More Gorgeous Heroes Blocks!

Man-oh-man do I have a lot of Show & Tell for everyone!  Heroes Blocks are still trickling in for my Heroes Helping Heroes quilt and I wanted to show them all off.  First up are two blocks from Kelsey of Kelsey Creates.  Her notes are blunt, honest, and touching and her blocks are a great combo of darks and lights.  Thank you so much, Kelsey!  (P.S.  I don't know how she did it, but she has created the code for the new "PinIt" button that you see at the bottom of my post.  Check out her tutorial here.)  (P.S.S.  The PinIt button refers to Pinterest. If you are not on Pinterest yet, you are truly missing out.  I'd happily send you an invite if you need one.  Otherwise, they make you wait weeks to get accepted.)

The next two blocks are extra special to me. Traci, who made these blocks, is a year younger than I am and went to my high school.  We didn't know each other well, but have both become creative inspiration for each other via pinterest.  I was so excited when I saw her email saying she would help me out with this quilt, that I ran and asked my husband (who also went to our high school), "Matt, do you remember Traci that went to school with us?"  Knowing darn well what his response would be, he said, "Of course I remember her!  She was the cute little blond that all the guys had a crush on!"  I brought that one on myself!

Traci, thanks so much for helping.  I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your best friend and your husband's Grandma and I hope I didn't embarrass you too much. :) 

Traci's friend Erin made this lovely block.  I love every single print you used, Erin! Thank you.

Marsha of Marsha's Spot sent this strong block.  This will be a great addition to the quilt. Thank you Marsha.

Marsha, I am sorry I missed this note earlier.  Thank you for making this block in honor of your Dad!

 Mandy sent in this adorable block.  I love the blue/green flower print.  Thanks so much, Mandy!

Charlotte of LawsonandLotti sent three incredible blocks.  I love the ice cream cones...


...and of course I love the swimmers, since I was one....

...and for the finale.... The cutest block I have ever seen!!!!!  Lavendar represents cancer and Charlotte has made a lavendar ribbon block for the back of the quilt.  This is just incredible, Charlotte.  I didn't think this quilt could get much cooler, but you just put the icing on the cake.  Good work and THANK YOU!!!

Since I haven't sewn all the blocks together, I can't hold the quilt up yet and I am running out of places to display all the blocks together. The dining room table is too small now and so is the front entry way floor.  I thought my bed would work.  To give you perspective, my bed is a king size, so this quilt has grown enormously!  I think if I just added the two missing blocks at the top/right, it would be a perfect queen size quilt so that it will hang over the edges just a bit. 

So, so beautiful.  Good work, ladies!!!



I'm linking up with Lee over at WIP Wednesday @ FreshlyPieced.


  1. where is this being auctioned?

    1. It will be at the JWMarriott in Indianapolis. Feb 25th, 2012. The Evening Under the Stars Gala.

  2. I want it! It looks gorgeous, can't wait to see how you finish it. Will you put a border or just bind?

  3. Incredible!!! What a glorious quilt! I love the ribbon block! Wonderful!!

  4. Just gorgeous! And I have truly enjoyed all those beautiful notes as well. So bittersweet. Thank you for making this quilt.

  5. This is looking absolutely fabulous, I'm so glad that I could contribute a block or two to this project. When finished, it will truly be something magical.

  6. wow, this is looking so amazing. Thanks for continuing to share the progress on it! I can't wait to hear what happens with it.

  7. What an absolutely gorgeous quilt, and a fabulous project. Thanks for sharing this project!

  8. I am so inspired by all these gorgeous blocks, and for the stories that go with them. It is going to be a lovely quilt - and for such a good cause. Thanks!

  9. Such a pretty quilt and a beautiful story (stories, really) behind it.

  10. I'm glad you rec'd my block. You don't mention the note I put in about my dad....you did find it in the envelope didn't you? I sure hope so!

  11. Oh my gosh...Val, you and Matt are TOO funny!!! Thanks for the compliments!! You did make me blush a bit though!! So glad that these got to you! The quilt is going to be A-mazing!!

  12. Not sure if I did what you suggested...but you can try to reply now! ;)

  13. I have been asking others for an invite to pinterest but haven't gotten one yet.
    I did fill in my email today on the website to ask for an invite. I hope I don't have to wait weeks!


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