Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Virtues Quilt Project


I've been meaning to try out Tonya's letters, and got the idea to make a virtues quilt. Thought I'd make a word a week, and at the end of the year have 52 for a big quilt. But these things are so fun, I've made four this week! I think they look great with this fabric I got ON CLEARANCE at Jackie's online shop.

Have you heard of the Virtues Project? They've got a list of 52 virtues, with definitions and lessons on how to teach them to your family and students. Very inspiring.

If anyone wants to play along, you can post your Virtues Quilt Project over at the Unruly Quilting blog. As my son said to me, "Changing the world, one quilt at a time."

27 comments:

beth said...

What a great project!

Kim said...

Great colors, letters, and motion happening with all the stripes, plaids and brights.......simply adorable!
Kindness is my favorite virtue,,,,,,,
what a great world we would live in if everyone practiced KINDNESS :0).

Happy sewing

Jackie said...

A terrific project! I love the words that you picked too. Just perfect. I agree with Kim... Kindness is the key! Yes, I love that fabric you purchased from me. Perfect!

Alexis said...

LeeAnn! This is awesome... I am going to have to join you... just as soon as I get some quilts quilted!

YankeeQuilter said...

Your words look great and what a wonderful message!

Sujata said...

Just visited the site.. Thanks for the link. what a wonderful project! I love your words and the message and, your son is right!

Karen said...

This book is next on my must have list - I've been looking for it, but not in my stores yet. Love the idea of the virtues and the words. Can't wait to see more.

Teodo said...

Thanks for these links.
You have done a wonderful virtual quilts. The virtual word that I love is HONESTY.
ciao ciao

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

WOW - look at you go. What a terrific project. Kudos!

Helen said...

I think this is just the best idea ever. What the world needs now...

liz said...

Great quilt, great idea, great post. I think I need to learn those virtues myself before I can pass them on. Very inspiring.

Barb said...

This is great!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

So fun!!! LeeAnn I love your sense of color and I covet your stash! ;-)

Mary Lou Weidman said...

I love anything you can leave as a positive message to the younger generation and this is a perfectly wonderful example. Very lovely in many ways.

Julie Fukuda said...

Lucky I don't use a machine. You could get sucked into something like this without batting an eye!

Grazia said...

I'm sure you had so much fun making this quilt...it's a great one! ;)
Grazia

Kathie said...

this is a great idea, project!
love those words, hmmm wonder if I could do this too?
Kathie

The Scrappy Bee said...

What a great idea. I must keep my sights on a word quilt I have in mind which is much like this idea but with bees. Love the background with this. Bonnie

Karen said...

What a nice idea. I was wondering how you would come up with 52 virtues to use on your quilt but read that you have that taken care of.

Bonnie Hull said...

OMG the pink plaid...oh, and the words are nice too, of course. See you soon. xx

Dan (Made by a Man) said...

I love this. It'll be cool to see how the process/words evolve and what you end up with after 52 weeks. Great start. Love those clearance fabrics on Jackie's online shop too!

Tonya Ricucci said...

totally fabulous!

meli B said...

I've never made any wordy blocks. Looks like fun.

Sharon said...

Wow, these look fabulous! I love the mixed background in pinks! Your letters are funky fun. This is a wonderful project/concept/idea too.

Sherri Lynn Wood said...

I agree with Kim. I particularly like the Kindness section and how the plaids worked with out. I wasn't too inspired to piece together words until I saw that. Maybe I'll do one with all plaids. Thanks Kim!

pat sloan said...

how incredibly interesting! Thanks for sharing... and LOVE your words!

Vesuviusmama said...

As you can tell, I've been pretty lax about following blogs lately, but I'm catching up on yours today. What a neat project! And a quick question, when you quilt with perle cotton, what kind of needle do you use?