The Positivity QAL – Link Up Number Two

Hello Everyone! I am happy to be hosting the second link up for The Positivity Quilt Along, hosted by Preeti of Sew Preeti Quilts. As you probably know, many of the quilts made during the QAL are destined to be donated to Mercyful Quilts. We are so thankful to Preeti for hosting this event and to all of you who have made, or are making, quilts for Mercy. I realize some of you have chosen to donate your quilt to a different organization and that is also wonderful! Your creativity, time and effort are hugely appreciated!

If you haven’t yet started, don’t worry! The blocks are a breeze to make and quilts are ALWAYS needed at Mercy Hospital. You are welcome to join in and make one whenever the timing suits you. As for my quilt….. I have been making very little progress. Summer has been so busy with lots of family time. In all honesty, I have only made eighteen blocks at this point. But, like I said, the need for quilts is on-going and I will get mine done.

Obviously, I don’t have a finished flimsy (quilt top) to share with you today. However, I do have some finished quilts to show you!

This quilt was sent to me by Rachel who is from Orgeon. She was the first person to send me a finished Positivity Quilt. She was really quick!! I love the colors and the arrangement of her plus blocks!

Rachel made a pieced backing, using some extra blocks she had. I think she did a great job with balancing the pieced blocks with the large pieces of fabric.

OK – on to the second Positivity Quilt that has been received (also from Oregon)! This one was made and quilted by Cyndy of Quilting Is More Fun than Housework. We all know Cyndy is a master when it comes to scrappy quilts and this is certainly no exception. Her use of turquoise and orange with a scrappy gray background is wonderful.

The HST quilt shown above was also donated for Mercyful Quilts. This beauty was made by Jolie D. of Oregon and quilted by Cyndy. I really like the color selection Jolie chose here. These earthy tones are warm and comforting.

It has been wonderful to replenish the supply of quilts for Mercy Hospital. The staff and the recipients of the quilts are always very thankful for the donations we provide. Thank you so much to each of you who have sent, or are soon to send, quilts our way!

Let’s share the flimsies that are made. There are prizes for this link up too! On July 25th, names will be drawn to win one of five different gifts. Each of these prizes are PDF patterns donated by these very lovely quilt pattern designers.

1. One PDF pattern of your choice from Cynthia of Quilting is More Fun than Housework
2. One PDF pattern of your choice from Jayne of Twiggy and Opal
3. One PDF pattern of your choice from Denise of For the Love of Geese
4. One PDF pattern of your choice from Debby of Quilter by Design
5. One PDF pattern of your choice from Melanie of Mell Meyer

Please link up below. If you don’t have a blog, you are welcome to email me a picture of your flimsy so I can add it to this post. Your picture will count as an entry to win!! Linky will be open through Saturday, July 24, 2021.

Here is a flimsy made by Rochelle S. Love the blues and greens. Does it remind you of seaglass?

This quilt top was made by Nikki M. Notice that the pluses are basically the same tones as Rochelle’s up above. But change that background color and it is a whole new. sunshiny look!! Love them both and can’t wait to see them all quilted up. 🙂

15 thoughts on “The Positivity QAL – Link Up Number Two

  1. Diann@LittlePenguinQuilts

    I don’t have a flimsy yet, but I’m still sewing along! I figured you wouldn’t send my quilt back if it didn’t arrive until next year! 🙂 It will be fun to see all the fun ideas people are using for their Positivity quilts.

    1. Bernie Post author

      Well, it is good to know I am in good company! When I counted my blocks the other day, I was surprised to see that I even had the eighteen – Slowly but surely, I will get it done. I am also behind on my diamond blocks for the RSC challenge. That is just my way I suppose!

    1. Bernie Post author

      I agree – it is always cool to see the same pattern made multiple times like this. Love seeing all the different interpretations of it. I would think it is especially gratifying to the designer of the pattern. 🙂

  2. Roseanne

    Hi Bernie! Thanks so much for hosting the quilt top parade. It’s so fun to see all the different design choices. What beautiful eye candy you have to share with us. Oregon is the place to be, it seems! Once I get the second one pieced, quilting will begin – can’t wait. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Cynthia Brunz

    I was going to link up my quilt but I see you already featured it! It is such a delight to see all of the variations of the positivity design! I hope we see lots of quilts out in the wild 🙂

    1. Bernie Post author

      I think we will! So many variations are appearing! Thank you again Cyndy – love your colors and the layout. 🙂

  4. Frédérique

    I love all these quilts, full of joy and positivity!
    Thank your for hosting the link party. I will donate mine in France, in the hospital unit for very early babies who need care before starting their life and coming home with the parents (I don’t know the English word for Prématurés).

    1. Bernie Post author

      That sounds like a great way to use your Positivity quilt. We also use the word premature for babies born too early. It will bring comfort to the parents who are likely feeling a lot of stress and worry. 🙂

  5. Cheree Hull

    Wow, some over-achievers there! LOL. They look great! Hope to get my first one in the mail later this week. Is the mailing address on Preeti’s page for the QAL? Thanks for hosting!

    1. Bernie Post author

      Hi – I can’t wait to see your quilt in person! I will email the mailing info to you separately. Thanks Cheree!!!

  6. JanineMarie

    So many pretty quilts! I love how there are similarities, but each quilt is different. This is such a great project that you and Preeti have going.


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