live on Lake Travis just North of Austin Texas. I'm a full time long arm quilter and lover of all this art and outdoors!!